In an homage to Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, author Peter Swanson introduces us to nine people who have their names on a list. No details, no explanation – just a list of names. Each person is mailed a copy of the exact same list. There seems to be no connection between them. One of the people on the list is FBI agent Jessica Winslow who immediately starts to investigate while no one else on the list seems concerned. When one of the people listed is murdered, the FBI and most of the remaining people start to pay serious attention. Someone appears to be out to kill every one of them. But why?
Nine Lives provides the backstory for each of the potential victims. Some are people worth caring about and a few are people who are less than admirable. This is a tense thriller as time is running out for the mystery to be solved. Swanson's clever, fast-paced book kept me guessing until the very end. I’m betting most people won’t figure this one out.
Many thanks to William Morrow | Custom House and Scene of the Crime Early Reads for the opportunity to read this entertaining book prior to its publication.
Rated 3.75 out of 5 stars.
Mystery / Thriller.
Publication Date: March 15, 2022.
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