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The Girl with a Clock for a Heart by Peter Swanson

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. 

When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as he stood in the living room of the girl's grieving parents, he realized the girl in the photo on their mantelpiece - the one who had committed suicide - was not his girlfriend. Later, he discovered the true identity of the girl he had loved - and of the things she may have done to escape her past.

Now, twenty years later, she's back, and she's telling George that he's the only one who can help her...

Goodreads Summary

There are so many aspects that this book has going for itself that set it up to make it an amazing read that everyone will love. How confusing would it be if someone you thought was dead for a large portion of you life, just randomly popped up again one day. A double take is just the beginning of what would be going through your head, especially since this was a woman that you loved.

There are countless moments in this book that you can sense the intoxicating affect that this con woman has on George. Its sad that after all these years and all that he knows of the truth now, that he would still do anything for this girl that will undoubtedly leave him high and dry time and time again. Its a sad story of undeserved true love in a man that may end up sacrificing everything that he has made for himself just for a second chance at a short lived romance that he had in college. You will be covering your face over and over again as you read but still wont be able to drop this book until its done.

4 Stars

Reviewed by Chris

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  1. Unknown said...:

    The title reminds me of a book I read two years ago for French class. The title is LA MÉCANIQUE DU COEUR which can be translated to THE HEART'S MECHANIC by Mathias Malzieu. It's the story of Jack who has a mechanical heart (a clock) and he falls in love with this really pretty girl he saw at a circus if I'm not mistaking. If you fond it in English, I highly recommend it, it's a really short book.