The Kind Worth Killing

The Kind Worth Killing

PeterSwanson / Apr 25, 2019

The Kind Worth Killing Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereFrom the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart hailed by the Washington Post as crime fiction s best first novel of

  • Title: The Kind Worth Killing
  • Author: PeterSwanson
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  • Librarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereFrom the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart hailed by the Washington Post as crime fiction s best first novel of 2014 a devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder that is a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith s clLibrarian s note An alternate cover edition can be found hereFrom the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart hailed by the Washington Post as crime fiction s best first novel of 2014 a devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder that is a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith s classic Strangers on a Train.On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves Ted talks about his marriage that s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he s sure is cheating on him Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a clich.But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she s done Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, I d like to help After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse Back in Boston, Ted and Lily s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda s demise But there are a few things about Lily s past that she hasn t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.Suddenly these co conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat and mouse, one they both cannot survive with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

    The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson The Kind Worth Killing is a smart, well crafted psychological thriller Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train should be all over this novel but I thought Kind Killing was much better than the bestselling but forgettable Girl Train. The Kind Worth Killing Peter Swanson After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse Back in Boston, Ted and Lily s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda s demise. The Kind Worth Killing Reader QA Ken Adding an answer so GoodReads stops displaying the spoiler question in the Unanswered Questions section of the page I marked the question as a Adding an answer so GoodReads stops displaying the spoiler question in the Unanswered Questions section of the page I marked the question as a spoiler but GoodReads isn t hiding the question unless it has an answer. The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson Book Review The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a pager turner It s one of the most engrossing thrillers I ve read since Girl on the Train Come find out why. The Kind Worth Killing Washington Independent Review of The Kind Worth Killing is billed as a twist on Patricia Highsmith s classic novel, Strangers on a Train In Highsmith s story, two strangers meet on a train and agree to murder one another s family members in the perfect, unsolvable crime. THE KIND WORTH KILLING by Peter Swanson Kirkus Reviews THE KIND WORTH KILLING by Peter Swanson BUY NOW FROM BARNES NOBLE LOCAL BOOKSELLER GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS Email Address Subscribe Tweet KIRKUS REVIEW A chance airport meeting between strangers sets in motion a Strangers on a Train inspired murder plot The Kind Worth Killing Bookreporter The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson Peter Swanson s debut novel, THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART, was full of anticipation for surprises and presented a story that The Kind Worth Killing A Novel by Peter Swanson Books The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder. The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook by Peter Swanson The Kind Worth Killing A Book Worth Getting STORY murder suspense So this guy meets this girl on a plane and they decide to kill his cheating wife, but that s only the starting point There s lots of unexpected twists to the story, and for them to remain unexpected I need to keep my mouth shut. The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook YouTube Jun , Unlimited DVR storage space Live TV from channels No cable box required Cancel anytime.

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        Peter Swanson is the author of three novels The Girl With a Clock For a Heart, an LA Times Book Award finalist The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and his most recent, Her Every Fear His books have been translated into 30 languages, and his stories, poetry, and features have appeared in Asimov s Science Fiction, The Atlantic Monthly, Measure, The Guardian, The Strand Magazine, and Yankee Magazine.


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    1. “Truthfully, I don't think murder is necessarily as bad as people make it out to be. 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.” -- Peter Swanson, “The Kind Worth Killing”Unless you're a saint, I would think most people have thought some heinous individuals add no value to the world, and should not be allowed to live and continue their evil ways. But, ob [...]


    2. Holy. Effing. Shit. Now THIS was a damn great book. Everything I hoped both Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train would bebut weren't.


    3. This book should be getting more attention. The Kind Worth Killing is a smart, well-crafted psychological thriller. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train should be all over this novel (but I thought Kind/Killing was much better than the bestselling-but-forgettable Girl/Train).The story opens with a man and woman, Ted and Lily, chatting in an airport lounge. Ted is upset because he recently found out his wife, Miranda, is cheating on him. Lily encourages him to talk, and says she'll help hi [...]


    4. ”Truthfully, I don’t think murder is necessarily as bad as people make it out to be. 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.”We are brought up to believe that murdering someone is the worst thing we could ever do, but is it? If a person is leaving a wide wake of broken hearts and battered spirits and in some cases much, much worse, is it really the wors [...]


    5. This book is featured on this week's Throwback Thursday @ readrantrockandroll/2017/The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson is a psychological thriller that will have you guessing until the end! Just who are the kind worth killing?If you haven't read this book, I recommend skipping my review and the blurb. There aren't any big spoilers here, but going in blind is probably the bestThe story starts out with Lily and Ted. The two strangers come together for a game of truth which turns into a plan fo [...]


