My most recent read was surprisingly good and kept me on the edge of my seat (literally) until the last page.
Peter Swanson’s The Kind Worth Killing is a thriller that begins with Ted and Lily meeting in a bar. The meeting happens by chance and they bond over drinks. When Ted mentions that his wife, Miranda, is cheating on him with a guy named Brad, he talks about killing both. Lily eggs him on, encouraging him.
There’s a plot twist, then another one and then, you guessed it, another plot twist.
Many of these characters are not what they appear to be when they are first introduced.
The twists and turns of this novel are brilliant, especially the final one–which is revealed on literally the last page of the book. The last few sentences of the book to be specific.
While the plot begins very “Strangers on a Train” esque (I have to trust comparisons I’ve seen because I have not seen the movie), I don’t believes it ends that way.
This book draws into question the concept of a perfect murder. Does it exist? Swanson clearly seems to think not.
I would highly recommend this book. The writing is engaging, the characters are complex and the plot is well thought out and executed.