Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him Review

Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next door

Hen and her husband Lloyd have settled into a quiet life in a new house outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Hen (short for Henrietta) is an illustrator and works out of a studio nearby, and has found the right meds to control her bipolar disorder. Finally, she’s found some stability and peace.

But when they meet the neighbors next door, that calm begins to erode as she spots a familiar object displayed on the husband’s office shelf. The sports trophy looks exactly like one that went missing from the home of a young man who was killed two years ago. Hen knows because she’s long had a fascination with this unsolved murder—an obsession she doesn’t talk about anymore, but can’t fully shake either.

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. . .

Title:Before She Knew Him
Edition Language:English

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    Before She Knew Him Reviews

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    This book was messed up in the best possible way!This is my fourth book by the author and I think it's one of my favorites (with "The Kind Worth Killing"!).The twists didn't feel forced, the story flo...

  • Emily May

    "They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret." Some seasoned Swanson readers are saying Before She Knew Him wasn’t as compelling as his ...

  • j e w e l s

    FIVE STARS- UPDATE: Happy Book birthday TODAY to this yummy thriller! You say Peter Swanson wrote it?... I say, yes, please, just give me that book! I don't even care what it's about. If Swanson write...

  • Barbie

    This was my first book from Peter Swanson, but all his books are on my TBR for ages. So, it was a really good start. *** WARNING *** If you are not familiar with the story, please don't read the blurb...

  • Meredith

    4.25 stars Creepy, Captivating, and a little strange! Before She Knew Him has a Rear-Window like quality with oddball characters and some huge twists. This is an intriguing psychological thriller abo...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”I didn’t know that blood could jump like that, almost like it wants to leave the human body, get as far away as possible. I’d read about it, of course, in books, and I’d seen it in movies, th...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    Catching a killer is dangerous—especially if he lives next doorOMG! I was totally Gobsmacked by that ending. The author really fooled me. I was not expecting that, it was a big jaw dropping moment. ...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***I find myself saying “I should have known this, I should have figured this out”, but I didn’t and that is one reason that this thriller is a strong read.The characters in this...

  • Debra

    4.5 stars"They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret."When I read Peter Swanson's book, The Kind Worth Killing, I was completely blown awa...

  • Sumit RK

    Before She Knew Him is my second book by Peter Swanson after the The Kind Worth Killing (if you haven’t read the book, read it NOW). Just like The Kind Worth Killing, Before She Knew Him is a dark...