The Kind Worth Killing review (No Spoilers)

July 21, 2016

Well book reviews are completely new to me so let's see how this goes... I'm a keen reader and I love to read whenever I can. The latest addition to my Kindle was this: "The Kind Worth Killing" by Peter Swanson.


The plot: Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

Back in Boston, Ted's wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future.
My thoughts: The book is split into three parts. Part 1: The rules of Airport Bars, Part 2: The Half-Finished House and Part 3: Hide The Bodies Well, The book starts with our two main characters Ted (who plans to kill his wife) and Lily (a stranger who is more than happy to help). Each part has a few different chapters with either Ted or Lily narrating. Part 1 sets the scene, you get to know the characters and their past and I found myself liking the two characters despite their hideous plans.

Just when I found myself loving these characters and their relationship, you think their plans are straight forward and then you're hit by a huge plot twist. I read the last chapter and couldn't believe it. This is where Part 2 comes in and the point of view (POV) changes to that of Lily and Miranda (Ted's wife) it's lovely to hear the story from the Wife's point of view although I personally hated her from the events in Part 1. In the second part not everyone is who they say they are, a few people are a lot more familiar that you think and two more shocking events happen.

Part 3 is once again a different POV, you read Lily and Detective Kimball's views on all the shocking events unravelling. Ii found myself cheering Lily on all the way through this book despite her plotting the death of a strangers wife she is really likeable. Which is what makes this end chapter so shocking. One again ANOTHER twist in the final chapter. The last two pages of the book are the most intense pages throughout. A slight spoiler here: It's a cliff-hanger ending and it's infuriating...

I love the book from beginning to end and I couldn't put it down. Even on nights where I was physically exhausted from work I needed to pick up this book and read a couple of pages. The only downfall for me was the ending. The characters make mistakes which are so unlike them but I guess that is all part of Peter Swanson's plan. The ending as well, like I said above is a cliff-hanger so you find yourself imagining what could have possibly happened.

The book is full of sex, murder and mystery. After reading a few other reviews of the book and doing a bit of digging it looks like Peter plans on a sequel to this book (THANK GOD) which will be around 300+ pages long and will follow the life of my favourite character: Lily. That's all I can really say without giving away any spoilers. I definitely recommend this book and I hope you all enjoy it!
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