The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson audiobook

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart: A Novel

By Peter Swanson
Read by Paul Boehmer

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062267498

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781482991673

  • ISBN: 9781482991666

Runtime: 8.64 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears.

On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago.

Liana Dector isn’t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldn’t quite forget. She’s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she’s back—and she needs George’s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back.

George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no—he never could—so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.

Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thriller—an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What do you say when a woman who broke your heart years ago and is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder pops back into your life to ask a favor? If she’s as alluring as Liana Dector, you say, ‘Yes.’ And hope you survive the decision. The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride and an absolute blast from start to finish.” Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author
The Girl With a Clock for a Heart is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that dares you to turn the next page, but it’s much more dangerous than that. It dares you to take a hard, long look at people from your past and ask yourself who’s worth holding on to and who’s worth letting go. This novel burns faster and hotter than a lit fuse, and you’ll be feeling its heat long after the explosive ending.” Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind than Home
“Plot twists keep the pages turning until the end.” RT Book Reviews
“Swanson gives readers an adrenaline rush through all the hairpin turns.” Publishers Weekly
“Liana Dector, the title character in this debut thriller, is a master at reinventing herself, and, early on, her boyfriend, George Foss, becomes ensnared in her schemes…In alternate chapters, Swanson unreels the story of the teenage lovers and advances to the present-day quagmire into which George steps. Driven by the power of first love, this dangerous mix of sex and lies tumbles to an inevitable conclusion.” Booklist
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart has a plot that evokes Robert Parker and Dennis Lehane, a voice reminiscent of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and a femme fatale for the ages: mysterious, brilliant, possibly monstrous—and irresistibly alluring. It is a sparkling, haunting debut.” Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Swanson

Author Bio: Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of several novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and Before She Knew Him. His books have been translated into thirty languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, the Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 8.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English