Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson | William Morrow Books {Book Review}

{Thank you to William Morrow Books for my gifted copy. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own}

Every Vow You Break book review

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson


Book Summary:

Abigail Baskin never thought she’d fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. He’s a good guy, stable, level-headed, kind—a refreshing twist from her previous relationships.

But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident—and the sexy guy who wouldn’t give her his real name—out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life.

Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears—and Abigail’s future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something much, much more. Something special. Something real—and he’s tracked her down to prove it.

Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon—and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen. She sees a terrified woman in the night shadows, and no one at the resort seems to believe anything is amiss… including her perfect new husband.

Publication Date:

March 23rd, 2021


Psychological Thriller

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My Review:

Every Vow You Break

Well, you can’t love them all right? Peter Swanson’s 2015 novel The Kind Worth Killing is one of my favorite domestic/psychological thrillers – I just found it to be the perfect kind of “escape reading”. I was looking for a similar reading vibe and when I saw that Peter Swanson was releasing a new 2021 title, I was intrigued.

The book summary sounded promising…secrets and lies, a bachelorette weekend gone wrong, a stalker, and a honeymoon on a remote tropical island?? Yup, I was ready to dive in! Alas, right from the beginning, it just felt kind of icky? Abigail, the main female character was so naive it was eye-rolling…

Every Vow You Break

And maybe I just don’t read that many male authors, but it was kind of alarming how “dumb” she came across…but I think I am just sick of that whole premise in this genre in general. I am game for dysfunction and imperfect and even unlikeable characters, but most of this plot just came across as ridiculous, super implausible and it felt very disjointed as a whole.

All in all, it just didn’t feel like A Peter Swanson page-turner and read more like a creepy/horror novel that just had way too many unexplained plot holes and weird additional elements that didn’t seem…necessary?? I think this might end up being one of those books that readers either love or despise but it just wasn’t for me.

{Thank you to William Morrow Books for my gifted copy. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own}

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