Review – The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

The kind worth killing by Peter Swanson
Published: February 3rd 2015 by William Morrow
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 415

The kind worth killing

In a bar at Heathrow Airport, Ted meets Lily and they strike up conversation. One flight to Boston later, Lily is going to help Ted kill his cheating wife. (She seems to have some experience in the matter.)

Holy repetitions batman! Four hundred and somewhat pages and larger parts of chapters are written twice! I could think of some better way to spend those pages, but maybe that’s just me.

The book is written from different point of views. We have our characters Ted, Lily,  Miranda and The Detective.

The problem I find is this – if you’re going to write from different point of views – make them different! I felt like I just read the chapter twice! It’s no fun when the EXACT same thing happens! Let’s face it, if you ask two different people what happened when they met, they will emphasize different things and they will come out two different stories. If both people are telling the exact same story, it’s been practiced and coached, and it makes it so painfully clear that the author is sitting there telling both sides and there is only one story.

Apart from that minor annoyance. It’s has a clever plot, wonderfully twisted and extremely unpredictable! I found it a bit lacking in depth. The characters had developed somewhat through the story, but it lacked feeling. I felt more that I was told the reasons behind everything and not showed them. I would have liked to see them myself.

In the end I just enjoyed it for what it was, a fast paced thriller with clever twists and turns. Easy to read and enjoy, a worthy candy book for a short vacation.

I’d say it’s the kind worth reading. (Sorry, not sorry for that one ;-p)

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