    6. HAWHAT AN ENDING! (smile)Murder hereMurder thereMurder everywhere in this page-turning mystery-thriller! I was surprised more than once, thoroughly entertained from beginning to end, and even found myself rooting for the devious and dangerous little psycho killerwell, most of the time.Great Read!


    7. This book was a lot of fun. 4.5 Stars. If you like psychological thrillers definitely give this one a try. The first twist totally threw me for a loop. I'm surprised The Girl on the Train was hyped more than this book was. I found a The Kind Worth Killing to be much better.


    8. 5 Stars I would describe The Kind Worth Killing as a cluster fuck of mayhem that I absolutely loved. Peter Swanson takes us on a twisty turn-y action packed thriller that begins with a simple conversation between two strangers at an airport bar. After wealthy, and when I say wealthy I mean absurdly filthy stinking rich, Ted Severson confesses after one too many martinis to a beautiful mystery woman on the bar stool beside him that he caught his wife cheating on him, quickly following with a flip [...]


    9. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/Hey guys, I just read the next Gone Girl!!!! Nah, just kidding. This one was actually a retelling of an oldie . . . which I didn’t even realize was a book. Some booknerd I am, huh? Anywho, to me there is no greater timesuck than a Hitchcock movie marathon and Strangers on a Train is one of my all-time faves.At the airport bar before a trans-Atlantic flight, Ted meets Lily. After having one too many cocktails, Ted starts dropping truthbombs about his gol [...]


    10. When I first started reading this I started to categorize people I knew who pissed me off. According to this book, they would be considered the ‘kind worth killing’. Attention Grabber. Life, you’re going on hold. I need to read this!Swanson has created a sensual thriller where 2 strangers meet at an airport and decide to play a game of truth telling. It quickly becomes a recipe for the murder of a spouse. Through brilliant twists and turns and various characters, the story comes together a [...]


    11. Just imagine.All things in the universe line up like stepping stones for you. The right/wrong people at the right/wrong time. And this is how it plays out for the main character of Lily. She dips her fingers into the pond and the concentric circles of ripples take their effect."Chet, can you do me a favor?" I don't think that I'd ever used his name before, and the word sounded strange in my mouth, like a swearword I wasn't supposed to say. And so it beginsPeter Swanson takes us for a ride throug [...]


    12. I’m forever in search of the next Gone Girl, and this isn’t it. I seriously wish all the damn marketers would stop leading me on. This book isn’t a bad psychological thriller; I just wasn’t wowed. Okay, okay, it IS twist city, and yes, that was great fun. The characters are deliciously wicked and creative in their evil ways. The writing is straightforward, and the story flows easily--no wrong moves here. The author tells a riveting story. But, but…Each chapter title is the name of a ch [...]


    13. Solidly entertaining, and a real page-turner. It got a little messy towards the end, but it's still very good. Recommended if you liked THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN--and if you didn't, you still might like this if you thought TRAIN was too slow. (view spoiler)[The main character here is also definitely more of a clear cut, unpleasant stereotype than the other book's everyday protagonist/villain. (hide spoiler)]


    14. 3.5ISH Stars(4 Stars ~ For Writing/3ish Stars~ For overall story)This story was well written and highly addicting. It was a very fast paced read that doesn’t have much romance to speak of. I didn’t particularly love how things ended but did love the thrill of the ride. "Truthfully, I don't think murder is necessarily as bad as people make it out to be. 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 exampl [...]


    15. Wonderfully twisted and chilling suspense novel that will keep you tuning the pages.Thank you Noeleen for recommending this book as I was having a reading slump and this was just the book to make me sit up and shake of the cobwebs.This Novel grabbed my attention from Page one with its short flowing chapters and its quirky plot which starts with a conversation in an Airport bar between two strangers and leads to some riveting reading.A cast of despicable characters and a plot full of twists and t [...]


    16. WOW!! Murder, Sex, and Conspiracy to MurderTalk about a Thrilling page turnerLily KintnerImagine meeting an attractive stranger on a plane ride from London to the States. After sharing a few drinks, you each start to divulge secrets about your lives. It's all anonymous, so what's the harm? It's all fun until a jaded lover begins to talk about killing their unfaithful spouse.Lily's story will suck you in and have you cheering for the antagonist. MirandaMiranda is a beautiful, selfish, vixen and s [...]


    17. I’d taken enormous risks in the past two weeks, and I was lucky to have gotten away with them. But now I was done. It was over. I would live a quiet life and make sure that no one could hurt me again. I would continue to survive, knowing, as I’d known that night in the meadow, the stars pouring their light down on me, that I was special, that I was born with a different kind of morality. The morality of an animal—of a crow or a fox or an owl—and not of a normal human being.Peter Swanson, [...]


