Review: Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

5 out of 5 stars

Peter Swanson is definitely a master story teller. He can tell a story about his old rotten socks and I bet it’ll be brilliant and I’d still definitely read it.

“The clothers we wear cover the truth of our bodies, but they also present who we want to be to the world. They are fabrications, figuratively and literally.”

This is my second novel by him and I find it even more riveting than the first. I could already tell it’s going to be brilliant just two chapters far.

It’s pretty obvious the author’s love for books because the main character here is a book seller just like one of the main characters in his other book I read. It’s a really wise move because any book lover would be lured. It’s just annoying at times because I had to keep pausing to google the titles and authors. Lol.

I’m definitely curious of these eight titles contained in Malcolm’s blog entry containing a list of what he thought as eight perfect murders in books and is now being used by a serial killer as a textbook guide in his killings. I listed the titles in case I miraculously encounter any of them at my favorite secondhand bookstores. I’m frustrated with myself for having not read an Agatha Christie book yet but I am on a mission to change that soon.

As it turned out it’s, the turning point is not at all what I expected. I was looking for something more sinister, a darker motive perhaps of all the killings by “Charlie”, something that would terribly incriminate Mal and prove what a horrible person our main character really is. But I was wrong and as I think about it, it makes sense. Just like All the Beautiful LiesEight Perfect Murders manages to by a literary-thriller that makes you think way outside the box. Now, gimme more P.Swanson books!

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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