BOOK BLURBS: The Kind Worth Killing – Peter Swanson


Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched – but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

Back in Boston, Ted’s wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline. But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future?

RATING: ♦♦♦.5 / 5


I don’t remember much about this book since I read it a while ago & yes, I know, I should have written a review in that moment itself, but I didn’t. What I do remember is being intrigued enough to read this in almost one sitting.

The main character, without giving any spoilers, is so very clever & I really loved that. She’s cold, smart & beautiful and takes matters into her own hands. Yes, the book does focus on many other people, but in my eyes, one particular person was the protagonist of the book & the book doesn’t even start off being about her.

In all honesty, I don’t even remember what happens to the a few other characters because I was so very captivated by this character & I believe that this was one major downfall in the book, at least for me it was. Everything about one person was so special, that the remaining characters ended up seeming to be almost bland.

The story unfolds with a few parallels of the past & the present. There were indeed a couple of interesting twists & turns that caught me off guard and I really liked that, since being able to surprise the reader is a crucial element in mystery novels.

Bottomline, this is a clean cut interesting novel that captures your interest just enough for you to keep reading.

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