All the Beautiful Lies

All the Beautiful Lies

PeterSwanson / Jun 20, 2019

All the Beautiful Lies From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession revenge and cold blooded murder a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in t

  • Title: All the Beautiful Lies
  • Author: PeterSwanson
  • ISBN: 9780062802958
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Audiobook
  • From the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold blooded murder a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith.Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an otherworldly way She hFrom the acclaimed author of Her Every Fear and The Kind Worth Killing comes a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold blooded murder a sly and brilliant guessing game of a novel in the vein of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Patricia Highsmith.Harry Ackerson has always considered his stepmother Alice to be sexy and beautiful, in an otherworldly way She has always been kind and attentive, if a little aloof in the last few years.Days before his college graduation, Alice calls with shocking news His father is dead and the police think it s suicide Devastated, Harry returns to his father s home in Maine There, he and Alice will help each other pick up of the pieces of their lives and uncover what happened to his father.Shortly after he arrives, Harry meets a mysterious young woman named Grace McGowan Though she claims to be new to the area, Harry begins to suspect that Grace may not be a complete stranger to his family But she isn t the only attractive woman taking an interest in Harry The sensual Alice is also growing closer, coming on to him in an enticing, clearly sexual way.Mesmerized by these two women, Harry finds himself falling deeper under their spell Yet the closer he gets to them, the isolated he feels, disoriented by a growing fear that both women are hiding dangerous even deadly secrets and that neither one is telling the truth.

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      • PeterSwanson

        Peter Swanson is the author of three novels The Girl With a Clock For a Heart, an LA Times Book Award finalist The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and his most recent, Her Every Fear His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.


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    1. A twisted tale of desire, obsession, and deceitI read this book with the traveling sisters group and it certainly enhanced my appreciation for the book. I loved our discussion, and I gained new insight than I would have if I had read the book alone.This book was an excellent psychological thriller. It started off strong, in my opinion. After only the first couple chapters, the book sunk its teeth in me. Like so many other books I’ve read, this book follows a similar pattern of alternating betw [...]


    2. Think it might be time for me to take a psychological thriller break again. They are all blending together, and the plots just seem to darn familiar. Am in the minority in my rating and review for this one, but that has happened before and I'm sure will happen again. Loved the setting, not that many books are set to n Maine and from the descriptions it sounds gorgeous. The rest of the book was rather predictable, easy to guess what was coming next. A few of the plot twists, didn't make sense. On [...]


    3. An engrossing page turner that had me guessing and gasping until the very last page. I had to finish this one and the twists were plenty throughout. I enjoyed the alternating time line of then and now. It follows the story of Harry Ackerson and the phone call he receives from his stepmom Alice that his father is dead. He is told that the police think it is suicide, but Harry is heading home to Maine to sort it out. He will miss his college graduation, but he needs to be home.Harry begins to susp [...]


    4. All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson was an awesome psychological thriller! This is my second read by this author. The Kind Worth Killing was so good I just had to get my hands on this gem. It alternates between then and now with multiple POVs. All the Beautiful Lies was twisted, weird and fun as hell to read. I LOVED it!So what’s it about? Harry has just graduated college when he receives the unfortunate phone call of his life. His father, Bill, has died. Harry returns home to his father [...]


    5. 2.75 Stars* (rounded up)Well Ho-Hum. That’s pretty much all I have to say about that. “All the Beautiful Lies” is the story of Harry Ackerman, whose father dies right before his college graduation. His father was his best friend and life line and now he’s gone. Having already lost his mother years prior, all he has left is Alice, his step-mother. If Harry is honest, he has always had inappropriate feelings for Alice, she is beautiful, sexy and mysterious. Once his father is gone, Alice n [...]


    6. Having read all of Swanson’s books, All the Beautiful Lies is almost smack dab in the middle of his oeuvre. It isn’t as compelling as his first two but much better than his last. Then again, I still may be suffering from “grip lit” or thriller burnout and others may find this to be among Swanson’s best. As you can see this is another of “lie” books rather than the formerly popular “girl” books.There is nothing wrong with this novel. It moves along at a nice pace beginning with [...]


