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By Peter Swanson, Johnny Heller (Read by), Karen White (Read by)
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I was just wowed by this classic-style mystery of double cross, deciet and murder.  It is jam-packed with twists that you won't see coming and (don't go flippin' to the last page now) a great ending.

Its blurbs gush with things like "slips into your life like a stiletto in the ribs" and "cast of characters who seem normal on the outside, but are deliciously abnormal on the inside" and "launches Peter Swanson straight into the ranks of the killer elite" and on and on.

I don't want to tell you too much about the plot and spoil the fun.  You'll just have to take this mystery-lovin' reader's word that The Kind Worth Killing is truly the kind worth reading!

— Jill


A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, "Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?" From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train--now a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.

In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799950752
ISBN-10: 1799950751
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Language: English