Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Girl With a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson
3.8 out of 5 stars -- Liars lie -- that's what they do. All the time. If you fall into the trap of one, especially a beautiful young girl at a point in your life when you're still a callow, naive youth, you might never be able to climb out. Even if she disappears on you, the memory of her sort of taints your life. If she should suddenly come back into your life, would you be tempted to reconnect and try to start it all up again? I'm guessing you would.
And so did George, poor sap. Liana makes him an offer he just can't refuse and he doesn't see why he shouldn't do her this one little favor. Unfortunately for George, Liana has a "clock for a heart" and things are nothing like they seem. George is unwittingly caught up in a scheme that leaves him confused, and his life in danger.
This was a good and somewhat unpredictable thriller, but not as good as THE KIND WORTH KILLING, and since I had read the other first, I sort of anticipated the flow and outcome of this suspenseful tale. The two books are not part of a series, fortunately, so reading them out of order didn't matter. I enjoy the way this author writes and I'll be looking for his next novel. Great characters and fast-paced action as the narrative flips back and forth in time from George's viewpoint. Enjoy!