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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday - Her Every Fear



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I really liked Peter Swanson's previous book, The Kind Worth Killing, and reviewed it here.  We discussed it in our mystery book group a few months ago and compared it to Patricia Highsmith's book, Strangers On A Train, and Hitchcock's film adaptation of the tale.  It's quite a twisty story.  Peter Swanson has an interest in Hitchcock and his films.  I was delighted to find that he has penned a new book, which also will have overtones of some Hitchcock films.  This week, I'm waiting for:




Publication Date:  January 10th

The danger isn’t all in your head . . .

Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real.

And much, much closer than she thinks.

18 comments:

  1. Sounds great and I can't wait!

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  2. I'm excited about this one, too! Loved The Kind Worth Killing.

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    1. Oh I loved that one too. Such a 'turn you on your head' every little while kind of book.

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  3. This sounds super creepy! Probably not something I'd want to read at night. :)

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    1. Probably not. That kind of thing doesn't seem to bother me. Not sure why. Maybe because I've been reading 'scary' books (or what was scary at each time of life) since I was about 8. LOL

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    2. My 'scare' tolerance is very, very low ;<)))

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    3. Yes, it is. Not for you, Nan. :-)

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  4. Oooh, sounds good ... just added this to my TBR list on Goodreads.

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    1. Think you'd probably like this one, Susan.

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  5. I haven't read the last one, though it sounded intriguing. But this one sounds even better...

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    1. The Kind Worth Killing is quite the page turner or it was for me. I've gotten a little jaded for these type of books, but I was pleased.

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  6. I thought The Kind Worth Killing was an excellent thriller. I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

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    1. I'm excited about it and also want to look for his first book. Something about a girl with clock for a heart? Need to look it up.

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  7. I haven't read any Peter Swanson though a number of his books are on my TBR. I think I really need to just lock myself in my house for a year and do nothing but read. That's not unreasonable right?

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    1. Not unreasonable at all in my opinion. Think you'll do it? LOL

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  8. Adding The Kind Worth Killing to my list. :)

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