Friday 27 March 2020

*** COVER REVEAL *** #WhoIsIt @EnglishRachael @TeamBookends #ThePaperBracelet @Emily_JP

I am absolutely THRILLED to share this exciting COVER REVEAL with you all today! 

by Rachael English

Published by Headline Review 

For almost fifty years, Katie Carroll has kept a box tucked away inside her wardrobe. It dates from her time working as a nurse in a west of Ireland home for unwed mothers in the 1970s. The box contains a notebook holding the details of the babies and young women she met there. It also holds many of the babies' identity bracelets.
Following the death of her husband, Katie makes a decision. The information she possesses could help reunite adopted people with their birth mothers, and she decides to post a message on an internet forum. Soon the replies are rolling in, and Katie finds herself returning many of the bracelets to their original owners. She encounters success and failure, heartbreak and joy. But is she prepared for old secrets to be uncovered in her own life?

Every baby's paper bracelet held a mother's secret...
'Utterly moving and compelling. That first! I was hooked' Patricia Scanlan
'A powerful, important, beautiful book' Sinéad Crowley
Inspired by heartrending true events in a home for unwed mothers, set in Ireland, Boston and London, this novel is perfect for readers of The Letter by Kathryn Hughes and The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis.

Readers love Rachael English's writing:
'A true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages' Cathy Kelly
'A compelling read' Sheila O'Flanagan
'Beautiful, compelling, and sincere in the way of the very best stories and the best books' Irish Independent
'An evocative read ... powerful ... If you read authors such as Diane Chamberlain, Sheila O'Flanagan or Maeve Binchy then you should also check this out' Between My Lines
'Enchanting, emotional, heartbreaking, ultimately uplifting and just perfect... Rachael English is a wonderful storyteller' Being Anne

Rachael English is a bestselling novelist and presenter on Ireland’s most popular radio show, Morning Ireland. 

During more than twenty years as a journalist, she has worked on most of RTE Radio’s leading current affairs programmes, covering a huge range of national and international stories. 

The American Girl was a No. 1 Irish bestseller, and The Night of the Party was a top 5 Irish bestseller.

Towards The Vanishing Point by Jan Turk Petrie BLOG TOUR @TurkPetrie #GuestReview @jaustenrulesok #RandomThingsTours

In the North of England in1938, two ten-year-old girls, Lily Hetherington and Stella Marsden, form a close if unlikely friendship that endures despite their wartime experiences. After the war, the two women are working as nursing auxiliaries when Lily meets male nurse Will Bagshaw. Stella begins to hear sinister rumours about the man, but the besotted Lily won’t listen to a word said against him. Can Stella make her see sense before it’s too late?
Building to a tense, dramatic climax, this is a story of friendship, love, loyalty and the ultimate betrayal.

Towards The Vanishing Point by Jan Turk Petrie was published in January 2020.

I'm delighted to welcome guest reviewer Louise Wykes to Random Things today, she's sharing her review of the book for the #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour.

You can find Louise on Twitter @jaustenrulesok

Louise's Review of Towards The Vanishing Point
Towards The Vanishing Point by Jan Turk Petrie was published by Pintail Press on 1st January 2020.  I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book to review and I’d also like to thank Anne Cater for agreeing to host my review.

I confess that Jan Turk Petrie is a completely new author to me so I had no idea about what to expect from this book although I was intrigued by the blurb especially as the book is recommended to fans of Daphne Du Maurier amongst other writers as I’m a lifelong fan of Du Maurier’s engaging and vividly descriptive writing style.

This is a story that follows the friendship of two young girls, Lily Hethrington and Stella Marsden who meet in the North of England in 1938 when they are teamed up together for the school’s three- legged race on sports day.  It follows the girls’ friendship through the war years and after and finally culminates in a tense court room scene in November 1957.   I have to say that for me I think the time spent on the young girls’ friendship could have been explored more deeply for me as a reader as I feel that I would have been more emotionally invested in the characters before being shown what happens to the girls as they grew into womanhood.

The narrative shifts perspective between several characters in the book and during several time periods.  Initially  I thought the narrative was moving quite slowly but after about 100 pages once Will Bagshaw had been introduced I felt that the narrative became more thrilling and electric up to the finale of the courtroom verdict and I actually had to hide the words with my hand so my eyes didn’t race to discover the final verdict which was quite exciting.

