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.
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a fast paced thriller full of twists and turns that kept me guessing and wrapped up in suspense until the very last word.
The story really drew me in; though elements were typical of the genre there were other parts which seemed very unique. I never quite got a full hold on any of the characters- none of them are particularly likeable people, really, but I absolutely loved reading about them! Swanson keeps the reader always slightly in the dark, whilst simultaneously revealing a great deal to keep the reader hanging on! Just when I felt I knew it, something else threw me off and surprised me. I loved this suspense and the general feeling of just not quite knowing!
The writing really is excellent; the author has that wonderful skill of drawing the narrative together so brilliantly that you wish you could keep reading far beyond the end! Saying that, I loved the ending and felt it rounded the story off perfectly- I sat back after I’d finished it with a satisfied feeling and truly felt that I’d read one of my new favourites.
I would highly recommend this to any readers who enjoy mystery, suspense and/ or thrillers…in fact anyone who loves reading really. I can’t imagine a reader who wouldn’t find themselves immersed!
Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest review