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9780062267498 Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swansonâ€™s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears. On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Fossâ€™s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago. Liana Dector isnâ€™t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldnâ€™t quite forget. Sheâ€™s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, sheâ€™s backâ€”and she needs Georgeâ€™s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back. George knows Liana is trouble. But he canâ€™t say noâ€”he never couldâ€”so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape. Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thrillerâ€”an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.