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The Resource Before She Knew Him

Before She Knew Him

Label
Before She Knew Him
Title
Before She Knew Him
Statement of responsibility
Peter Swanson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Catching a killer is dangerous. And could be fatal if the best bait . . . is you.From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder . . .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. .
Summary
While she is in a new neighbor's home, a Boston artist with bipolar disorder spots an item that once belonged to the victim of an unsolved murder
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10760050
Cataloging source
BT
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1968-
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Swanson, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Before She Knew Him
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062838179
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Before She Knew Him
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062838179
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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