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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review: Swerve by Vicki Pettersson

Title: Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Series: Standalone
Format: Paperback
Release Date: May 31st, 2016
Length: Novel (464 pages)
Genre: Thriller
Source: Purchased
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Swerve starts with Kristine Rush, a nurse, and her fiancé driving along to get to his mother's house for the 4th of July. They stop at a rest stop and Kristine is attacked and when she comes to, she sees that her fiancé Daniel was kidnapped. It doesn't take long before his cell phone receives a text message and someone seems to want to play a twisted game. Kristine has to go on a timed treasure hunt in order to save her fiancé before the serial killer takes his next victim. She makes the first stop only for the villain to tell her to run someone over in the parking lot. The things he tells her to do continues to get worse as the novel progresses and if she wants to see Daniel alive she has to do them.

Swerve was an addicting thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. While reading I wasn't sure what to expect next, and it really got twisted. The only thing I didn't fully enjoy was the villain was revealed near the middle of the book. The last half was great, don't get me wrong, but I feel like the villain could have been revealed a bit later and the readers would have been even more like what the heck. All in all, this was a solid read and kept me on my toes. If you're a fan of thrillers, I highly suggest this book.


16 comments:

  1. I bet it got quite intense. I feel like this one definitely has potential to keep you on the edge of your seat guessing what's around the bend. Great review!

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    1. It really did :D I had no clue what to expect from the villain next!

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  2. It's nice to find a good thriller! I didn't know about this one but I heard a lot about her books, I didn't know she was writing this genre.

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    1. I really need to get around to some of her other books. I read one series, but not the other :P

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  3. Yikes. No. I really hate these sorts of jump-through-hoops-for-bad-guy things.

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    1. Awww that's okay though, I only occasionally like them lol

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  4. I've been looking for a good thriller!

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    1. I enjoyed it! Hope you do if you try it!

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  5. Oh my god, that cover!! I'm reading a good thriller myself right now - Dark Matter. It's SO interesting!!

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    1. Oooh I'll check it out, thanks Lola!

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  6. Not sure what that cover is ...

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    1. Road with a car sideways going vroom vroom lol :D

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  7. I bought several books in a Pettersson series a while ago when they were all on sale for 99 cents. I don't think I ever read them. I really should try them. I do like the sounds of this story. I have to agree, that cover is interesting. :-D

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I have one or two of her other books that I got on sale as well but haven't read. Really need to get around to them! I hope you enjoy :D

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  8. I was going to ask if this was a recent release when I saw the cover. I see that it is. She's an author I have a few first books for and want to get to one day. :) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Not too long ago :) I was waiting for the paperback to come out and grabbed it as soon as it did lol!

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