Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him

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Henrietta and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen is an illustrator, works nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. When they meet the neighbors next door, she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband's office shelf: a sports trophy exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen has long had been obsessed with this unsolved murder. Could her neighbor, Matthew, be a killer? Or is this the beginning of another psychotic episode like the one she suffered back in college, when she became so consumed with proving a fellow student guilty that she ended up hurting a classmate? The more Hen observes Matthew, the more she suspects he's planning something truly terrifying. Yet no one will believe her. Then one night, when she comes face to face with Matthew in a dark parking lot, she realizes that he knows she's been watching him, that she's really on to him. And that this is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. . . -- adapted from jacket
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780062838155
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 24 cm


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May 18, 2019


debwalker Apr 21, 2019

So. Who's crazy? Or more crazy?

Apr 21, 2019

Quick read with a twist I did not anticipate.

ArapahoeChristineS Mar 31, 2019

Oh so clever! Swanson once again delivers a perfect psychological thriller that didn't seem forced or veer into the absurd (well, not much anyways). His writing is fresh, well paced, and surprising. The characters are likeable even when they are bad. This was a delicious page turner. Oh wow, and the twist...(heart emoji)!!!!! I also highly recommend The Kind Worth Killing by Swanson, one of my all time favorites!


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