The Girl With A Clock For A Heart: A Novel

Paperback | January 6, 2015

byPeter Swanson

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Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears.

On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago.

Liana Dector isn’t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldn’t quite forget. She’s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she’s back—and she needs George’s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back.

George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no—he never could—so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.

Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thriller—an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.

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Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears.On an ordinary Friday evenin...

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George Foss has passed the age when he thinks he might fall madly in love or have anything truly remarkable happen to him. He spends evenings at his local tavern talking about the Red Sox and obsessing over a lost love from his college days who vanished twenty years earlier. Until she reappears.George has both dreamed of and dreaded se...

Peter Swanson is the author ofThe Girl with a Clock for a Heart. He has degrees from Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College. He lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts, where he is at work on his next novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:January 6, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062267507

ISBN - 13:9780062267504

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Girl with a Clock for a Heart I enjoyed this wild ride of a mystery. If you don't like flash-backs, this novel is not for you; if you do, this story will captivate you.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A surprising find A well crafted mystery told along two time tracks 20 years apart, coming together nicely at the end. The author deserves credit for creating an entertaining piece of fiction that's hard to put down. The story moves at a good pace and contains the right amount of descriptive detail that places the reader in the scene with main character George. Waiting for more from Peter Swanson.
Date published: 2014-08-08

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“Who are literature’s most lethal women? . . . Here’s a new contender: Liana Decter, who causes endless heartbreak and occasional death in Peter Swanson’s compulsively readable [The Girl with a Clock for a Heart] . . . should be a contender for crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014.”