Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing. His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East, and The Vocabula Review. He has won awards in poetry from The Lyric and Yankee Magazine, and is currently completing a sonnet sequence on all 53 of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He lives with his wife and cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Books by Peter Swanson

Before She Knew Him

Published: March 2020

From Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing and All the Beautiful Lies, comes a novelas brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best.

Before She Knew Him

Published: April 2019

From Peter Swanson, author of The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear, comes a novel as brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best.

Before She Knew Him

Published: April 2019

An exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbour could lead them both to murder …

All the Beautiful Lies

Published: March 2019

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.

All the Beautiful Lies

Published: April 2018

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.

All the Beautiful Lies

Published: April 2018

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.

Her Every Fear

Published: January 2018

The bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying psychological thriller

Her Every Fear

Published: January 2017

The bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying psychological thriller - as tantalizing as Rear Window or The Girl on the Train.

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

Published: January 2017

A reissue of Peter Swanson's A Girl with a Clock for a Heart, re-jacketed in keeping with the bestselling, The Kind Worth Killing.

The Kind Worth Killing

Published: November 2015

The author of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart returns with a compulsive thriller.

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