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All the Beautiful Lies


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All the Beautiful Lies

Peter Swanson

ISBN 9780571327188

In a dark and brilliant guessing game of a novel – evoking Patricia Highsmith and Agatha Christie – Peter Swanson once again displays his unique gift for lovingly reprising and refreshing mystery writing's greatest tropes.

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?


The Author

peter swansonPeter Swanson is the author of three novels: The Girl With a Clock For a Heart, an LA Times Book Award finalist; The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; and his most recent, Her Every Fear. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.






Reviews, News & Interviews:

He's the real deal ... in the ranks of the killer elite alongside Tana French,

Gillian Flynn and Lauren Beukes. Joe Hill

Another read in one sitting from the best-selling Swanson. Metro