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. A brilliantly written thriller with a heart of darkness, executed with great skill and style. Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. An addictive and seductive read. Lily is a good listener and she tells him she will help him plot to kill his wife. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves.
Back in Boston, Ted and Lily forge an unusual bond and talk about the ways Ted can get out of his marriage. Fort Worth Star-Telegram Suspenseful twists and turns, expert pacing and a breathless race to a surprise ending. The danger isn't all in your head. But what makes The Kind Worth Killing so enjoyable is the beautifully constructed plotting. 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.
When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life. One of the best books I have read in some time, Highly recommended. And your wife, for example, seems like the kind worth killing. Maybe Crow hasn't forgotten me after all. An interesting reflection on morality when reduced to functionalism. When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves. It will mess with your mind — believe me! But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she's done.
Few will be prepared for the crushing climax. The Kind Worth Killing was one of my favourite reads this year so far — one of those rare psychological thrillers that really mess with your mind and make you itch to find someone to discuss it with. So how could she take the chance on a stranger she's just met? I enjoyed reading how they rationalised their bad behaviour. Chris Pavone, author of The Expats A terrifically hypnotic page-turner that marks Peter Swanson as an exciting new talent. The Kind Worth Killing is captivating from the very first line and it never lets up.
This top-notch thriller has enough twists and surprises for three books. Swanson offers us two female leads so chilling and malicious that listening to them sent shivers down my spine at times, and yet Lily intrigued me to a point where I silently feared for her safety and secretly hoped she would get away with murder literally. I would love to delve deeper into the characters and discuss the storyline, but this is not the place and I would hate to give any spoilers. Well every now and again a book comes along that I want to rave to my friends about. Such guidance can make you far more United! Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive.
It is a well-crafted thriller, filled with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Bit like Girl on a Train with guts and vengeance. A refreshing author - I'll read some more from Peter. The author did a great job pulling off a difficult challenge and writing style. Lee Child, author of Personal A fun read, full of switchbacks and double crosses… With classic misdirection, Swanson distracts us from the details — changing up murderers and victims fast enough to keep us reading.
I loved the lead female characters in both books. I told him the depth of my feelings but he cruelly rejected them. A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night. Publishers Weekly starred review A devilishly twisty plot, with some gasp-inducing moments. Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat-and-mouse, one they both cannot survive. Towards the end, the story got a bit repetitive as it was told from different point of views.
And the ending — I was worried at one point about how the author would pull this off, but it was perfect! It's so hard to review this book without giving the plot away. But what begins as playful banter between Ted and Lily takes a turn when Ted claims, half-seriously, that he would like to kill his wife. Despite the tracker in my ankle, Crow hasn't come for me. Your current opinions to lease The Kind Worth Killing : other visitors will be able to choose with regards to a book. I will be downloading Peter Swanson's new book today. I am an avid reader and pride myself on being able to out smart the protagonist, but this author shocked me frequently.
I couldn't put this book down. Back in Boston, Ted and Lily's twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. The Kind Worth Killing is one such book. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. This one makes good on the promise, right down to the chilling final paragraph. .