The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
September 24, 2015, Article by Tom in Books Worth Staring At
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