The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

the kind worth killingBlurb from goodreads, please scroll down for my review.

Hello there.’

I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger’s face.

‘Do I know you?’

Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched – but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

Back in Boston, Ted’s wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future?

A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.

My review

There are two different main characters, Tom & Lily, I liked them both, they are interesting people and Lily has a dark past, chilling in fact. The character development is fantastic, the reader learns about each character´s past in different chapters. Later on Miranda (the wife) is introduced from her perspective, didn´t enjoy her so much, irritating character.  Fantastically written and easy to read, the pages turn easy and you won´t want to put it down. Marriage,

This is a creepy and brilliant book with fantastic twists I hadn´t seen and secrets you won´t guess. It is a tangle of deceit and lies. It finished with a bit of a cliff hanger. I would have liked to have known what happens, not to be left to the imagination. Maybe there will be a sequel. I would have loved to give it 5 stars, but having just read I Let You Go from Clare Mackintosh and that was just a little better.

Book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


peter swansonAbout the author

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing, available from William Morrow in the United States and Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom. His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East, and The Vocabula Review. He has won awards in poetry from The Lyric and Yankee Magazine, and is currently completing a sonnet sequence on all 53 of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He lives with his wife and cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.


About the book

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Crime (February 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
    · ASIN: B00Q1UO4TG


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