(PDF NEW) [Before She Knew Him] ç Peter Swanson


Were never offered A look inside someone s mind A look inside a monster s mind Of course anybody would be interested but would most people agree to meet with someone they felt sure was a murdererThis book pulled me in from the first pages and at times I thought I had things figured out but I was very wrong Lately some thrillers have left me feeling unsatisfied with the plot and characters but this is definitely a good psychological thriller with mind bending revelations I would recommend this book to lovers of well written thrillersThis was a Traveling Sisters readI received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss They had a secret the two of them and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret Some seasoned Swanson readers are saying Before She Knew Him wasn t as compelling as his other books Well that bodes well for me because I found this uite thrillingSpeaking of thrills Before She Knew Him is a thriller not a mystery if that distinction is important to you There s no whodunnit because we know almost immediately who did it Instead the book is at times a game of cat and mouse at other times a psychological portrait of justice and abuse And I was so deeply sucked into this one that I totally didn t see it coming I feel like maybe I should haveThe book mostly switches between the perspectives of Hen her new neighbour Matthew and Matthew s wife Mira After just moving into a new home Hen and her husband Lloyd attend a dinner party at Matthew and Mira s house All is going well the four of them seem to get along and have chemistry That is until a tour of the house reveals an object that Hen recognizes An object that stops her in her tracks and makes her feel faintFrom then on Hen is convinced that Matthew is a murderer Hen has had manic pisodes in the past intense paranoia brought on by her bipolar disorder which have led her to believe people have been trying to kill her So Lloyd is skeptical when she claims that their new neighbour is a murderer Is this a sign her medication isn t working Could what she saw be a coincidence Her imaginationLike all good thrillers in my opinion this is driven by an xploration of the characters Hen is an artist and the darkness of her work offers a creepy undertone to much of the novel Matthew too has a dark past that gradually merges over the course of the book Hen s digging into Matthew uncovers secrets not only about him but about her own relationship The whole book is sinister and compelling It also goes to some very dark places and I would caution readers who are sensitive to scenes of graphic violence rape and abuse to look lsewhere I guess I can add Swanson to my must read list for the futureBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube This was my first book from Peter Swanson but all his books are on my TBR for ages So it was a really good start WARNING If you are not familiar with the story please don t read the blurb nor most of the reviews because they are full of spoilers Just go in blind and you will not regret it I just tell you some sneak peek without any spoilers This book is about two couples who are neighbors Somebody sees something and it will be very dangerous Everything is connected in some ways It is a psychological thriller which has a ton of fucked up characters That s itIt was a fast read I don t have so much time but I finished it in 2 days It is pretty good for meThe story has great pacing not too slow not too fast While I was reading I thought that I knew very little detail and I didn t really know how it will nd since in the beginning Swanson tells the reader verything Haha I was wrong The nding was so good I didn t xpect it at all It was mind blowing and at the same time it was creepy as hell All characters are screwed up In the whole reading time I was thinking about who I hate The Most Hen Made Me Really Angry And Her Husband most Hen made me really angry and her husband me crazy I don t like it at all This is the reason why I gave it just 35 stars But the good news is they ignited strong motions inside mePeter Swanson s writing style is ntertaining gripping and so obsessive I couldn t put down his book ven though I read

it at nighttime 
