Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing

23 November 2018|

Title: The Kind Worth Killing

Author: Peter Swanson

Genre: Thriller

Main Characters:

  • Ted – lead male
  • Miranda – Ted’s wife
  • Lily – lead female


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 is 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 business, she the artistic free spirit – a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliche.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes 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 play 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.


Yikes! This one had me guessing and changing my mind every chapter… Pretty twisted and quite scary but also so good! It madam question justice versus right once again.

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?


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