The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

September 24, 2015, Article by Tom in Books Worth Staring At


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 Only the very best books get the ‘Books Worth Staring At’ sticker, and here’s the latest to achieve this…

The book: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Published: September 2015, by Faber & Faber

Why we loved it: A man and a woman meet in an airport bar and get chatting. After a few martinis, home truths are revealed, and by the end of the conversation she has agreed to help him murder his adulterous wife. Sound a bit preposterous? Sure. But will this edge-of-your-seat thriller keep you turning the pages and second-guessing every character? You’re damn right it will.

Post-Gone Girl, you tend to get a lot of him vs. her psychological thrillers about broken marriage, but this is easily one of the best I’ve read. Packed full of twists and a healthy amount of clichés (meetings in a graveyard, a dodgy builder, an even dodgier chicken korma), it’s no surprise that a big screen adaptation looks to be on the cards. We won’t say too much as we don’t want to spoil anything, except that this is a classy thriller that’s both easy to read and will keep you in suspense. Basically, the kind worth reading.

The Kind Worth Killing is out now

The Kind Worth Killing

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