at nighttime I was so sleepyOverall this was such a good thriller I highly recommend it to veryone who loves psychological thrillers Thank you to Faber and Faber and Netgalley who provided me with an Snowflakes on the Sea ebook of this book inxchange for an honest review Catching a killer is dangerous Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy especially if he lives next doorOMG I was totally Gobsmacked by thatnding The author really fooled me I was not xpecting that it was a big jaw dropping moment I thought it was clever Another crazy thriller that had verything that I love in a thrillerI really loved this book Don t read the blurb the best way to start this one is to go in blindlyThis was a fast paced readI thought this was just as good as The Kind Worth Killing This was a Traveling Sister read and it was a fun discussion Before She Knew Him is my second book by Peter Swanson after the The Kind Worth Killing if you haven t read the book read it NOW Just like The Kind Worth Killing Before She Knew Him is a dark and suspenseful psychological thriller with several shocking twistsHen short for Henrietta and her husband Lloyd have settled into a uiet life in a new house outside of Boston Invited to a dinner by their neighbours next door Hen spots a familiar object displayed on the neighbour s Matthew office shelf Soon she realises that Mathew may not what he seems to be and may have a connection with her past life The Hen observes Matthew the she suspects he s planning something truly terrifyingSwanson is a master of thrillers set in a normal world with some twisted characters and an unreliable narrator Before She Knew Him has all the ingredients of such a thriller in a perfect mix Divided in 3 acts ach acts nds with a big twist Though I was able to figure out the main mystery uite Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival early in story I stillnjoyed how the mystery slowly unraveled in the story I felt the Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, ending lacked a bit of a punch but overall the story was uite goodApart from the setting Swansonxcels in creating some memorable characters The characters The Fix each with a crucial role in the storyvery character twisted in some way but as if picked from the people you ncounter in real life were all nicely developed Each one seemingly normal on surface but deceptively twisted inside The you know them the you want to know them I specially liked the characters of Hen Matthew I wish there was some focus on Hen Matthew Having said that Swanson makes it all work with some xcellent writing The story flowed nicely and it never got predictable The twists and turns at unexpected intervals kept the story interesting right when you think it s getting predictableOverall If you like dark thrillers with some twisted characters you will njoy this one 355 Many thanks to the publishers William Morrow Harper Collins the author Peter Swanson and Edelweiss for the ARC. Ike one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder an obsession she doesn’t talk about any but can’t fully shake ithe.

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FIVE STARS UPDATE Happy Book birthday TODAY to this yummy thriller You say Peter Swanson wrote it I say yes please just give me that book I don t ven care what it s about If Swanson writes it I must read it The man creates dark characters caught up in the most clever story lines you will ver come across in this genreI got no business reading this yet since it doesn t come out for at least three months BUT I COULDN T WAIT ANY LONGER And now that I finished it my head is spinning and I just want to read it all over again Very few thriller novels do I ver want to re read this is one of the first There is such a great twist about of the way inI did not in a million years see it coming and now I want to go back and look for the clues ISN T THAT THE MOST I didn t know that blood could jump like that almost like it wants to leave the human body get as far away as possible I d read about it of course in books and I d seen it in movies the way arterial blood will spray But to see it in reality to see the life of it that was somethingsomething I can t The Casa Mono Cookbook evenxpress in words Henrietta Mazur will tell you to call her Hen because that is what veryone calls her When people do that to me force their nicknames on me I have a tendency to ignore the suggestion so Hen will be Henrietta for the length of this review although if I hung out with her had beers with her I might have been inclined to call her Henry but never Hen Why would I call her a chicken anywayShe is an artist specifically a children s book illustrator who is bipolar and on a host of meds to keep her from becoming manic She is married to a man named Lloyd who seems steady and also attentive to her mental health They have just bought a new house she has moved into a new studio and all seems right with the world Until the dinner partyTheir neighbors Matthew and Mira Dola also childless like Henrietta and Lloyd in a neighborhood full of breeders invite them over for an vening of getting to know the new people next door Whenever I see couples with matching letter names like Matthew and Mira I think of a conversation I had with one of the local gossips here in town who smugly told me that married couples with matching letters hers were Cs were much likely to stay together She must have felt comfortable confiding this observation to me because my wife and I also have matching letters The Cs were divorced within a year There are no sacred rules it seems about happy marriage The dinner