The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2016-10-04
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Peter Swanson
A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, âIs The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?â 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 Hawkinsâ The Girl on the Trainâand is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.
In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmithâs classic Strangers on a Trainâ¦ 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 thatâs going stale and his wife Miranda, who heâs sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the startâhe the rich businessman, she the artistic free spiritâa contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a clichÃ©.
But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what sheâs done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, âIâd like to help.â After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .
Back in Boston, Ted and Lilyâs twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lilyâs past that she hasnât 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.