HER EVERY FEAR Written by Peter Swanson
2017; 352 Pages (William Morrow)
Genre: suspense, fiction, mystery, thriller
(I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS)
I read Her Every Fear in January, but I have not been able to write a review until now. Though this time it was not because I cannot pin down a rating, but rather what do I exactly want to say. I requested this book from NetGalley as I heard so many great things about The Kind Worth Killing. I figured I would grab Peter Swanson’s newest novel as it too was a standalone. I was intrigued from the beginning. At first, I assumed that I would not like this book based on the main character, Kate. She’s bit of a needy character and sometimes I lose patience with that, especially when it comes to suspense/mystery genres. Then something happened – I was transported into a Patricia Highsmith novel. For those of you that have not (yet!) read Highsmith it is indeed a treat for those that like a good psychological thriller. Movies such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley are a few that were adapted from her books. Highsmith has this way of making you slightly uncomfortable about the characters so that you are almost neutral about them. They are in situations that dangerous and it can turn a person. That is how I felt while I read this book. I didn’t try to guess what was coming because I was enjoy the present. This is a well written book that I had a few tiny issues with (some plot that can be spoilers) but overall really enjoyed. I hope you do to!