    7. So I think it may be time to take a break from psychological thrillers. This was my first read by Peter Swanson. I feel like all these thrillers are blending together especially with "lie" in the titles oh my goodness! I think "lie" has replaced the "girl" titles from last year. I do have to say that this was a very easy read! I finished this in a couple days! But, easy doesn't necessarily mean excellent plotAll the Beautiful Lies was a very predictable read and did not have many twists/turns. I [...]


    8. I very much enjoyed The Kind Worth Killing and was eagerly awaiting this newest release.The setting is Maine, and the story revolves around recent college grad Harry who goes back home after the unexpected death of his father. The publisher's blurb is the perfect description: "a diabolically clever tale of obsession, revenge, and cold-blooded murder—a sly and brilliant guessing game." Add in a femme fatale stepmother and questionable identities and this sounds like the perfect thriller.On a po [...]


    9. Review/rating to come, but this one was not for me. This story relies heavily on twisted sexual relationships between step-parents and their step-children, an element that I found disturbing in a way that I did not appreciate. Unfortunately this one just wasn’t for me.


    10. "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there."Here's what you know when you pick up a standalone thriller by Peter Swanson -- you're in for a fun and twisty read that grabs hold and doesn't let go. It's almost impossible to put down once you get started. This one is no different to his previous books in that regard, and I've read and loved them all. I think that another reason to read Swanson is that his books are all standalones so you don't need to worry about starting from the beginning of a se [...]


    11. Ever since reading The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson has been on my list of authors whose books are must-reads before they have even been written. Imagine my happy-dance when I found out that I had been granted and ARC of All The Beautiful Lies, one of my most anticipated new releases in 2018 (thank you to Edelweiss)!Swanson’s engaging writing style sucked me in immediately, and I contently settled into what I hoped would be an all-night read-a-thon with thrills and chil [...]


    12. This is a tightly written and solid entry in the ever prolific sub-genre of psychological suspense thrillers. Swanson is a master at ratcheting up the tension and ending with a big punch. For me it didn't rank quite as high as his earlier book, THE KIND WORTH KILLING, but it's well worth the time it takes to read, and it won't take long as it's very "unputdownable." Watch for this is you are a fan of authors Claire Mackintosh, B. A. Paris, and OK, I'm going to say it, Gillian Flynn.A big thanks [...]


    13. All The Beautiful LiesByPeter SwansonWhat it's all aboutHarry just graduated from collegehe is called home due to the sudden death of his father. Harry heads home to Maine to Alicehis father's second wife his father's big house and to his father's bookstore. Harry has uneasy feelings from the moment he arrives in KennewickAlice is acting odd, there is a strange girl at his father's funeral and the circumstances around his father's death just get more and more mysterious. Why I wanted to read itI [...]


    14. Another excellent and complex thriller from Swanson, who excels at writing incredibly rich female characters that just border on psychopathic and providing unexpected and satisfying twists.When Harry's bookseller father dies suddenly, he returns home to Maine to comfort his stepmother Alice. Through alternating chapters of now -- Harry's time -- and then, when Alice was a young woman, we more about Alice's past and increasingly become aware that Harry's father may not have died from natural caus [...]


    15. I finished reading this book a week ago and although I wrote down a synopsis of the plot as well as my first impressions, I have forgotten it. Now this is a psychological thriller. It is supposed to have you at the edge of your seat, always guessing what happens next, dizzy from its twists and turns. Don’t get me wrong. Overall, I thought All the Beautiful Lies was a good story. Unfortunately it was too easy for me to figure out whodunit. I also didn’t like the incestuous relationships betwe [...]


    16. Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing me with a DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review!Off The Press Reads: Blog ♦ Instagram ♦ Bloglovin'




    17. A fast paced story that I raced through. Whilst I enjoyed the narrative, I didn't feel overly connected to the story as I didn't find any of the characters particularly likeable. I also didn't find them particularly unlikable either, and I think this lack of emotional connection to any of them is why the story didn't grab me in the way other reads do. The split narrative of past and present works well with this story, as we follow Harry Ackerman in the present, and Harry's fathers much younger s [...]


    18. Peter Swanson is my number one go-to suggestion for anyone looking for a psychological thriller to binge read on vacation. I think it's because, in addition to nearly flawless character development and pacing, his writing is really good. I try and discard a lot of dark psychological suspense novels because they're poorly written so I can only hope he keeps coming out with new books.


    19. Peter Swanson is a master of the psychological thriller genre and in this latest novel it is reflective of his creative storytelling. Harry is about to graduate from college when his dad ends up dead. Arriving at his home in Maine, Harry is greeted by his beautiful stepmother, about 15 years his dad's junior. Although it appears at first his father took his own life, Harry discovers he was murdered. With little to go on and theories mounting, Harry is determined to uncover the truth. Swanson mix [...]


    20. Twisty and delightful. Things I have come to appreciate about Peter Swanson novels. I definitely will read more of his work.


    21. Peter Swanson is the kind of author that grabs you from page one. Pulling you in and you know you can expect a creepy turn. I enjoyed this book and the characters. It was a flowing read, that ended in a creepy conclusion. I give it 4 stars and look forward to his next book. Thank you for a ARC Copy for my honest review.


    22. If you’re a fan of suspense novels that keep you on the edge of your seat , you are going to love All The Beautiful Lies. The story follows the main character Alice, in a “then” and “now” type of story. ( you might get a little confused at times, but it all comes together). Harry Ackerman receives a phone call just as he’s getting ready for his College Graduation, from his stepmother Alice informing him that his father is dead, possibly murdered. Harry goes home to Maine to be with A [...]


    23. This review is based on an Advance Reader Copy. The actual book is scheduled for publication in April 2018.This book was OK. If you have a penchant for stories involving consensual sex between stepparents and their stepchildren, as well as older adults and teenagers, —which I don’t— then this is the yarn for you. Honestly, without this aspect of the story, this is just an average murder mystery, not really a thriller as mentioned on the cover. Yeah, there are a couple of rather good OMG mo [...]


    24. I have been in slump for the past month or so, not finding a book that would grab me and keep me interested. “All the Beautiful Lies” by Peter Swanson is the one that yanked me out of my slump and gave me whiplash with all of its twist and turns, intensifying with each chapter.The story starts in the present, but alternates with another character’s story told in the past. When the two stories connect after intricately unfolding, my jaw hit the floor. It wasn’t what I was expecting. But S [...]


    25. Twisted, twisted, twisted! I liked this book because it is not one of the "girl" books. It doesn't try to have unreliable narrators and big twists and big reveals. There's nothing worse than a supposed "big reveal" at the end that was made perfectly clear by page 59! No, in this book, the surprises and reveals are more gradual, with some thrilling moments thrown in. The author doesn't try to deceive you. The book consists basically of a lot of good writing about very interesting, and in some cas [...]


    26. The latest from psychological thriller writer extraordinaire Peter Swanson is a page turner that reads like a powerful whirlpool of darkness, taboos, and secrets.When his father commits suicide, Harry Ackerson skips his college graduation to return home for the funeral and to come to terms with the shock of his father's death. Once back in Maine, Harry finds more questions than answers as he faces his attractive young stepmother, the attentions of a seductive stranger, and the many questions pos [...]


    27. This book is a page turner! Great example of a psychological thriller. This is my first Peter Swanson book and you better believe I will be reading more of his works. Characters were nicely developed and had the reader guessing the entire time who is really bad or good. The story jump from "then" to "now" in an easy to follow, longing for more type of fashion. In addition to the entertaining fiction aspect of the story, I felt it gave great insight to long-term effects of psychological trauma. I [...]


    28. I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This book was twisted with the number of step parent step child relationships that were going on. It was unappealing to read to say the least. I also didn't have an investment in the characters and didn't really care what happened to them. The twist was pretty easy to guess as well. This was probably a bad first Swanson book for me to read I've heard nothing but good things about his books.


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