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The Serial Killer's Wife [NOOK Book]

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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni’s husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn baby: she took her son and ran away to start a new life.

Now, living in a quiet part of the Midwest with a new identity, Elizabeth is ready to start over. But one day she receives a...
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Overview

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni’s husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn baby: she took her son and ran away to start a new life.

Now, living in a quiet part of the Midwest with a new identity, Elizabeth is ready to start over. But one day she receives a phone call from a person calling himself Cain. Cain somehow knows about her past life. He has abducted her son, and if Elizabeth wants to save him she must retrieve her husband’s trophies — the fingers he cut off each of his victims.

With a deadline of one hundred hours, Elizabeth has no choice but to return to the life she once fled, where she will soon realize that everything she thought she knew is a lie, and what’s more shocking than Cain’s identity is the truth about her husband.

THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE is a 80,000-word thriller in the vein of Jeffery Deaver, John Sanford, and Thomas Harris. It includes a special foreword by Blake Crouch.

Praise for THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE:

“This is a scary, thrilling, page-turning, race-against-the-clock novel if ever there was one, with a true shocker of an ending. Miss this one at your own peril.”

— Blake Crouch

"An explosive summer thriller. Robert Swartwood is a sharp writer, his prose lean and mean as a razor blade. He notches up the tension from chapter to chapter like a master story-teller, keeping you reading long into the night."

— The Man Eating Bookworm
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012944191
  • Publisher: RMS Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,482
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Swartwood is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife, The Calling, Man of Wax, and several other novels. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Daily Beast, Chizine, Space and Time, Postscripts, and PANK. He created the term "hint fiction" and is the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. He lives with his wife in Pennsylvania. Visit him at www.robertswartwood.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    A page-turner!

    A great book, a real page turner! Although the end felt a bit rushed, I certainly didn't see it coming!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Highly recommend!

    Really great read! I was never disappointed or bored with the story, and I couldn't put it down. If you enjoy Blake Crouch or James Patterson's Alex Cross novels, I highly recommend this book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Awesome

    I loved this book. It was so interesting. READ IT!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    I'd reread

    Good book but must be a mess up in down loading on my nook because it appears the pages are mixed up. You can't jump to the grave yard on your knees in the dirt when on the next page you are hanging up the phone saying you need to go to the grave yard

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Just read it, it's a d**** good book!

    What would you do to save your child? Clearly Elizabeth will do anything necessary. She turns out to be a character that is strong enough to do what it takes, while still retaining her humanity and compassion. She manages to fight through loosing everything and rebuilding a life for herself and her son only to be attacked just when she thinks she is safe. Even with that, she doesn't break down and give up, but continues on through more losses than anyone should be expected to deal with and betrayal to succeed in doing the right thing. Leaves me hoping 2 things, that if needed I could be that strong, and that I never need to be that strong.
    An excellent story from a writer that is still getting even better in his craft (I will love to see where he is in 2 years) and a twist that caught me off guard. Good job!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Read, Read, Read

    If You Like A Thriller Read This book.Once I Started I Could Not Put It Down. An Amazing Read. You Will Not Believe The ending.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2013

    I highly recommend this suspense thriller! It was so addictive I

    I highly recommend this suspense thriller! It was so addictive I read it in one sitting. I eagerly look forward to the next book by Robert Swartwood! The pacing is impeccable, and the story had me hooked right from the first page. I don't want to give away any clues to the mysteries.

    This is a well written, suspense with nonstop thrills, chills, and mystery. “Watch out Stephen King, there’s a new voice, and his name is Robert Swartwood. A dark, gritty thriller, The Serial Killer’s Wife is a sensational debut. Readers will relish this story’s many captivating, powerful, and compelling layers.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    fast paced read

    I recommend this fast paced read. Hard to put down. Surprise ending which i did not see coming. I would have liked it to be more descriptive in places but otherwise enjoyable.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    A MUST READ

    This is an awesome page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Good book

    This was my first read by this author. Loved it! I was not totally surprised by the ending but nonetheless enjoyed the book immensely.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Great Heroine, Great Book

    Very good suspense novel, plot twists and unexpected surprises. Mystery/Suspense fans will enjoy it - a real page turner!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Don't read it

    Definitely a page turner but mostly just because I wanted it to be over. A number of inconsistencies and the author had no sense of empathy when it came to describing what the characters are going through - unless it was intentional for her characters to be emotionless morons.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Really good ~

    A good read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Awesome

    Could not put book down

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Awesome ride. Would recommend!!

    Couldn't put it down. A new surprise around every corner.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Suspense filled

    Great book. Reads fast so you won't want to put it down.
    Todd had me going back and forth...is he or isn't he a bad guy. Jim...wow. Everyone I was suspicious of was innocent and vice versa.
    Going to have to look for more books by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    If you love a mystery...

    This book is a page turner - did not want to put it down - every time I thought I had it figured out - another twist - must read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Loved it! The ending came out of nowhere. I did NOT see it comin

    Loved it! The ending came out of nowhere. I did NOT see it coming!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2014

    This is a very good book. Fast paced, easy read. The twists ar

    This is a very good book. Fast paced, easy read. The twists are good and there is plenty of drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

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