    18. Whoa! I gotta say that some of the twists and turns in this book definitely took me by surprise!!! I must admit near the beginning of THE KIND WORTH KILLING by PETER SWANSON had me feeling a little bit uncomfortable and questioning the motives of our devious, scheming, and manipulative main character, Lily. I just didn't know if I could get passed the planning stages and the idea that it was okay to murder someone and Lily’s dispassionate comment that Miranda, seems like “the kind worth kill [...]


    19. I noticed that I marked this book as "read," but nothing else (aka: no rating or review) which I don't normally do. So, because that's abnormal for me and because I think this book deserves better, I'm going to write something about it. But, I must warn you ahead of timeI didn't get enough sleep last night and my current mood is a little delirious and strange. Enter at your own riskIt's been a while since I read this, so I am currently incapable of giving a detailed review. So you are absolutely [...]



    20. The whole time I was reading this I kept thinking of two lines in the poem, "Marmion" by Sir Walter Scott, taken completely out of context of course, "Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." This book was deception after deception, deceptions to cover other deceptions. Even when it looked like one thing was going to happen, something else did. Definitely kept one reading, such a grouping of characters with little or no conscience. Well written, suspenseful and rapidl [...]


    21. Wow! What a thriller! This book has a lot of twists and feel that it was a very fun book! I was shocked at the ending which was another twist! If you haven't read this yet and love thrillers this one is a must!It all started when Faith stole Lily's boyfriend Eric from her and it never seems to stop. Scene after scene of sociopaths and murderers, and right when you think that you have it figured out another twist pops up! The ending was the thrill and I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't hold i [...]


    22. I will never understand why books like The Girl on the Train become runaway bestsellers when books like this exist. Yeah, yeah there are similarities. This story revolves around four crazy people doing crazy stuff with plenty of crazy plot twists along the way just like that other book I mentioned. But, come on, this story is so much better. I loved how the story begins with Ted and Lily running into each other at the airport and having an interesting conversation. And, I loved how the second ha [...]


    23. "Could he possibly have secrets, as well?""And now I was realizing" ( you think I'm going to tell you?)"The day was cold and gray" ( of course, what mystery murder thriller do you know that happened on a bright warm sunny day?)"I wondered of course" ( me too) . But I figured out the ending 50% into it."I pretended to be interested." ( I really really tried) "I watched his eyes hunt my face. I knew I looked quite a bit different from when I had checked in". ( always a reason of course)"Your not g [...]


    24. Check your incredulity at the door. It will not be able to withstand the strain of this story. BUT! I really don't care about that in this case because this novel entertained me from beginning to end. It's a very quick read with surprising turns of events, and a delectable ending. I fully realize the coincidences were raining down at a pretty good clip, but I liked the story so much it just didn't matter. Eye rolling is good exercise!(view spoiler)[The idea of a veritable nest of psychos operati [...]


    25. It's easy to compare this one to The Girl on the Train or even Gone Girl. It definitely has that vibe of psychologically damaged minds perpetrating dark deeds in the midst of a twisty, sinuous plot. It also shares the multiple POV narration, which when done well, can add SO MUCH to these types of stories. As it does here. I would actually argue that The Kind Worth Killing is an even stronger and more page-turning book than The Girl On the Train (whose underwhelming ending left me sort of underwh [...]


    26. The Kind Worth Killing“The Kind worth Killing” by author Peter Swanson, is full of sociopathic, vengeful and backstabbing characters. It is a highly gripping, addictive and brilliantly executed psychological suspense novel. The novel is told from the perspective of alternative narratives between the main characters and it truly takes you on a very twisted and wild ride. Although there’s bloodshed the author does not relishes in providing lots of gratuitous and gory details. One of my pet p [...]


    27. Two strangers (Ted Severson and Lily Kintner) begin talking to each other in a lounge-bar at London’s Heathrow airport. While their flight is delayed they begin to tell each other a little bit about themselves. Ted mentions that he is married and that he thinks his wife Miranda is having an affair with the house contractor, Brad. Ted says, in an offhand way, that he would like to kill his wife Miranda. Lily replies, “I think you should”. Is she joking? She offers to help him. When they get [...]


    28. Murder Murder & more Murder that's what Peter Swanson takes you on in this thriller which made me think is murder that bad everyone lives everyone dies its as simple as that but HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO KILL & COULD YOU DO IT??While reading this brilliant novel i was thinking about my own mortality & how easy it would be to be pushed so far by people who you thought you knew but didn't ? WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THIS HAPPENED TO YOU!!I was so taken with this book i just could not stop eve [...]


    29. 4.5 StarsA ’ group of which I am a member recently asked members to vote for their top three thrillers of the past five years: /topic/show/. This book featured heavily and, for that reason, I decided to give it a go. I can see why readers like the book. It’s very twisty and entertaining. It’s expertly plotted and the writing flows nicely. Despite having multiple POVs and varying shifts in time, it is easy to follow. It has not made me change my mind about my top three, however. Between the [...]


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