All the Beautiful Lies

Peter Swanson
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From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear , The Kind Worth Killing and The Girl With a Clock for a Heart, comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder - a sly and brilliant guessing game of a thriller.

'As fascinating and cunningly plotted as any he has done previously, with just that perfect proportion of naive and well-intentioned characters being plunged into cauldrons of deceit and lies ... As ever nothing seems as it appears and Swanson turns the screw with ingenious artistry ...The web of complications twists and turns with every new chapter until the whole plot feels as tight as a vice and ready to explode, at which time the author finds yet more complications to add to the mix. First-rate suspense.’ - Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time

On the eve of his college graduation, Harry is called home by his step-mother Alice, to their house on the Maine coast, following the unexpected death of his father.

But who really is Alice, his father's much younger second wife? In a brilliant split narrative, Peter Swanson teases out the stories and damage that lie in her past. And as her story entwines with Harry's in the present, things grow increasingly dark and threatening - will Harry be able to see any of it clearly through his own confused feelings?

Author bio:

Peter Swanson is the author of The Kind Worth Killing, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and Her Every Fear. His stories and poems have appeared in The Atlantic, Measure, Mysterical-E, Soundings East, The Vocabula Review, and Yankee Magazine. His second novel, The Kind Worth Killing, won the New England Society Book Award for fiction. He has degrees in Creative Writing, Education, and Literature from Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College. He lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571327188
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: April 2018
Page Extent: 320
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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