Download The Girl with a Clock for a Heart: A Novel Audiobook

The Girl with a Clock for a Heart: A Novel Audiobook, by Peter Swanson Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Peter Swanson Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9780062308665
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $21.99 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $16.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears.

On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago.

Liana Dector isn’t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldn’t quite forget. She’s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she’s back—and she needs George’s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back.

George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no—he never could—so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.

Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thriller—an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.

Download and start listening now!

bad2

Quotes & Awards

  • “What do you say when a woman who broke your heart years ago and is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder pops back into your life to ask a favor? If she’s as alluring as Liana Dector, you say, ‘Yes.’ And hope you survive the decision. The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is a twisty, sexy, electric thrill ride and an absolute blast from start to finish.”

    Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author

  • The Girl With a Clock for a Heart is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that dares you to turn the next page, but it’s much more dangerous than that. It dares you to take a hard, long look at people from your past and ask yourself who’s worth holding on to and who’s worth letting go. This novel burns faster and hotter than a lit fuse, and you’ll be feeling its heat long after the explosive ending.”

    Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind than Home

  • “Plot twists keep the pages turning until the end.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Swanson gives readers an adrenaline rush through all the hairpin turns.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Liana Dector, the title character in this debut thriller, is a master at reinventing herself, and, early on, her boyfriend, George Foss, becomes ensnared in her schemes…In alternate chapters, Swanson unreels the story of the teenage lovers and advances to the present-day quagmire into which George steps. Driven by the power of first love, this dangerous mix of sex and lies tumbles to an inevitable conclusion.”

    Booklist

  • The Girl with a Clock for a Heart has a plot that evokes Robert Parker and Dennis Lehane, a voice reminiscent of James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler, and a femme fatale for the ages: mysterious, brilliant, possibly monstrous—and irresistibly alluring. It is a sparkling, haunting debut.”

    Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

Peter Swanson is the author of several novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger; Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and Before She Knew Him. His books have been translated into thirty languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, the Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.

About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.