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Every Vow You Break

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  29,140 ratings  ·  4,341 reviews
A bride’s dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she’s had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this psychological thriller from the author of Eight Perfect Murders.

Abigail Baskin never thought she’d fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weeke
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published March 23rd 2021 by William Morrow
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Amy Does anyone care? It seemed difficult to get into any of the characters and I had a hard time liking them. Not a typical Peter Swanson book at all.
Amy I kept thinking this was his first novel not his latest. Something was definitely wrong with the whole messy story. Did he allow someone else to publi…moreI kept thinking this was his first novel not his latest. Something was definitely wrong with the whole messy story. Did he allow someone else to publish under his name or did he owe a fast written book?(less)

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Emily May
Mar 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
"Seriously, you need to tell Bruce about this. You need to get off that island."

I'll start with, simply: I enjoyed Every Vow You Break. Quite a lot, actually, but I can also see right away why a lot of people won't. I think realistic expectations will help going into this. If you ask me, this book barely belongs in the mystery/thriller genre. I'd say Swanson is moving away from that genre and taking a good few steps into horror or dystopia with this book. There's nothing supernatural in the
Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
The best part of this book is the ending.

Someone commented "this book wants to be feminist but comes off as misogynistic" and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It's predictable but you'll definitely go through it fast. It made me feel uncomfortable but not in an enjoyable way.

Every character in there sucks, except maybe the main female character's mom.
ELLIAS (elliasreads)

it's a strong NO from me.

Probably the most predictable thriller I've read. Noobs would eat this up though.

(Liveshow for the book with my thoughts will be on Kayla's channel for her book club!!)
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If you are having doubts about whether or not you should be getting married while at your “Bachelorette” party-maybe you shouldn’t be going through with the wedding?

If you think a good way to figure out if your doubts are legitimate, would be to test your feelings by sleeping with someone else-perhaps you already have your answer?

If your honeymoon destination requires a small airplane to take you to and from the Island, will you feel it’s romantic or will that make you feel trapped?

Would you cha
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
The title of Peter Swanson's latest psychological thriller is a line in the song Every Breath You Take by The Police, I had its sinister overtones playing in my head, so apt in what unfolds in the story. Abigail grew up helping her parents run the Boxgrove Theatre Company summer productions, although her parents have now split up. She moved up to New York, finding a job working for a small publisher. After a string of relationship fails with men and one woman, she meets Bruce Lamb, a self made S ...more
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Happy book birthday! And here comes my semi unpopular review! 🙈🙈🙈

3.25 stars stay as 3 it was totally above average but I hate the guts of her heroine and reading about past sexcapades stars!

I was so close to give 4 stars and like this book a little more because of:
- Slow burn high tension story telling and the delicious second half when things get uncontrollably delirious, shockingly lunatic! You keep popping your eyes, holding tightly your dropping jaw and screaming like Jamie Lee Curtis
- Hau
Holly  B
Out of the 6 Swanson books I've read, 4 were 5 stars! This is the only one that didn't work for me! *So I'm upgrading to a 2 star (because others may enjoy it more than I did).

I can't believe that one of my favorite authors wrote this book! I hate writing this review, but this book was so out of sorts.

The first half was like a bad women's fiction, repetitive and uninteresting.

The second half was even worse, nothing thrilling, but definitely ridiculous. I did manage to finish this book. I wante
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
2.5 stars. Men are trash
daph pink ♡
Dec 16, 2020 rated it did not like it
With a 3.51 rating we can all agree that this book isn't great ...more
DNF @25%

A truly stupid, unlikable, and boring MC who goes on and on ad nauseam about her past life, including her sex life, and a plot twist I could easily see coming (turns out I was correct), led me to throw this on the dnf pile.

I loved several of the author's previous books, specifically The Kind Worth Killing and Eight Perfect Murders so I'll definitely give his next book a try. This was a total miss.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
It's lonely out tonight
And the feelin' just got right for a brand new love song
Somebody done somebody wrong song
Hey, wontcha play another somebody done somebody wrong song
- B.J. Thomas

Peter Swanson is a given for me. If I see that he has a new book coming out, I am going to read it. Pure and Simple. I do not even need to know the synopsis because I know it is going to be good! So, imagine my surprise when this one did not blow me away. I still enjoyed it and wonder was it me or the book?

Michael David (on hiatus)
Peter Swanson is a fantastic mystery author, and this was one of my most anticipated reads. Unfortunately, the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze.

Abigail is about to wed Bruce Lamb, a millionaire. Three weeks before her wedding, at her bachelorette party, she meets a man called Scottie. One thing leads to another, and they have intimate relations. It’s unfortunate, but Abigail chalks it up to a drunken evening and moves on.

Cut to the honeymoon at a luxurious campground...now a wooded paradise. Bru
Dr. Appu Sasidharan
May 09, 2021 rated it it was ok

A female protagonist named Abigail Baskin, who had a difficult childhood with divorced parents, now living alone in New York working for a small publisher. She falls in love with a rich guy (from Silicon Valley, in this case). His name is Bruce Lamb. She has a drunken one-night stand with a guy whom she calls Scottie on her bachelorette weekend. Now Scottie is stalking Abigail during her honeymoon. Peter Swanson tells us what will be the ramifications of the actions of Abigail through this n
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
2.5 stars. Great start, eye-rolling ending.

Abigail and Bruce are on their honeymoon at a secluded, exclusive resort. Abigail starts to notice strange things happening within the resort which Bruce brushes off. Feeling more and more isolated and alone, Abigail begins to wonder if there is more to her husband than she is aware of.