Personally for me, I think I would have liked a bit more insight as to why Lily Hethrington felt about childbirth as she did.  There is an earlier incident in the book which I think was meant to help illustrate why Lily may have had fearful first thoughts about childbirth but I didn’t feel this was explored enough in detail when Lily became a married woman.

I did ultimately enjoy this read and was interested in the historical detail and the exploration of coercive control within a relationship.  Although I usually enjoy open endings in a book I was left a little puzzled at the ending of this story and not entirely clear why it ended where it did although that may have been deliberate in order for the reader to think about the book after they have finished reading it.

I would recommend this book if you’re after a thrilling and consuming read which highlights the complexities and nuances of human relationships.

The author Jan Turk Petrie lives in the Cotswolds, S.W. England.

She is the author of the fast paced Nordic thriller series: the Eldísvík novels. All three of these novels are set in 2068 in a fictional city state just below the artic circle.

'Until the Ice Cracks' - the first of the trilogy was published in July 2018.
Volume Two - 'No God for a Warrior' was published in November 2018
The third and final volume - 'Within Each Other's Shadow' was published in April 2019

The ebook boxset - The Eldísvík Trilogy was published in August 2019

Jan's fourth novel - 'Too Many Heroes' - a gripping new post-war thriller set in the East End of London was published in August 2019.

She is currently working on her fifth book - 'Towards the Vanishing Point.'

A former English teacher with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire, Jan has also written numerous, prize-winning short stories.

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Thursday 26 March 2020

To Lahore With Love by HIna Belitz BLOG TOUR @Hina_Belitz @headlinepg @lararosetamara #ToLahoreWithLove #RandomThingsTours

Addy Mayford has always struggled with her identity. Brought up in a household of stories, food and faith by her Irish mother and Pakistani Nana, she feels constantly torn between the two sides of her upbringing. Since the death of her father, she's found contentment cooking delicious recipes from his home city of Lahore, despite the protestations of her mother that being a chef is no career for a young woman. It's only with the love of her gorgeous husband, Gabe, that she's truly found happiness.
When Addy stumbles across a secret that shatters her world, she desperately needs to escape and is drawn to the sights of Lahore and the family she's never known. Waiting for her there is Addy's final acceptance of who she is, and a long-buried family secret that will change her life for ever.

To Lahore With Love by Hina Belitz was published by Headline on 19 March 2020. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review for this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour .

This book was like food for my soul, the perfect remedy for the total chaos that we are constantly exiting in. I was transported by this wonderfully talented author, through food and recipes, to Lahore itself, accompanied by the most colourful of characters.

I've always had a fondness for a 'foodie' novel. Some of my favourite books have centred on a food theme; from Chocolat by Joanne Harris to The Food Of Love by Anthony Capella - there's something that draws me to them.

Food and the art of cookery is a very personal thing; it can calm and restore and just the act of mixing together things to create something wonderful can feel like the greatest achievement.

For Addy; the main character in To Lahore With Love, food is certainly her thing. She's collected recipes throughout her life. She was brought up by an Irish mother and a Pakistani Grandmother, so her tastes have always been eclectic, and some of her quirkily named recipes head up the chapters in the book.

This story is not just about food though. It's a beautiful exploration of self. When Addy's world is rocked beyond belief, she takes refuge in a trip to Lahore with her best friend Jen, and her Nana. The author explores different relationships so very well, as Addy learns more about her own family, and in turn, about herself.
The sense of place is intoxicating, with evocative and quite beautiful writing describing places, smells and sounds.

Rich in culture, and in love, and of course, in food, this is a story that I enjoyed so much. 
Highly recommended from me.

HINA BELITZ is an author and renowned equal rights lawyer. 
Born in Pakistan to an Indian father and a mother of Iranian, Afghan and Indian descent, Belitz was brought up in Hampshire – a place starkly different to her parent’s home city of Lahore, and where she was the only Asian person in her school. 
Her debut novel, SET ME FREE, was critically acclaimed and led to her being interviewed by Morgan Freeman and starring in a National Geographic documentary about love. 
Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Guardian and the BBC.

