The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

This is a highly original story, well told, that should be a contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.

Swanson's writing is clean and measured, he throws in a ton of cliff-hangers, and he plays out his stolen identity concept – impossible in the age of Facebook, but how intriguing to remember how it wouldn't have been, 20 years ago – to thrilling, chilling effect.

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s debut novel, but Swanson demonstrates from the first paragraph of this intriguing thriller that he has the goods.

Book Details  

Publisher: William Morrow (February 04, 2014)

Language: English

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