Review: Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him
By Peter Swanson
William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780062838162, February 2020, 320pp.

The Short of It:

Smart, clever, and hard to put down.

The Rest of It:

I don’t know where I’ve been or why I haven’t read Peter Swanson before but I am so very glad that Before She Knew Him made it into my hands.

Hen and Lloyd move to very nice, suburban neighborhood. Their neighbors, Mira and Matthew invite them over to dinner so they can get to know one another and while there, Hen can’t help but notice a fencing trophy on the mantle. Upon closer inspection, she’s almost positive it once belonged to a young man named Dustin. A young man who was murdered not long ago. Why would this couple have it in their house?

Before She Knew Him was a great read. Smartly written with well-developed characters and a story that includes a surprise or two and enough mystery to keep you guessing. This book could easily have been titled “Neighbors with Secrets” because both of these couples have something to hide and it makes for really good reading.

I highly recommend this one. Swanson uses all of the characters to tell this story and it’s so very good.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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11 thoughts on “Review: Before She Knew Him”

    1. It’s funny that you mentioned Patty because when I posted the review on Goodreads I saw her review of it there. She loved books like this one. I want to read all his stuff now.

  1. Oh this sounds good. I love the idea of someone else’s trophy being the thing that sparks the story. I always wonder what happened to all Sophia’s trophies that we discarded.

    1. This was a really good story and I was so interested in all of the characters which is rare. I know, I wonder where all my trophies are now.

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