Review of “The Kind Worth Killing” by Peter Swanson

Hello readers, I do hope you are all keeping good and are all ready for Christmas. This is my latest book review and it’s a real gem.

A psychological thriller of the highest order, this novel starts off with a chance encounter at an airport and then branches out into all the repercussions that flow from it. Fortunately for us, that means plenty of sex and deception, with some murder thrown in. The writing is fluid, precise and articulate. It is written in the first person perspective of each of the characters, which gives a powerful insight into their motivations.

“Everyone dies. What difference does it make if a few bad apples get pushed along a little sooner than God intended? And your wife, for example, seems like the kind worth killing.”

Well, when she puts it like that

When you meet a total stranger that you don’t expect to ever meet again, there’s an opportunity to discuss and say things, that perhaps would otherwise be left unsaid. Ted who runs his own business and is a millionaire many times over has discovered that his beautiful, glamorous but somewhat cold and calculating wife is having an affair with the contractor working on their new half finished house. He tells this to the attractive red haired woman he has just met at the airport and they discuss killing his wife.

Neither are sure just how serious the other is. They agree on a time and location to meet if they want to go ahead with it. They both show up.

But it is far from straightforward from there with many twists and turns. The red haired lady has many dark secrets and is not as random as she first appears.

It is not often that one finds yourself rooting for a psychopath but hey, it happens.

It’s a long read but there was always something to keep you flicking from one page to the next and I strongly recommend you read this novel. I give it five stars out of five. Unsurprisingly, it has already been made into a film but I’d say it’s a better read so don’t take the easy option..

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