This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Her Every Fear
Summary: Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.
Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.
When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I was late to The Kind Worth Killing fan club of Peter Swanson, but after I read it, I knew I wanted to check out future books.
Her Every Fear is good. It’s twisted. It’s not all over the top violence or gore, but a cat and mouse game that has deadly consequences.
And can I just say that if I was Kate Priddy and dealt with what she dealt with in London, then came to Boston and things got shady fast- I’d change my name, my hair color and start ordering all my food to be delivered.. Yikes!
What I liked:
The cat and mouse game. Who was the cat? Who was the mouse? It kept me flipping pages!
How character driven this book was. We got in deep with these characters.
And yes, the cover.
Bottom line: I did really enjoy Her Every Fear, but something kept me from loving it as much as I loved The Kind Worth Killing. Her Every Fear is def worth reading though!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
**Her Every Fear is a January #FuturisticFriday selection from Traveling With T**
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T
2 thoughts on “#FuturisticFriday review: Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson”
I still need to read his first book – it’s on my kindle. Your thoughts on this book are in line with some of my GR friends.
I just enjoyed the 2nd book much more. I haven’t read the first book, tho.