Book Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart

The girl with a clock for a heart

Title: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Author: Peter Swanson

Page Count: 333


When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl’s grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece – the one who had committed suicide – was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved – and of the things she may have done to escape her past.

Now, twenty years later, she’s back, and she’s telling George that he’s the only one who can help her…

Writing Style:

If you’ve read any of my other Peter Swanson book reviews, then you’ll know that i like his writing style. He always comes up with really interesting stories that aren’t the same as the usual murder mysteries/ romance novels.


Overall Thoughts:

I had high hopes for this book after reading The Kind Worth Killing but unfortunately this one fell short for me. I really liked the story line and the characters but I found myself bored when I was reading this. Even though there was a lot of excitement and drama throughout the book, I just thought that he spent too much time describing people and events that didn’t have any actual impact on the story (Like Katie Aller).


Rating out of 5: 2

You can buy the book on Amazon here.

Here’s another book you might enjoy: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson


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