book review

The Kind Worth Killing

Written by Peter Swanson.


You have to read this book. I picked it up to read my commute and finished it in 4 days. It has been a while since I literally could not put a book down. It has a similar feel to ‘Gone Girl’ so definitely give it a chance if you enjoyed that. Starting to think I’m more fond of thrillers than I ever thought I was…

What’s it all about? Well, a man and woman meet in an airport. They talk throughout the flight and get to know each other pretty well. Ted tells this woman all about his marriage problems and they start to discuss what he should do about it.

This book is full of suspense and really well developed characters. There is a twist which I did not see coming that pumps up the excitement of the story in a big way. You think you know what is going to happen pretty early on but it all gets thrown off. I’m grateful for this because if it was all smooth sailing then it would have been too generic a plot for some really good characters.

Learning about the history of Lily was, for me, the best part of the book. Knowing what she had been through and what had shaped her had me nodding along in agreement to things she was saying. I ended up empathising with Lily in a strange way.

The only part I was not all that fond of was the ending. I think, ending it that way left you wondering. I’m hopeful that nothing would come of that for the character implied. Why? Because, maybe wrongly, the story left me thinking that there really was a ‘kind worth killing.’ I was convinced by this character that her actions were perfectly justified.

Read it and let me know what you think!

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