party actually went fine The problem comes afterwards when the Dolas are giving Henrietta and Lloyd a tour of their place Henrietta sees something on the mantle over the fireplace in Matthew s office that triggers a whole host of memories a flurry of overwhelming thoughts that turn her pale and feeling faint She looks at Matthew and seesThere must be some mistake She can t possibly think this well regarded mild mannered school teacher isakiller He does read J D Salinger which makes him seem a bit suspicious Or is this a manic pisode Knowing that she is not a credible witness there was an incident in college that makes anything she says uestionable she has to be sure that her suspicions are correct before she can go to the police She struggles to work on projects ven with deadlines looming I gotta say from a creative standpoint if I thought a killer lived next door I would probably be very unproductive It would be hard to write standing at the window all day tracking the movements of my neighbor binoculars in one hand an aluminum baseball bat in the other from morning until night Lloyd is supportive but skeptical Soon a restraining order arrives courtesy of the Dolas One could say things are getting out of control Following Matthew in the middle of the night is one of those illogical things that as you read the book becomes and logical Things are not working out The police are not cooperating they need proof not supposition to actually condemn someone for a crime Lloyd is becoming and worried and trying to stop her from becoming obsessed Obsession is what leads to her mental meltdowns in the past She can handle Lloyd All she has to do is lie to him Maybe the best way to catch a killer is to become HIS FRIEND THE TWISTS AND TURNS friend The twists and turns so unexpected that if this book were a roller coaster ride it would be condemned for all the passengers who arrive with broken necks at the nd of the ride Peter Swanson lulls me into thinking I know where he is going He gives me a few key reveals like tossing fish snacks to a hungry seal and then he starts to unravel all that I thought I knew The killer is at times booted off center stage as we start to discover that there are secrets nestled in behind other secrets Swanson never disappoints His discover that there are secrets nestled in behind other secrets Swanson never disappoints His are compelling His writing is stylish and cultured He mentions books and actually tells us the authors and titles I find that really annoying when an author writes that a character picks up a book and never tells us what it is A warning to writers a one star deduction for ach infraction I also don t like it when I m watching a TV show and a guy walks up to a bar and says I ll have a beer No one does that If I am a bartender and someone walks in and says give me a beer I m handing him the worse swill on tap Swanson also keeps us informed of what music Henrietta is listening to I ueued up the music mentioned and listening to it as I read Moreover he turned me onto the soundtrack for the movie The Painted Veil which is actually uite I read Moreover he turned me onto the soundtrack for the movie The Painted Veil which is actually uite Additionally Swanson mentions food such as a tomato and cheese omelet and Mulligatawny stew I was texting my wife and saying what do you think about having that Saturday morning and this Sunday Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) eveningLet s just say I really get into my books and I really immerse myself invery Peter Swanson His books have settings and situations that honestly any of us could find ourselves in Despite the modern settings there are noirish 1940s overtones that add a smoky atmosphere and attitude to his scintillating plots You will freuently find yourself while lbow deep in the plot thinking to yourselfwhat would I do if this was me All of his books are terrific They ach stand alone so you can read them in whatever order you choose but the important thing isread them If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at 45 starsThey had a secret the two of them and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secretWhen I read Peter Swanson s book The Kind Worth Killing I was completely blown away I was hooked almost instantly and knew that this was only the beginning Have you ver read an Author and thought why have I never read a book by himher before and when I can get my hands on another of hisher books Well I just got my chance Hen Henrietta and her husband Lloyd recently purchased a home outside of Boston Hen is an artist and works at a studio nearby and is happy that she has found stability and a nice community. Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a uiet life in a new house outside of Boston Massachusetts Hen short for Henrietta is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby and has found the right meds to control her bipolar. .
