Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

August 29, 2017

in Books

I love a good thriller. And The Kind Worth Killing was a thriller that did not disappoint.

At the outset of the book this seems like an updated version of Strangers on a Train. Only the strangers meet on a plane, or more specifically in an airport bar. But this is defnitely not a reboot in any way other than that.

Ted meets Lily in an airport bar and the two strike up a conversation. They discover they are on the same flight and continue chatting on the plane. But their conversation quickly turns dark when Ted tells Lily about how his wife, Miranda, is cheating on him with their contractor. Ted also suggests that he could kill Miranda for what she has done. Lily immediately offers to help because there are just some people worth killing. 

"Truthfully, I don't think murder is necessarily as bad as people make it out to be. Everyone dies. What difference does it make if a few bad apples get pushed along a little sooner than God intended? And your wife, for example, seems like the kind worth killing."

The two plot Miranda's death, but there is a lot about these characters that we don't know yet.

Peter Swanson has written a smart thriller, one that will keep you and your brain on the edge of the seat. If you liked Gone Girl, you will love this book. If you liked The Silent Wife, you will love this book.

I listened to this book on Audible (not sponsored). I love listening to Audible or my favorite podcasts when I clean house or work on my stitching. It makes me feel like I'm not wasting my time while I'm dusting or folding clothes. The performance was fantastic and easy to follow with clear distinctions when the author switched voices.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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