The Kind Worth KillingThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Peter Swanson has penned quite the psychological thriller. Ted is feeling a bit despondent since he recently found that his wife, Miranda, is cheating on him. A few to many drinks at the airport and Ted shares with Lily, supposedly a complete stranger, that he is contemplating killing his wife to avoid giving her a share of his fortune since she wasn’t considerate enough to ask him for a divorce as opposed to cheating on him. Lily sees nothing wrong with this and states that the world is simply a better place without some people in it and offers to help him plan to get rid of his wife. That fateful meeting sets in motion events none of the characters foresaw.

The plot flips back and forth between the present for all of the characters and Lily’s past. The flashbacks to Lily’s past gives us quite a bit of insight into her mind. While Lily doesn’t necessarily think differently than the average person, the difference is that she acts on those thoughts/impulses. The storyline moves along at a good pace and the characters are developed very well. There are quite a few twists and turns in the plot and the ending ties everything up nicely but Swanson throws one last curve ball at the end that leaves you wanting to book to continue for one more chapter.

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