To live in She has bipolar disorder and is pleased that she has found the right medication for her For once in her life she feels in control and happyBut during a dinner with her next door neighbors Matthew and Mira she notices a sports trophy in Matthew s office that appears to be the one which disappeared from the apartment of a man Dustin murdered in her former neighborhood two years ago Hen is certain that is the dead man s trophy You see she has been obsessed with Dustin s unsolved murder She knows absolutely verything there is to know about the caseCould her next door neighbor Matthew be a killer Is Hen on the verge of having a psychotic break During her college years during a manic pisode she became obsessed with proving a fellow student had caused harm and nded up harming the woman in uestion Hen decides to keep a close ye on Matthew Due to her prior history no one believes her Even her husband is concerned about her belief that their next door neighbor is a killer Is she right Is she wrong Then Matthew realizes that Hen is watching him one night in a dark parking lot this is when you know things are going to get interesting What will Matthew think about his neighbor following him We get to know as we learn what both Hen and Matthew are thinking This is how you do it I was drawn into this well written book right away As I just stated this book is well written and I was captivated right away Ever read a book that is well written but fails to grab you I read one recently and it was disappointing This was NOT the case here This book grabbed my attention drew me in and had me glued to the pagesscreen This book is a journey to the truth Is Hen right Is she wrong I want to say so much but I want to avoid spoilers What I will say is that I appreciated how the Author handled Hen s bipolar diagnosis I cannot stand when people with a mental health diagnosis or those in psychiatric settings are portrayed in a certain way It boils my blood I was happy to see that Hen was never portrayed as crazy out of control or as acting irrationally She was a woman with a diagnosis who took her medication and njoyed what she did for a living I thought he showed respect and care with her character in terms of her diagnosisWhat I also loved was that I lost track of time while reading this book The story never lagged and the pace felt spot on All the characters in this book are interesting They all have their uirks and their own secrets Even the killer in this book is likable There I said it I liked the killer in this book in the killer was a great character type of way This book does not come out for a while but keep your yes out for this one Fans of Swanson you will not be disappointed For those who have not read Swanson check him out Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss who provided me with a copy of this book in xchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant expressed in this review are my ownRead of my reviews at wwwopenbookpostcom This book was messed up in the best possible wayThis is my fourth book by the author and I think it s one of my favorites with The Kind Worth KillingThe twists didn t feel forced the story flowed nicely and the characters were intriguingWould recommend 425 stars Creepy Captivating and a little strange Before She Knew Him has a Rear Window like uality with oddball characters and some huge twists This is an intriguing psychological thriller about the very strange friendship of two neighbors They had a secret the two of them and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret When artist Hen and her husband Lloyd move to a uiet suburb outside of Boston they are hoping tombrace the uiet life their new town has to offer But their neighbors Mira and Matthew jolt them out of their reverie and
draw them into 
them into nightmareI was disappointed in Swanson s last book so I was hesitant to read this However I am glad I did Told from the POV of Hen and Matthew with a few others mixed in their voices kept me glued to the pages I found the tone of the book to be a little bizarre and cartoonish but it worked for me The plot is dark and twisted I had no idea how things were going to play out I also was surprised by one of the main twists Overall this hit the mark it was suspenseful and kept me guessing It was slightly over the top but at the same time completely satisfying I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway NOW AVAILABLEI find myself saying I should have known this I should have figured this out but I didn t and that is one reason that this thriller is a strong readThe characters in this book are certainly all flawed some mentally ill but I felt them to still be believable The plot is creepy and at times a little gruesome but if you watch any news or TV dramas you know that people are capable of murder and bizarre killing In the beginning we aren t uite sure what is going on with Matthew and what his motives could be how can he form a relationship with anyone who thinks he is a killer Hen and Lloyd moved to a small suburb of Boston to live a uieter life and to be close to some renovated buildings that were being used as artists studios Hen is an artist who is known for her rather bizarre sometimes creepy artwork in fact she is aware that the disturbing her Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) etchings the interest they received She has gotten some great contracts for illustrating children s fantasy books but she still likes to do her own thing Hen has been diagnosed with bipolar diseasever since an incident in college She has been consistently taking her medications and feels well until Their new neighbors Matthew and Mira invite them over for dinner and a tour of their home The decorating is uite modern and neutral with the Logic, Labels, And Flesh exception of Matthew s office which is dark and full of objects of various kinds he says that he is a collector of things that just catch hisye But what catches Hen s ye is a fencing trophy that she that just catch his ye But what catches Hen s ye is a fencing trophy that she sure belonged to a young man Dustin Miller who was murdered at her college when she was in school At the time of this unsolved murder Hen is uite obsessed with it and so knows many details about what happened and what was stolen from the victimHen can t get this image out of her head and decides to follow Matthew one vening She thinks that he is stalking another victim and Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems even goes to the police but no one will believe her because of her past mental problems Is Hen starting to swing toward her manic stateIf this isn t strangenough Matthew invites her to meet with him he wants to Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice explain himself to her He tells her about the abuse he suffered at his father s hand while he and his brother Richard were young The other things that he reveals well I ll leave that for you to find outWhile Hen is deciding whether or not to meet with Matthew she is thinking Was there a part of her that was a little bit interested in hearing the details of what he d done She was after all being offered something that most people. Disorder Finally she’s found some stability and peaceBut when they meet the neighbors next door that calm begins torode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf The sports trophy looks xactly
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