Nine Lives by Peter Swanson @PeterSwanson3 @WmMorrowBooks @NetGalley #Suspense #mystery #bookreview #bookblogger

Susanne’s Review:


Nine random people receive an identical list in the mail with nine names, including their own. No other information is included.  One of the nine names is FBI agent Jessica Winslow – she is the only one to give the list pause. As soon as one of the nine individuals is murdered a few of the others begin to take notice. And so it goes.

Will anyone survive?  That is the question!

Tense, taut and suspenseful, Nine Lives is a highly entertaining, character driven mystery.  

While the ending left a tiny bit to be desired, I was still entertained.  

A buddy read with Kaceey that we both enjoyed.

Thanks to Sam Glatt at Scene of the Crime and William Morrow and Custom House for the arc.

Kaceey’s Review:

One list, nine names!

All random. No one knows who the other names belong to. Or for that matter, why their own name is on that list. And trust me folks…this is one list you don’t want to be on!

One-by-one, people on the list are systematically singled out. Never knowing when their number would be up. So who is behind this list? And what is their end-game?

The storyline unfolds from the perspective of all nine characters as well as the police. Yikes! The thought of keeping all those POV’s straight had me shaking in my shoes!

But….at the very beginning of the book the author gives us a list of all the main characters (thank goodness)! I actually made screenshots for Susanne and myself. And found myself referring back to them until the characters developed more and I could keep them all straight.

I’ve always been hit or miss with Peter Swanson’s books. Glad to report this latest one was definitely a hit. Loved the heavy suspense as each character was picked off, hoping the police would solve this murderous case before my favorite was taken out!🙈

A fun buddy read with Susanne as we both rooted for our favorite characters survival!🤣

Thank you to Sam Glatt at Scene of the Crime and William Morrow and Custom House

14 thoughts on “Nine Lives by Peter Swanson @PeterSwanson3 @WmMorrowBooks @NetGalley #Suspense #mystery #bookreview #bookblogger

  1. Great review, Kaceey! This one sounded interesting until I got to “The storyline unfolds from the perspective of all nine characters as well as the police. Yikes!”
    Holy crap, friend, yikes is right! My brain is split in enough directions.
    Thank you for sharing, though, and have a lovely week!

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    1. Lol Sheri!😂 I really didn’t think I could do it! Sometimes three POV’s put me over the edge!🤣. I’ve never taken screenshots to help me through a book before…but it worked!🤩

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      1. I don’t know how you did, even with a screenshot, I’m afraid my head would spin! But, hey, you have to feel proud of yourself after a read like this!
        (And it’s nice that you can warn the rest of us.) 🤭

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    1. I’ve always been hit or miss with his books in the past! But I’m glad the nine POV’s didn’t scare me away! Hope you have a chance to pick up one of his books Jasmine! 💞📚

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    1. Thank you Wendy! That was a first…making a list. I’ve always threatened to do it in the past. But with nine POV’s I would have been lost without it!💞📚


  2. Great review ladies. I listened to this one while driving home from Florida, so was worried about keeping track, but surprisingly, I did okay. I am like Susanne, Peter Swanson has been hit or miss for me as well, but this was definitely a hit. I need to get my review posted tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you Carla! I can’t imagine driving and concentrating to keep all those characters straight! Good job!👏. Looking forward to your review tomorrow!🤓📚🎧💞

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