Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread. If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected bookThe Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Series: Henry Kimball #1
Published by William Morrow on February 3, 2015
Genres: Fiction / Literary
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A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, “Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?” 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 Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train—and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.
In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train… 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 that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliché.
But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse. . . .
Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda's demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t 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.
Why did I add The Kind Worth Killing to my bookshelf?
This week I thought that I would feature a book that I bought just because I wanted to read it instead of a past-due review book like I have been posting lately. It looks like I bought this audiobook a little more than 6 years ago and just haven’t had the chance to read it yet. I have never read this author but I know that he is pretty popular and the reviews for this book are overwhelmingly positive. Now I just need to somehow find the time to read all of these books that I want to read.
What are your thoughts? Have you read this book? Would you recommend it?
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I haven’t heard of this one, but I hope you really end up loving it. I do have some backlogged audiobooks that I should look into.
Yes, once in a while between those catch up review reads it feels good to snatch one off the shelf and get it read. Sounds like its a when not if. 🙂
I haven’t read this one, but I have Eight Perfect Murders on my TBR.
I have over 1,000 on my Goodreads TBR…, even though I regularly trim it down…
I read this one and loved it. I am a big fan of Peter Swanson
I haven’t read it but it’s not my usual genre.
I have a couple of Swanson books on my TBR and keep meaning to try him for the same reason you mentioned….he seems to be a popular author and writes the kind of thrillers I enjoy. We both have to “just do it”! 🙂
Comping it to Gone Girl is pretty big. I hope it lives up to that name drop
This is an author I have on my TBR but I haven’t read anything by him yet. This does sound like a good one and I hope you get to it soon!