Title: The Girl With A Clock For A Heart
Author: Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: February 2014
Rating: 5 Stars
I don’t usually read a lot of psychological thrillers. I’m more of an action thriller type person and honestly when I was sent a copy of The Girl With A Clock For A Heart, I had no idea what I was in for. What I found was a web that reminded me a lot of Stephen King’s The Green Mile. Actions are important yes, but just as important is the thought process behind the characters and why they do what they do. George Foss is not your average thriller hero. He doesn’t seem to be a guy with hero potential. He has a normal job and a normal life. Never forgetting your first love is a completely normal thing but when Liana Decter waltzes back into George’s life, he does some crazy things for her. Things that could be dangerous! These pieces of the present are complimented by George’s memories of the past and Peter Swanson presents these in an semi out of order fashion just like King did with The Green Mile. The pieces may not fit all at once but they’re compelling just the same and even more compelling once they take their place in the puzzle. This was a very crafty and interesting debut from Peter Swanson and I’ve already requested his next book because I believe he can only get better!