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Before She Knew Him

(2019)
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A Sunday Times and Observer Thriller of the Month, from the bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing and All the Beautiful Lies

'They had a secret, the two of them, and there was no better way to start a friendship than with a secret.'

When Hen and Lloyd move into their new house in West Dartford, Mass., they're relieved to meet, at their first block party, the only other seemingly-childless couple in their neighborhood, Matthew and Mira Dolamore. Turns out they live in the Dutch Colonial immediately next door.

When they're invited over for dinner, however, things take a sinister turn when Hen thinks she sees something suspicious in Matthew's study. Could this charming, mild-mannered College Professor really be hiding a dark secret, one that only Hen, whose been battling her own problems with depression and medication, could know about? Lloyd certainly doesn't seem to believe her, and so, forced together, Hen and Matthew start to form an unlikely bond. But who, if anyone, is really in danger?

From its deeply unsettling opening, Peter Swanson, the master of contemporary domestic thrillers, fashions a novel as brilliant, dark, coruscating and surprising as Patricia Highsmith and Ira Levin at their very best.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In Peter Swanson’s expert hands, one woman’s discerning observation at a quiet suburban dinner party unfolds into a gripping, twisty, psychologically complex thriller. I could not put it down." - Alafair Burke


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March 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-34064-4 / 978-0-571-34064-4 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-283815-6 / 978-0-06-283815-5 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-283816-4 / 978-0-06-283816-2 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-34067-9 / 978-0-571-34067-5 (UK edition)
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October 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-34066-0 / 978-0-571-34066-8 (UK edition)
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-288755-6 / 978-0-06-288755-9 (USA edition)
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before She Knew Him
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ISBN: 0-571-34065-2 / 978-0-571-34065-1 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-982606-70-3 / 978-1-982606-70-1
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Before She Knew Him: Library Edition
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-982606-69-X / 978-1-982606-69-5
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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March 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-982606-71-1 / 978-1-982606-71-8
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
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March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him
Author(s): Peter Swanson
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March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Before She Knew Him: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
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