The Girl With A Clock For A Heart by Peter Swanson


Book Description:

George Foss never thought he’d see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack’s Tavern.

When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl’s grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece – the one who had committed suicide – was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved – and of the things she may have done to escape her past.

Now, twenty years later, she’s back, and she’s telling George that he’s the only one who can help her…

My Thoughts:

After reading the fabulous, The Kind Worth Killing by the same author, I have been dying to read this novel. I was actually lucky enough to win a copy on THE Book Club which is an online book group, which for obvious reasons I was over the moon about.

George is quite a gentle soul, he has never quite got over his first love from college so is obviously more than shocked when he sees her again years later, especially as she is supposed to be dead and it totally throws his life into turmoil.

The story flicks between present and past which builds the story up and makes the reader want to push on and not put the book down, as I for one wanted to know why someone would fake their own death and then show up years later.

George is such a likeable character and I wanted to tell him to run for the hills as this woman turning back up again obviously meant trouble. Poor George though is blinded with the love that he felt for her in the past and basically can’t see the wood from the trees. It isn’t long before he finds himself in trouble with the law.

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart is a story that had me intrigued right from the start, which the further I got into it the harder it was for me to put down. It didn’t shock me as much as The Kind Worth Killing but there are plenty of twists and turns to whet your appetite which draws you in and keeps you hooked.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

The Girl With A Clock For A Heart is available to purchase from Amazon.


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