The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The Blurb

A devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder. This is a modern re-imagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train from the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart.

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. But their game turns dark when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.”

From there, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they plot Miranda’s demise, but soon these co-conspirators are embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse–one they both cannot survive–with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

My Review

I had a few books to choose from as I was boarding a long flight and I chose this one.  I’m glad I did because it was a perfect ‘plane ride’ book and I thought it was  really good!  I think that fact that it was a retelling of ‘Strangers on a Train’ that reminded me of my current situation of ‘Strangers on a Plane’.

Anyways, back to the book.  It’s a short read that grabs you from the start. It has a lot of twists & turns in all the murders in the book which can be quite shocking at times.  I liked how it was written from a few different character perspectives depending on which part of the book you’re reading at the time.  It’s one of those books that when you finish a certain characters chapter you want to continue reading from that characters perspective but then you are over to another character and it’s a constant cycle of wanting to find out what happens next and thinking ‘what the what just happened??’.  

The ending is slightly hanging but you definitely understand what the author suggests will happen after you finally close the book. Definitely worth a read!  I am rating this book 4 strong stars!

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The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel

Author Peter Swanson
Binding Hardcover
EAN 9780062267528
ISBN 0062267523
Label William Morrow
List Price $25.99
Manufacturer William Morrow
MPN 9780062267528
Number Of Items 1
Number Of Pages 320
Package Quantity 1
Part Number 9780062267528
Product Group Book
Product Type Name ABIS_BOOK
Publication Date 2015-02-03
Publisher William Morrow
Release Date 2015-02-03
Studio William Morrow
Title The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel

 

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