The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Two strangers, a man and a woman, meet in an airport bar and begin a conversation. When their flight is called they realize they are on the same flight and adjust their seating assignments so they can sit together on the plane. They begin playing a game of truth, sharing intimate details of their lives with each other. Soon the man, Ted Severson reveals that he is convinced that his wife Miranda is cheating on him.  He tells his companion, Lily Kintner, that he wishes he could kill his wife for cheating on him.  Lilly replies calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse.”

And so Ted and Lily begin to plan to kill Ted’s wife, Miranda while the questions about what they are planning swirl.  Ted begins to wonder if he can actually go through with it. Does he really want to kill Miranda or is this just some kind of sick revenge fantasy that he will regret once it is over. Why does Lily want to be a part of this? What is in it for her? Neither of them seems to be attracted to each other and Lily is not getting any financial benefit for helping, so why is she willing to do this for him? And then there is Miranda and her lover, what are their plans? Will it be so easy to kill Miranda without raising her lover’s suspicions?

This was a compulsive cat and mouse mystery which kept you guessing until the very last page! Swanson creates very real characters with complicated motivations and plenty of back story to make them believable. Told from varying points of view, the tension keeps building with each successive revelation and ending in a very unexpected climax that is very satisfying. Billed as the next Girl on a Train this is a book that will keep you way past your bed time just so you can finish it!

Brenda’s Rating: ****( 4 Out of 5 Stars)

Recommend this book to: Sharon, Marian Lauren and Keith (Is this dangerous?)

Book Study worthy? Sure why not!

Read in ebook format!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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