by Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
Buy the Book: HarperCollins
Goodreads: The danger isn’t all in your head . . .
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.
But 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? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged 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?
Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real.
And much, much closer than she thinks.
Kritters Thoughts: Kate thinks she is doing an easy apartment swap with her cousin and from day one she is thrown into an experience that is something that she is trying to escape. She had a tragic experience a few years prior to this book and something happens and the post traumatic feelings are returning, but in this instance she decides to fight back and not be the victim.
This was quite the creepy book and although I predicted who the culprit was, it was still interesting. The creep factor helped me be okay that I knew who dun it and guessed the ending. If you have read this genre for a bit, you would probably guess it also, but you can still enjoy the journey.
What I loved about this book was Kate. She was the perfect combination of vulnerable and strong. She was still overcoming this tragedy but was definitely wanting to find strength. I loved how the author wrote her, she was just perfectly right.
This was my first Peter Swanson read and after finishing I looked and saw her had two previous, I am definitely intrigued to read the other two now, want to see if I can keep predicting his outcomes.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.