The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (Hardback)
  • The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (Hardback)

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 06/02/2014
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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...In his electrifying debut, Peter Swanson evokes the spirit of Body Heat and Double Indemnity, in a thriller about love, loss and those memories we hold closest to our hearts. ' was like I had a secret disease, or there was this clock inside of me, ticking like a heart, and at any moment an alarm would go off...'

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571301881

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A brilliant psychological thriller that will definitely keep you hooked from start to finish. George's college sweetheart Liana commits suicide and he can't accept this so goes to her house to find the truth... More

Hardback edition
12th March 2014
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“Lose the padding and you've a great novella.”

When I received this as a review copy via Waterstones and publishers Faber and Faber, I knew nothing of it other than it was billed as a noir-ish tale of false identities and working out who you really love and trust... More

Hardback edition
2nd May 2014
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“The Girl With A Clock For A Heart”

An action and romantic thriller that is rather complicated. Read with a clear head!

Hardback edition
22nd February 2014
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