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Her Every Fear


Her Every Fear is the first book by Peter Swanson that I have read, and to be honest, now that I know how deliciously wonderful the writing is, I need to go back and read his other books. (A Girl with a Clock for a Heart and The Kind Worth Killing). Let me know if you guys have read his other books, and if they are amazing as well.

Kate Priddy is a girl like me, and probably most of us, with anxiety that creates panic attacks after her ex-boyfriend locked her in a closet and proceeded to kill himself. In order to try and get over this traumatic experience, Kate and her cousin Corbin decide to switch apartments for 6 months, so that Corbin can work in England and so that Kate can get a new start in Boston.

When Kate arrives at Corbin’s apartment, immediately things are weird. First of all, there’s a dead girl in the apartment next door, and now there are strange feelings in Corbin’s apartment. It seems that things keep getting out of place, and somehow even though Kate let’s the apartment buildings cat out, it keeps coming back in when she hasn’t reopened the door for it. There is an uneasiness that Kate can’t shake, but she hopes finding other people in the building to befriend will help her get over her obviously irrational fear.

Soon Kate finds out that the girl next door was named Audrey, and her cousin Corbin had a secretive relationship with her. Did Corbin have something to do with her death before he left for London? If not, who could possibly have killed an innocent woman, and why? Is Kate in danger and what will come of the strange feelings in the apartment?

I love that this book has alternative views between different characters in this book. Kate is the main character, but we also see Corbin’s secret past, the neighbor across the courtyard’s ability to spy on Audrey, and how he may know more than anyone could ever think. This was such a great book for someone who wants to be scared, and wants to try and solve a mystery. Once you start reading Corbin’s story, you won’t believe your eyes. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and like I said, I am going to go to the library and get those other books of Peter Swansons. I can’t wait. I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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