Thursday, February 19, 2015

{Review} THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART by Peter Swanson

ISBN #: 978-0062267504
Page Count: 304
Copyright: January 6, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint Edition

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

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.

Lupe's Review:

What can you say about George Foss? Nothing, really. His life is pretty uneventful and he had stayed pretty much the same since college. Except in college, something crazy happened that changed to be the man he is today. When his past and present collide, can George continue to be the man he was before?

Ok so this was....meh. I mean, it was quick paced and thrilling, which I liked, but lacked character development with the Main character, which I didn't like. I also hated the ending. I really can't stand books that give you a "reader gets to imagine what really happened" ending. Just tell me. I hate that crap. But the actual story of George's college sweetheart, who he thought had died, but didn't and is instead wanted for murder and goes on the run, was pretty captivating. I actually really liked Liana, but I do wish George wasn't such a dope. Like, there are so many times where I just wanted to slap him and be like "WAKE UP MAN!!!!" But alas, it was fruitless. And I think that was another reason I hated the ending. It was just...Ugh. Really frustrating.

I gave it a decent rating on Goodreads though because the story and its twists and turns were done well enough that I was motivated to keep turning the pages so I could find out what happened next.

*a physical copy of the book was given by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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