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Review: The Kind Worth Killing

April 28, 2015

The Kind Worth Killing

Billionaire Ted Severson casually mentions his wife’s affair to fellow first class airline passenger Lily Kintner.  When Ted reveals that he’d like to kill his wife, Lily responds with, “I think you should,” and agrees to help him.

The two begin to make plans.  Ted is excited at first but becomes wary as he and Lily delve deeper and deeper into a fatal game of cat and mouse.

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is an addictive read!  I didn’t want to put it down once I started it and was always thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it.  The point of view alternates between Ted, Lily, Miranda (Ted’s wife), and a police detective so readers get background as well as different perspectives creating a story that I gobbled up as quickly as I could

This book is full of twists and turns and I didn’t see most of them coming.  I have to admit that I gasped and hollered at the characters a time or two before I was done with the book.  In case you can’t tell, I loved this book and am hoping for a sequel.  I’ve been recommending it to everyone who likes psychological thrillers.

I read The Kind Worth Killing for my book club and every single member loved this book.  Sometimes that means there’s not much to talk about, but we found plenty to discuss with this book – from motivations, to all the twists and turns, to the marvelous ending.  We think it would make a great movie and even discussed who we would cast in it.  This was a fun change of pace for our book club.

Review copy provided by Harper Collins and Book Club Girl Book Club.   I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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24 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2015 5:44 am

    Twisted kind of creepily interesting!

  2. Beth F permalink
    April 28, 2015 7:06 am

    Oh wow. Any book that keeps you thinking and guessing is a good one for me too. This wasn’t even on my list!

  3. April 28, 2015 7:36 am

    Wow, your review has me running to pull my copy out and start it right now.

  4. April 28, 2015 7:40 am

    Greg at New Dork Review of Books posted about this last week, and it went on my TBR then. Sounds like I’ll have to move it closer to the top!

  5. April 28, 2015 7:48 am

    Wow, that does sound like an amazing book! I don’t read much thrillers but am always looking for books like these – which are both page-turners and tell a very good story without being predictable.

  6. April 28, 2015 8:00 am

    Ok, you just made me want to read the type of book I almost never want to read!! Adding it to my wish list 🙂

  7. April 28, 2015 10:00 am

    I just read a review of this book the other day and thought it sounded good. After reading your post, I now know its good. I am definitely getting my hands on a copy ASAP. It sounds like a book I am going to LOVE. Thanks!!

  8. April 28, 2015 10:33 am

    I do enjoy a book that makes me gasp and holler occasionally…an interactive story, if you will. Definitely sounds good, and thanks for sharing.

  9. April 28, 2015 11:04 am

    “I didn’t want to put it down once I started it and was always thinking about it when I wasn’t reading it.” With a statement like that, how could anyone not want to add it to their TBR list?

  10. April 28, 2015 11:08 am

    This sounds phenomenal! I love it when books are so good they haunt you until you can get back to reading them.

  11. April 28, 2015 3:49 pm

    I’ve got this one on my Kindle already, but have I read it yet? No, no I haven’t. I’m thinking that maybe it might be a good one for my mystery book group for next year. Maybe with a pairing with Strangers on a Train or Rear Window. What do you think?

  12. April 28, 2015 5:03 pm

    Oh man this sounds terrific! I’m going to hunt this one down.

  13. Patty permalink
    April 28, 2015 6:01 pm

    I have seen this book around but never thought to read it…but now I want to!

  14. April 28, 2015 6:43 pm

    I like the sound of this book and with everyone in your book club enjoying it that is a good enough recommendation for me.

  15. April 28, 2015 7:02 pm

    sounds good, thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation.

  16. April 28, 2015 7:57 pm

    ah you sold me! you know how much I love psychological thrillers and the fact that you loved this book so much has me planning to order it right now! I’ll let you know what I think 😉

  17. April 28, 2015 8:39 pm

    Sounds like a twist on the classic Strangers on a Train. Adding it to my list right now!

  18. April 28, 2015 8:42 pm

    This does sound like something you can’t put down

  19. April 29, 2015 12:14 am

    Okay Kathy, you sold me on it. Sounds like a quick, fast suspenseful read. Perfect for summer

  20. April 29, 2015 10:50 am

    I read Peter Swanson’s first book and found it incredibly dark, intense, and suspenseful! Glad this one was also a winner. If you didn’t read the other book, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, you should pick it up.

  21. April 29, 2015 12:38 pm

    What a great recommendation. I’m off to find this book.

  22. April 29, 2015 6:13 pm

    Wow… this would be a great summer weekend read!

  23. April 29, 2015 8:03 pm

    oh how fun! I don’t suppose THIS was the book that had the John Brown mention?

  24. bookingmama permalink
    May 12, 2015 7:33 am

    “Addictive read” — perfect way to describe this one!

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