All The Beautiful Lies
Author: Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
Releases: April 3, 2018
From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder—a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith.
Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an "otherworldly" way. She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.
Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news. His father is dead and the police think it’s suicide. Devastated, Harry returns to his father’s home in Maine. There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.
Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan. Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family. But she isn’t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry. The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.
Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell. Yet the closer he gets to them, the more isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous—even deadly—secrets . . . and that neither one is telling the truth.
Peter Swanson is the author of three novels: The Girl With a Clock For a Heart, an LA Times Book Award finalist; The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; and his most recent, Her Every Fear. 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. Learn more about this author here: Author Url's
Just on the cusp of college graduation Harry Ackerson receives word from home that his father has suddenly passed away, so rather than stick around for graduation, he heads home to bury his father and get some answers. Once he arrives home, he starts to dig into his father's death, and also starts to help his step-mother settle some things and learn how to adjust to being on her own. But somewhere along the way, lines start to get crossed, seductions take place, and Harry finds himself sharing a bed with his gorgeous step-mother.
And if that isn't enough to deal with, then he meets a beautiful girl name Grace, initially she seems like the perfect woman for him, but then things take an interesting turn, and he starts to have doubts. As much as he likes her, there is something telling him to be wary of her, she says she is new to town, but things just aren't adding up... and he is starting to think she maybe involved in his father's past.
All The Beautiful Lies is a thrilling literary escapade riddled with obsession, revenge, secrets, and murder! The instant you crack the cover on this one you will be mesmerized by Mr. Swanson's crafty words, and mind twisting plot... it was downright addictive!! This is my first read by this author and I have to say he gained a new fan with this one, I will definitely be checking out more of his books in the very near future! If you are a lover of twisted thrillers, then this one will be right up your alley... my advice, be prepared to hang out on the edge of your seat the whole way through!! Highly Recommend!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from Edelweiss, and voluntarily read and reviewed.