This was an easy, fast-paced, quick read that sucked me in immediately. The characters and storyline were pure entertainment and mindless fun until I reached the halfway
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
OMG people...get ready...it now has a blurb and a cover! I can't wait!!! YES! My favorite author! One more reason to look forward to 2021! ...more
This is a Suspense Mystery to me. The beginning reads more like a Women's Fiction book then a mystery or a thriller. I did get pulled into this book very quickly. This book is very fast moving. The only character that is really developed is the character (Abigail) we follow, but that is how this story is mint to be to keep the suspense. I have to say the ending is really high suspense and fast pace. I really enjoyed the ending, but I did not think it was Thrilling. Overall, I really enjoyed the ...more
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very appropriate title as it turns out, just a pity I’ve had the Police track ‘Every breath you take’ as an ear worm ever since I started the book! However, the lyrics are so apt. I don’t want to say much about the plot as it’s best to go in blind but suffice it to say it all starts to go wrong at Abigail Baskins hen do (can’t say Bachelorette, I’m British!) in California. She’s due to marry multimillionaire Bruce Lamb in a few weeks on the east coast ... which goes ahead and he duly whisks he ...more
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Oh dear. Peter Swanson, I’m sorry to have to say this, but . . . . .

And by “not your best” I mean this is definitely your worst.

I think this is an example of how sometimes this isn’t always true . . . .

Sometimes when you are a hot commodity like Swanson has become the powers that be push for moremoremoremoremore and you just don’t have it left in the tank so you barf out a hot mess and slap a $20.00 price tag on a giant pile of turds.

So what didn’t work for me with this latest release
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Peter Swanson is one of my favorite mystery authors and the one responsible for one of my favorite books of the last years. When "Every vow you break" was announced I think I gave a little squeal, as the premise sounded totally amazing, so I tried by all means (with no success, btw) to get an ARC, cause I couldn't wait till next March to read it. I even included it in my most anticipated books of 2021 list. And then, my not so Se
Katie B
Apr 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'll admit I don't have a perfect rating system. I just kinda go with my gut and tend to place a high value on how much enjoyment I got out of the reading experience especially when it comes to mysteries and thrillers. Every Vow You Break was a popcorn eating type read and that means even though it went in a less than satisfying direction, it still was a fun read for me. The key word in that sentence is me. I totally get why other readers are unhappy with this thriller even though despite the fl ...more
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Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
This could’ve been so much better if the ending wasn’t so ridiculous. That’s my review.
Melissa (Semi-hiatus for daughter's wedding)
If I had not read any of Peter Swanson's previous books, I probably would have rated this one higher than I did. As it stands, I have read them and this one just isn't as clever or as intriguing as the brilliant The Kind Worth Killing or some of his others.

I found Every Vow You Break to be predictable. I didn't really like any of the characters, they all did horrible things and lied about them. I know we're supposed to root for Abigail, but when the book starts off with her recalling cheating o
Larry H
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
One of the core messages of Peter Swanson's newest thriller, Every Vow You Break , is pretty simple: lying gets you every time.

I have loved a number of Swanson’s thrillers, so I was eagerly anticipating his newest one. But wow, this one just didn’t work for me in the slightest.

Abigail is set to marry Bruce, a wealthy man a few years older than she is. She never thought she’d marry someone with that much money, but that’s not what attracted her to him—it’s his stability.

While in California for
May 11, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
This is the third Peter Swanson book I’ve read. Unfortunately, it’s my least favorite.
A woman on her bachelorette party hooks up with a one night stand. But he begins stalking her, even showing up on the remote island where she’s honeymooning. But Abigail never felt real to me, let alone her stalker or even her husband.
The story did take some twists I didn’t see coming. But, these weren’t good twists. They were twists that made the story so unbelievable I thought several times about not finish
mina reads™️
Okay y’all were right this sucked

1.5 stars
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
While on her bachelorette trip, Abigail meets a man and confesses to him that she's having some doubts about marrying her fiancé. After having a one night stand with him, she vows to move forward and marry her finacé, having gotten the doubts out of her system.

When her now husband takes her on a surprise honeymoon to a remote island where he knows everyone else there, Abigail starts to feel a little weirded out. When the man she had a one night stand with shows up on the island, she starts to f
Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)
2.5 disenchanted stars

I am a faithful follower of Peter Swanson as his books have put me in that category I call the "don't stop reading and take the book everywhere" shelf. However, this one, while it did entertain me also provided some epic eye rolling moments and even gave me (no Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew genes in this girl) the ability to figure it all out a quarter of the way through.

So, for me this one was disappointing. It just didn't have that "oh my god" factor I have come to expect
Katie Colson
Apr 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Fun. Fast. Flashy. Over.
This is like a thriller movie. You’re having a great time. Then the credits roll. You walk out to your car and never think about it again.

Sorry, that sounds so horrible. It’s not. It was a lot of fun. It just won’t stick with me.
Sam Quixote
Feb 25, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Woman meets tech billionaire who immediately proposes. Woman cheats on naive tech billionaire on her hen night - doesn’t tell him. Honeymoon time! On a weird island - something’s up…

If that summary sounds vague, poorly conceived and plain astoopid, then it’s representative of this novel. I’ve only read one other Peter Swanson novel, Rules for Perfect Murders, and it was pretty decent, so I was wholly unprepared for the boring, instantly forgettable rubbish that turned out to be Every Vow You Br
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Peter Swanson is the author of six novels including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year, and his most recent thriller, Eight Perfect Murders. His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Th ...more

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