Every Vow You Break

Peter Swanson (Author)

Product Details

$27.99  $25.75
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
March 23, 2021
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Swanson is the author of seven novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; Before She Knew Him, and Eight Perfect Murders. 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. He lives outside of Boston, where he is at work on his next novel.


"The further we go into [Swanson's] devilishly twisty tales, the more hooks he sets... Bride-to-be Abigail had a booze-fueled one-night stand... and is now being stalked by the man with whom she dallied. Fatal Attraction, right? Well, maybe, but we quickly see there's more to it than that."
"Just when we think we have an idea of what Abigail is up against, Swanson pulls the rug away from under us. Strange events give way to sinister revelations... The last act cranks up tension to the breaking point. Sit back, suspend all disbelief, and watch those pages fly by.--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Swanson specializes in writing mesmerizing thrillers that subvert readers' expectations. The author works his particular magic once again with "Every Vow You Break"... Swanson's shape-shifting saga is reminiscent, by turns, of such foreboding films as "Vertigo" [and] "Fatal Attraction".--Wall Street Journal
"An homage to classic mystery stories that offers both the charms of a puzzle mystery and the bleak atmosphere of a noir... The flawed main characters are well developed, the New England settings are vividly drawn, and the twists keep coming in this suspenseful, ingeniously plotted tale."--St. Louis Post Dispatch on Eight Perfect Murders
"The wintry setting and eerily cool narration, together with trust-no-one twists and garish murders, will satisfy thriller readers; fans of classic mysteries by Agatha Christie, Ira Levin, and John D. MacDonald will enjoy... You'll stay to the finish of this one."--Library Journal
"Swanson's new novel is a good match with Lucy Foley's psychological wedding thriller, The Guest List. Readers will bask in the creepiness of being stranded on a remote island, considering how far some might go to punish those who break sacred promises."--Library Journal
"[A] pulse-pounding not-so-happily-ever-after thriller." --The Big Thrill
"Hitchcockian chills and thrills abound in Swanson's latest mystery, a twisty tale of survival and deception. --O, the Oprah Magazine
"Probably what you need right now is a good murder mystery. One that is bookish, engrossing, not overly gory and impossible to solve. Peter Swanson delivers all of this in Eight Perfect Murders... Swanson drops in lovely clues, but good luck figuring it out.--Minneapolis Star Tribune on Eight Perfect Murders
"With mounting tension and fraying nerves, it careens to the final stunning conclusion. A true tour de force."--Lisa Gardner on Eight Perfect Murders
"You wish the mounting complications, like a magician's showiest routine, could go on forever."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Eight Perfect Murders
"Fiendish good fun."--Anthony Horowitz on Eight Perfect Murders
"Fiendishly clever catnip for any lover of classic crime fiction."--Seattle Times on Eight Perfect Murders
"Engagingly original. . . . This [is a] multilayered mystery that brims with duplicity, betrayal and revenge--all bubbling slowly to the surface. . . . Swanson has a bent for revenge and murder. Fans won't be disappointed."--USA Today on Eight Perfect Murders
"Peter Swanson delivers another stellar thriller full of adrenaline inducing surprises and a plot that turns on a dime."--BookBub