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Publisher's Summary

A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?” 

From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the best-selling tradition of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train - now a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland. 

In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train.... On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife, Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. 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. 

But their game turns a little darker 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.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse....

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth. 

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat and mouse, one they both cannot survive...with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

©2015 Peter Swanson (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Ending is disappointing

I loved the book as I was reading it, carefully following the twists and turns until the last 5 minutes. Then I had to listen again, because I surely missed something. Nope, the ending was not satisfying at all. It’s as if the author just couldn’t make that final turn so he left it up in the air, a cliffhanger. Ugh!!

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Dark and delicious

Loved it from beginning to end. Cleverly written and I'll be looking at other books from this author!

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Loved it!

This held my interest from the very beginning. Lots of twists and turns which I love. Always hate when a book ends and this one definitely makes you wonder if there’s going to be a sequel.

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Pretty good! And I’m picky with thrillers

I honestly did not expect to like this book as much as I did. This story does many things right, and I found it thoroughly enjoyable the whole way through.

Many times with thrillers, I get put off by the unbelievable actions of some characters, but this author does a great job of making them authentic. The only time I noticed a flaw was when the main character does a Google search on her laptop instead of her phone!

The author also engages you with each chapter, letting details spill out slowly but with elegance. Every time they switched narrators I was upset, but then quickly invested in the next person.

I would definitely recommend listening on audible instead of reading this one.

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Great read

Excellent story that came together with a twist at the end to allow the reader to use their imagination. I wasn’t excited about Tess voice. Thought he sounded older than he was

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never saw it coming

wow. this one will throw curve balls just when you don't see them at all.

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The Kind Worth Killing

The book was excellent. Kept me on the edge of my seat For any of you who love psychological thrillers, this book is for you.. I found the main character amusing and devious. However, oddly understanding why she did what she did. There weren’t any big surprises in the book until the end, when it left my jaw open with shock and also a grin on my face. The narration was excellent. I highly recommend this book!

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Absolutely fulfilling!

I was intrigued, I was surprised, and had a very satisfied smile on my face at the end. His best for sure.

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Great book and narrator.

No Spoilers. This was a very good book that I highly recommend. I don't know why someone didn't like the ending and called it a cliffhanger, as I thought it fit with the rest of the story, was not predictable and the authors intentions were very clear.. Use your credit on this one for sure!

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Very Good

My first time reading Peter Swanson and he did not disappoint. I had sort of decided that I knew where this was going. Boy was I wrong. Wasn’t crazy about the ending but it was still a great read.