She Knew Him
introduces readers to Hen, who is a dark artist married to
Lloyd, and recently moved to a suburb for stability. She has
a history of mental health issues, primarily bipolar disease,
and fighting her own demons because of her illness. Hen and
Lloyd move next door to what appears to be a normal couple,
Mira and Matthew. But like every everyone, they have their
own demons and history they deal with on a daily basis. What
happens when these demons collide with each other?
Before She Knew Him has several psychological twists and turns.
Some did not make a lot of sense initially but tied up very
nicely. It is evident that Swanson knows psychology and how
human nature works because he is able to develop characters
with interesting flaws and have them work with and against
each other in a way that makes this reader question and want
to read more to find out the answers. Because of this, Hen
and Matthew develop a fascinating friendship that initially
one would think could not happen, given their histories.
She Knew Him is one of the best thrillers this reader
has read in a long time. The psychological twists add to an
enjoyable fast-paced suspenseful thriller. I highly recommend
this to anyone who has an interest in thrillers with unexpected