'The Swap' is a twisty, Hitchcockian tale of a vacation gone bad

TheSwapFrntCvr72dpi copy.jpg"The Swap: A Mystery," the first novel by our friend Nancy Boyarsky, has been voted as the top London mystery by the readers at Goodreads. It's being called a "twisty, Hitchkockian tale of an innocent abroad, a houseswap gone bad, a dangerous case of mistaken identity and a wild ride from London up the West Coast of Scotland." It was inspired by a house swap that Nancy and Bill Boyarsky made with a London couple a few years ago. Theirs worked out with less drama and suspense, but the book that came out of it sounds really engaging.

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