The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth Killing

By Peter Swanson

  • Release Date - Published: 2015-02-03
  • Book Genre: Literary
  • Author: Peter Swanson
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 604 Ratings)

The Kind Worth Killing Peter Swanson read online review & book description:

A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?” From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.

In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker 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.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive . . . with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

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Posted Reviews

  • Disappointed

    By Nadibie
    The book had maybe one unpredictable twist, and the fact that every single man, including the detective, became transfixed with the female killer was beyond cliche. It felt tired and overdone, and this author has some kind of voyeur fetish
  • Plot twist galore

    By alma.jaye
    Enjoyed the quick read. After being blind sided by the first plot twist they didn’t stop.
  • Great Read, Not a Fan of Ending Style

    By swm2win
    The story had me from the beginning. I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the book, but can’t understand the “great ending” comment from other reviewers. Loved the thriller/mystery aspects, and enjoyed the writing style very much. Would definitely rate the book more highly if I felt satisfied at the end.
  • The kind worth reading!

    By Arosa1706
    This book was suspenseful and kept me wanting to turn the page. Finished in just a few days, and I have an incredibly busy life, so that says a lot.
  • Can’t wait for the movie!

    By Richard Cercone
    Great book with twists and turns throughout!
  • Plot twists galore!

    By Kiarra Monique
    This book was sooooo good! The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars, is because I felt the book went on for a little bit longer than it should have/needed to. There were two times where the book could have ended and I would have been like "top five books I've read this year!" But it didn't, it went on and when it finally did end, I had to check and double check that my iPad screen wasn't frozen and hiding the res of the text. Ending aside, the plot twists (and there are several) in this book are so amazing. I never saw most of them coming and it made for a thrilling, roller coaster of a ride (read). Looking forward to reading another book by this author!
  • Even Better!!

    By Nikki_Sue
    This one was even better than Her Every Fear, the ending is so awesome!
  • The Kind Worth Killing

    By Lallalalalrghehw
    This book is so good! The plot twists were amazingly written! This is my favorite book I have ever read.
  • Fantastic ending!

    By hopein
    I’m one of those weirdos that likes to know the ending so I usually read ahead. This time I decided to read to the end with no spoilers. I am so glad I did! Although I suspected how the book would play out I was pleasantly surprised how the author revealed it. Bravo! I also enjoyed reading from the different characters perspective and the fact that, save for one, it wasn’t the same characters voices all the way through. Great suspense. I would recommend.
  • Awesome....

    This book had me from the first chapter. It is a great story, with twists and turns you won't see coming. Love books like this one! Trust me, read it!

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