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The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson.

Post by Robyn55.

No doubt inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, The Kind Worth Killing is no less read-worthy.  Is it better or worse than it’s inspiration? Read it and let me know what you think.

The events occurring after Ted Severson and Lily Kramer meet in an airport lounge and connect over murderous intent is a gripping read. Swanson does what I like best – telling a complicated story in simple language. He draws the reader in to a spiderweb of intrigue that you, the reader, can become immersed in.

Lily offers a murderous solution for Ted to rid himself of an unfaithful wife which Ted, who has other motives, is happy to accept.

The story is told from the point of view each of the main characters in turn. Slowly the reader begins to understand the real motive and reason for this intended murder – to say all is not what it seems would be an understatement. With well-drawn characterisation and a fast paced interesting plot this book, I think, is well compared to The Strangers on a Train. For me it was wonderful to find murders depicted in yet another way. There are many good reasons to read The Kind Worth Killing, but the best one is that it is just good, well-written fiction. Write some more for me please Peter Swanson!