Kate Priddy comes from London, England and has made an
arrangement to switch apartments with a cousin in the city
Boston, MA. His name is Corbin Dell and he offers this
temporary arrangement to help them both. Kate is an art
student and Boston would be perfect for her to spend some
time studying her craft. The relocation will also help her
recover from a horrific experience where her ex-boyfriend
kidnapped her and nearly killed her. Ever since that event,
she has suffered almost debilitating panic attacks. She
hopes the move will help her get past her ongoing emotional
That might not be meant to happen for Kate, though. When she
arrives at Corbin's elaborate Boston apartment, it is to the
news that the woman who lived next door to Corbin has been
murdered. That is just what Kate needs to calm her shattered
nerves. She chooses to fight her panic and bulldoze her way
through the experience and forge ahead.
That all works out in theory but she begins to feel as if
there are strange things going on around her. As these
things accelerate, Kate realizes that she knows next to
nothing about Corbin and then she discovers that he really
is not where he says he is when she communicates with him.
He tells her that he is in her London flat but, it turns out
that he was only there for a short time.
With everything going on around her, Kate is having trouble
staying focused, which gives her problems with being able to
relax in her new environment. Finally, Kate decides that she
has to know what is really happening in her new home, but
that might just be the worst, most dangerous decision she
HER EVERY FEAR is the perfect book for fans of Alfred
Hitchcock as the plot flows much like many of Hitchcockian
movies. Peter Swanson is a name already known in several
reading circles and this new entry will not disappoint. In
fact, it may be the perfect way to introduce new readers to
Swanson's writing. Even though HER EVERY FEAR begins in a
reasonable manner, the mysteries and chills grow stronger as
the story goes on.
Peter Swanson creates his various storylines with just the
right amount of believability and creepiness. HER EVERY FEAR
charts Kate's every action throughout the book as well as
her emotional response to things she does not understand. As
a reader, I was hooked and I doubt very much that you will
not feel the same well before the final page.
The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth
Killing returns with an electrifying and downright
Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the
cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until
Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of
voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder.
The danger isn’t all in your head . . .
Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic,
experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into
full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her
and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant
cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap
apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping
that time away in a new place will help her overcome the
recent wreckage of her life.
But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on
Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door
neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been
murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a
shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her
own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney,
a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in
the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin
surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s
denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man
claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists
Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.
When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his
innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across
disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidently
learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin
be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn
to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t
sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination
full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate
can barely trust herself . . . So how could she take the
chance on a stranger she’s just met?
Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and
deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear
becomes very real.
And much, much closer than she thinks.
Told from multiple points of view, Her Every Fear
is a scintillating, edgy novel rich with Peter Swanson’s
chilling insight into the darkest corners of the human
psyche and virtuosic skill for plotting that has propelled
him to the highest ranks of suspense, in the tradition of
such greats as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Patricia
Highsmith, and James M. Cain.