The Kind Worth Killing

by Peter Swanson

Ted Severson, a wealthy businessman, meets Lilly, an attractive woman in an airport bar, while they are both waiting for a flight from London to Boston.. He gets drunk and tells Lilly that he thinks his wife is cheating on him with Brad, the contractor who is building their new multi-million dollar home overlooking the ocean in Maine. Ted and Lily decide that  Brad must die and begin to plan his murder. However, this is just the beginning of a twisty, suspenseful mystery that has so many WOW moments that it is difficult to review this book without giving too much away in the process.

The story is told from different points of view and we learn about the characters and their back stories. The main characters are flawed and not very likable but this book kept me reading. It is reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train but The Kind Worth Killing goes beyond that with so many plot twists that I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. The final scenes in the book are surprising, too.

The book club loved this book and there was so much to discuss about it. I don’t like reviews that give away the whole book and spoil it for others so let me say that if you enjoy unpredictable , twisty mysteries, your will love The Kind Worth Killing. I sure did!

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