Follow Hina on Twitter: @Hina_Belitz

Monday 23 March 2020

The Walls We Build by Jules Hayes BLOG TOUR @JulesHayes6 @rararesources #TheWallsWeBuild

Three Friends
Two Secrets
One Hidden Life
Growing up around Churchill’s estate, Frank, Florence and Hilda are inseparable, but as WW2 casts its menacing shadow their friendships become more complex and strained. Following Frank's death in 2002, Florence writes to his grandson, Richard, hinting at a dark past.
On investigation, disturbing secrets come to light that have not only haunted his grandfather’s life but will now impact on Richard’s too. When a pivotal encounter between Frank and Churchill is revealed and a mystery relative in a psychiatric hospital discovered, just how much more does Florence dare disclose, and is Richard ready to hear?
For readers who enjoy the work of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore, Lucinda Riley, Katherine Webb and Juliet West.

The Walls We Build by Jules Hayes was published this month. As part of the Blog Tour organised by Rachels' Random Resources I am delighted to share an extract from the book with you today.

An extract taken from early on in the novel.
It’s 1928 and Frank, a viewpoint character, is visiting Hilda and her illegitimate daughter, Anna. Frank has adored Hilda since childhood, and he loves young Anna, but he’s beginning to have reservations about his true feelings towards his childhood love, Hilda.

It was Frank who filled the metal kettle and put it on the stove. Hilda had sat down. He put the tea in the strainer and went to sit next to her. Her hand rested on the kitchen table, the skin around her nails red and sore from the laundry work. He placed his own over hers, flinching at its coldness.

‘I’ve something I want to talk to you about.’ He heard Anna moving around in the bedroom above.

Hilda looked at him, the sea green flecks in her irises glittering, tiny pinpricks of emeralds in the kitchen’s early morning sun. Eyes that missed nothing.

I never wanted you to feel as if you still had to marry me, Frank.’ She pulled her hand from underneath his. ‘It’s why I’ve been so hesitant these past years.’ Her brow puckered in the way he’d once found so enchanting. ‘I was only thinking of you.’

He swallowed, coughed to clear his throat. ‘You could have married me when you first knew you were pregnant. No one would’ve been the wiser.’

She played with a strand of hair and Frank thought he’d never seen anyone as beautiful as the woman sitting opposite him. She held his gaze.

‘The thing is, Hilda—’

‘I’ve spoken to my dad… and I’ll marry you, Frank.’ She hadn’t taken her eyes off him. ‘If you still want me, that is?’ She touched his face.

After waiting four years for those words flatness settled like lead inside of him. He didn’t reply.

Hilda sat up tall in the chair. ‘You’ve changed your mind haven’t you?’ She patted down her apron. ‘I’ve heard what people are saying.’

What are people saying?’

That you’d be better off marrying Flo.’

‘Flo and me are friends. Like you and she used to be. Like the three of us used to be.’

‘I know about—’ she began.

‘Frank, do you want to go in the garden? Hilda, can we?’ Anna said, appearing at the kitchen door.

The kettle began whistling and Frank looked at the clock that sat on the kitchen dresser. ‘I need to be leaving, Anna, I’m sorry.’ He took hold of the child’s hand, unsure if she was disappointed or not, her features often as inscrutable as her mother’s.

Anna needed him.

Hilda rose, and with purpose, kissed him on his lips. She smelt of the outside and a hint of lemon. ‘So, shall we get married?’ She smoothed down the frayed collar of his shirt.

He looked at Anna. Looked at Hilda. Swallowed. ‘Yes. We’ll get married.’

‘Good.’ She placed her arm on Anna’s shoulder. ‘Why don’t you see Frank out, sweetie?’

Anna’s entire face became illuminated at her mother’s good mood.

This was the best thing for Anna. Frank saw it already. And he did love Hilda. He’d always loved her. Flo didn’t want him; she’d been tipsy at the dance and had been flirting. She meant nothing by it. But that kiss. There was something about Flo that was so raw, untamed, free. He glanced at Hilda and said no more.

Anna walked to the door with him. ‘Next time, can you tell me stories about Mr Churchill, the house, and his children again? I like those stories.’

‘I know you do, love.’ He bent down and kissed the top of her head.

Frank made his way towards the far end of the village where Benjamin was picking him up, his thoughts still in the kitchen, reminiscing how Hilda used to be, before Anna, how the three of them used to be; thick as thieves, everyone said. Hilda used to laugh, maybe not as much as Flo, but when she did it was loud and rich, and because of its infrequency, so infectious, so powerful. As Mr Wells had rightly said, the village gossip had strangled Hilda. She’d changed beyond all recognition.

He walked, passing by the track on his left that would take him to the woods where the three of them played as children, and memories swamped him; of when he’d made friends with Flo and probably fallen in love with Hilda. If you could fall in love at seven.

Jules Hayes lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and a dog. She has a degree in modern history and holds a particular interest in events and characters from the early 20th century. As a former physiotherapist and trainer – old habits die hard – when not writing Jules likes to run. She also loves to watch films, read good novels and is a voracious consumer of non-fiction too, particularly biographies.

Jules is currently working on her second historical novel, another dual timeline story.

Jules also writes contemporary thriller and speculative fiction as JA Corrigan.

Jules Hayes  can be found at:

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Writing as JA Corrigan, Jules can be found at: Website: http://www.jacorrigan.comTwitter: @juliannwriter - Author Page: JA Corrigan - corriganjulieann

Friday 20 March 2020

The Operator by Gretchen Berg BLOG TOUR #TheOperator @headlinepg #RandomThingsTours #Win #Giveaway #Competition

It's 1952. The switchboard operators in Wooster, Ohio, love nothing more than to eavesdrop on their neighbours' conversations, and gossip about what they learn. Vivian Dalton is no different (despite her teenage daughter's disapproval), and always longs to hear something scandalous. But on the night of December 15th, she wishes she hadn't. The secret that's shared by a stranger on the line threatens to rip the rug of Vivian's life from under her.
Vivian may be mortified, but she's not going to take this lying down. She wants the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But one secret tends to lead to another . . .
This moving, heart-felt and ultimately uplifting novel brilliantly weaves together an irresistible portrayal of a town buzzing with scandal, and an unforgettable story of marriage, motherhood and the unbreakable ties of family.

The Operator by Gretchen Berg was published by Headline on 10 March 2020.

As part of the #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour today, I'm delighted to offer one copy as a prize for a lucky reader.
Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget at the bottom of this post.  UK Entries Only.


Praise for The Operator 

'Just finished THE OPERATOR in an unstoppable rush and it was every bit as glorious, gossipy, delicious and perfect as I'd hoped. Absolutely heaven!'Jill Mansell

'What if you could listen in on any phone conversation in town? With great humor and insight, The Operator by Gretchen Berg delivers a vivid look inside the heads and hearts of a group of housewives and pokes at the absurdities of 1950s America, a simpler time that was far from simple. Think The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in the suburbs with delicious turns of jealousy, infidelity, bigotry, and embezzlement thrown in for good measure. The Operator is irresistible!'Kathryn Stockett

'Funny, sweet, secretive, and full of fascinating 1930s, 40s, and 50s period details, The Operator is a poignant look at life in a small town with its nosy neighbors, thorny families, imperfect romances, scandalous pasts, and gratifyingly just deserts. Nothing is as simple - nor as dreadful - as it seems'Laurie Frankel

'Funny and fast-paced, this intriguing tale of loose lips sinking relationships will make you wistful for days gone by' Heat

One copy of The Operator by Gretchen Berg

Gretchen Berg is a writer with a Bachelor’s degree in something completely unrelated to writing. Both parents encouraged her to write, but she waited until she heard "you are a writer" from more trustworthy advisors: a London psychic and a taxicab driver in Athens, Greece. The taxicab driver also said they had been lovers in a previous life, though, so, everything with a grain of salt. Gretchen is a Cancer, with Scorpio rising, who was born and raised. She loves when people dress up.

Visit her website at

The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable BLOG TOUR @JaneCable @rararesources #TheFaerieTree #Giveaway #Win #Competition

How can a memory so vivid be wrong? 
In the summer of 1986 Robin and Izzie hold hands under The Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Within hours tragedy rips their dreams apart. In the winter of 2006, each carrying their own burden of grief, they stumble back into each other's lives and try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of 1986 so different? And which one of them is right? 
With strong themes of paganism, love and grief, The Faerie Tree is a novel as gripping and unputdownable as Jane Cable's first book, The Cheesemaker's House, which won the Suspense & Crime category of The Alan Titchmarsh Show's People's Novelist competition. It is a story that will resonate with fans of romance, suspense, and folklore.

Today I'm delighted to be part of the Blog Tour for The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable, thanks to Rachel from Rachel's Random Resources who invited me to take part.

I'm happy to be sharing an extract from the book, and there's also a chance to win a copy for yourself. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget on the blog post.  Good Luck!

Extract from The Faerie Tree 

In the summer of 1986 Izzie and Robin hold hands under the Faerie Tree and wish for a future together. Hours later tragedy rips their dreams apart.In the winter of 2006 Izzie spots a down-and-out on the streets of Winchester – a man who looks very familiar…
     My face meets the softness of an anorak. It is the smell of it which makes me recoil. I look up to see a bearded face framed by straggly hair.
     “Sorry” the man mumbles.
     “No – no it’s my fault – I wasn’t looking.”
He melts into the crowd and Claire is tugging at my arm. But I know him; I’m sure I do. Then I’m sure I don’t. How could I?
     Claire sits me down at the nearest table while she queues for our drinks. She’ll be gone a while. I unbutton my coat and spread it over the back and arms of the low leather chair, sliding into its lining. I close my eyes but I can still hear Christmas; instrumental carols through the chatter. A face drifts across my memory; a pair of intense hazel eyes. No. It was twenty years ago.
Claire has two mugs of latte in one hand and a plate of banoffee pie in the other.
     “They’ve run out of trays.”
     “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so busy in here.”
     She hands me a fork and plunges the other one into the pie. “Sugar. We need it.” She savours a mouthful. “Mmmm – it’s delish. Dig in.”
     “I’m OK, Claire. Really.”
     She nods, but she doesn’t believe me. Come on, Isobel – get a grip. I clear my throat.  “I’m fine, honestly. I was just... wondering... I think I know that tramp I bumped into.”
     Claire frowns. “How do you know a tramp?”
     “He wasn’t a tramp then. It was a very long time ago. I’d only just finished college – if I’m right, of course.”
     “So what make you think it was him?” She sounds cautiously curious.
     “Two things really – his height and his eyes. You have to admit he was exceptionally tall.”
     “You only came up to his chin.”
     Her words stir a warm memory and I pick up my fork.
     “So who do you think is he, Mum?”
     “Someone I knew before I started my teacher training. I was filling in time selling stationery and he was the office manager at one of the big firms of solicitors.”
     “Office manager? Wow – I wonder what happened?”
     I shrug. “People’s lives change. The last time I saw him he was wearing a suit.” But that’s a lie and I know it; Robin was naked – his face buried in a pillow, our duvet twisted around his legs. I ask Claire what classes she has today.
     The clock ticks past eleven and Claire has to go. The crowds outside are even thicker, but through the shifting shapes of bags and coats I spy a bearded man in a grubby blue anorak sitting on the bottom step of the Buttercross  – right opposite the café door.  Claire’s eagle eyes don’t miss him either.
     She nudges me. “Mum – it’s your tramp.”
     I nod. “I know. I think I’ll get another coffee.”
     “You’ll be alright?”
     “Of course I will. Now you run along and I’ll pick you up from the station later.”
     I do buy another coffee, but it isn’t for me. I ask for a takeaway and balance some sugar and a stirrer on the lid before fighting the short distance across the street. I put the cup on the step next to the man but he doesn’t look up. I am unsure now; unsure of everything and I don’t know what to say, but as I turn away I hear him mumble “Thanks, Izzie.” I have only moved a few feet but I keep on walking.
 The Faerie Tree pieces together Robin’s and Izzie’s stories as they try to create a second chance. But why are their memories of their brief affair so very different, and which one of them is right?

