July 14, 2015

The Kind Worth Killing

"There once was a novelist's daughter
Whose eyes were the green of seawater." ~ pg. 249

The book blurb says it all: The Kind Worth Killing is a dark and devious literary suspense novel about a random encounter, sex, and a conversation that quickly turns to murder."

Ted meets Lily on a late flight from London to Boston. Too many martinis lead to playful banter that reveals details about themselves. In a joking yet half-serious manner, Ted says he'd like to kill his wife for betraying him. Lily offers to help. Back in Boston, the two forge an unusual bond and move their plan forward. But Ted begins to fall in love with Lily despite knowing about her dark history of murder. It's not all fun and games anymore when someone is left dead.

What a lethal game of cat and mouse! Bookhearts, you know I love a good psycho suspense thriller. The Kind Worth Killing fit the bill within the first 100 pages or so. Then it became a story of predictable layers. Perhaps I read one too many books of this genre and can easily figure out the ending. Nonetheless, it was an okay read that may have a sequel based on the last page.

Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author: Peter Swanson
Published: February 2015
Pages: 311
Edition: Hardcover
Challenge: New Authors
Rating: ♥♥♥


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