Although Kate’s ex-boyfriend, who committed suicide, haunts her nightmares, she is ready to go out on her own and agrees to an apartment swap with Corbin, a cousin who she never met. While Corbin stays at her London flat, Kate will live at his Boston place. Shortly after arriving, Kate learns that Corbin’s neighbor, Audrey, has been murdered in her apartment.
Police have searched Corbin’s apartment and haven’t found much to help in the investigation. Another tenant across the way, Alan, has been watching Audrey’s apartment and witnessed Audrey and Corbin being intimate, but Corbin says he really never knew her. Kate is approached on the street by a man named Jack who claims to be Audrey’s close friend, but something seems off.
As Kate is struggling with her own fears, she is caught up in investigating what happened to Audrey and doesn’t know who she can trust. Meanwhile, the reader learns about Corbin’s disturbing past that involves a “friendship” from his college days. He may not be as innocent as he claims.
This is the second Swanson thriller I’ve read, and it’s my favorite so far. There are enough plot strings to keep you engaged until the end. It is supposed to have a voyeuristic feel similar to Hitchcock’s Rear Window, so fans of Rear Window and A.J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window will find Her Every Fear to their liking.