Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

Her Every Fear  

Release Date:  January 10, 2017
Publisher:  William Morrow

From Goodreads:  Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves--until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

Why I selected it:  This book has a front and center place in my bookcase of books that I most want to read.  Moreover, I love this author.  The plots of his previous books have blown me awayI even have a copy of his latest book, which I got from the library.  I've been too distracted by other enticing books, and I really must find the time to move this one off the shelf and into my hands ASAP.

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  1. Oh, I did like this one! Maybe not quite as much as the author's previous book, but close. Hope you get to it soon. I enjoy how Peter Swanson takes the plots of some 'golden' Hitchcock movies and use the themes in an updated way.

    1. He's a really talented author, and his stories tend to linger with me for quite a while after I've read them.

  2. I have this one on my TBR shelf too! I do like the sound of it. I hope we both get to read it at some point!

  3. I haven't tried his books yet, but it does look great, Catherine.

  4. I recommend any of his novels to you, Sophia Rose.

  5. Hadn't heard of this one before, but it looks gripping!

  6. I recently read and loved this book, my first from the author. I definitely want to read more! Enjoy! I always love finding a neglected book and discovering how much I love it.

  7. I haven't had read Peter Swanson before but I do like the sound of this one. I hope you love it once you get the chance to read it.