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Jane Cable writes romantic fiction with the over-riding theme that the past is never dead. She published her first two books independently (the multi award winning The Cheesemaker’s House and The Faerie Tree) and is now signed by Sapere Books. Two years ago she moved to Cornwall to concentrate on her writing full time, but struggles a little in such a beautiful location. Luckily she’s discovered the joys of the plot walk.

Twitter: @JaneCable

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Thursday 19 March 2020

Rules For Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson BLOG TOUR @PeterSwanson3 @FaberBooks #RulesForPerfectMurder #Giveaway #Win #Competition

If you want to get away with murder, play by the rules
A series of unsolved murders with one thing in common: each of the deaths bears an eerie resemblance to the crimes depicted in classic mystery novels.
The deaths lead FBI Agent Gwen Mulvey to mystery bookshop Old Devils. Owner Malcolm Kershaw had once posted online an article titled 'My Eight Favourite Murders,' and there seems to be a deadly link between the deaths and his list - which includes Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders, Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train and Donna Tartt's The Secret History.
Can the killer be stopped before all eight of these perfect murders have been re-enacted?

Rules For Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson was published by Faber on 5 March.  As part of the Blog Tour, I'm delighted to share an extract from the book with you today.

I also have one hardback copy to give away. Entry is simple; just fill out the competition widget at the end of the post.  UK Entries Only Please.


Extract from Rules for Perfect Murders

If I could go back to late December of that year, then I would never
have written this list. I would have spent all my time fighting tooth
and nail for my wife, telling her that I knew about her affair, that I
knew she was doing drugs again, telling her I forgave her, and that
she could come back to me. Who knows if any of it would have
made a difference? But at least I would have tried.

I scrolled back some more, found another list, “Crime Novels
About Cheating,” and quickly checked the date. I didn’t officially
know about my wife at that point, but I must have guessed, must
have known something was going on at a gut level. I kept scrolling
backward, the blog posts coming more and more frequently as I
reached the years when I’d been better at keeping the blog updated.
I thought, not for the first time: Why does everything need to be a list?
What compels us to do that? 

It was something I’d been doing ever
since I became an obsessed reader, ever since I started spending all
my money at Annie’s Book Swap. Ten favorite books. Ten scariest
books. Best James Bond novels. Best Roald Dahl. I suppose I
know why I did it back then. It doesn’t take a psychology degree to
understand that it was a way of giving myself an identity. Because
if I wasn’t a twelve- year- old who’d already read every single Dick
Francis novel (and could name the ve best), then I was just a lonely
kid without friends, with a distant mother and a father who drank
too much. That was my identity, and who wants that? So I guess
the question is, Why keep doing it, making lists, even after I was
living in Boston, had a good job, was married and in love? Why
wasn’t all that enough?

Fiendish good fun. -- Anthony Horowitz

A great first review in The Times: 'An ingenious game of cat-and-mouse between Kershaw and the feds, and between Peter Swanson and the reader . . . the excitement is cerebral., The Times

Never less than enthralling, this urban nightmare is more than a match for the classic mysteries at the heart of the story., Daily Mail

Deftly plotted, frantically paced and brilliantly suspenseful, Rules for Perfect Murders is a supremely accomplished murder mystery, one which doffs its hat to classics from the genre while simultaneously pulling off new tricks . . . hard not to remain rapt until the bitter end., The Herald

Hours of endless fun., SHOTS

This smart and super stylish thriller is a tremendously enjoyable love letter to crime fiction., Sunday Mirror

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

A devilish premise combined with jaw dropping execution . Swanson hits every note in this homage to the old-school crime novel, and the turnabout ending will leave readers reeling in delight., Booklist (starred review)

The pleasures of following, and trying to anticipate, a narrator who's constantly second- and third-guessing himself and everyone around him are authentic and intense . You wish the mounting complications, like a magician's showiest routine, could go on forever., Kirkus (starred review)

Intelligent, twisty, stylish, startling. No matter how well you know someone, you can never fully know what's in their heart and mind. Eight Perfect Murders proves the point. Which is what makes it perfectly creepy., New York Journal of Books

One Hardback Copy of Rules For Perfect Murder by Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of five novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year. 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.

A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.
Twitter @PeterSwanson3
Author Page on Facebook
Instagram @petermswanson