My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Whoa! I gotta say that some of the twists and turns in this book definitely took me by surprise!!!
I must admit near the beginning of THE KIND WORTH KILLING by PETER SWANSON had me feeling a little bit uncomfortable and questioning the motives of our devious, scheming, and manipulative main character, Lily. I just didn’t know if I could get passed the planning stages and the idea that it was okay to murder someone and Lily’s dispassionate comment that Miranda, seems like “the kind worth killing”, hence the title of the novel. Then I reminded myself that hey this is a psychological thriller that is actually very cleverly written!
The characters are so well-drawn, captivating, and malicious but yet so intriguing that you can’t help to get caught up in their cat and mouse game. The story is told through four different perspectives but Lily’s voice is heard the most throughout the story. Even though I found myself questioning her motives, the way she justifies her actions and the interactions she had with the other characters had me rooting for her throughout this twisted and chilling tale. That’s good writing!
I listened to this on Audible & also followed along with the print copy, just in case I missed something! I really enjoyed the performance by all four narrators.
To sum it all up, this is a gripping, suspenseful, enjoyable, and an extremely fascinating novel that left me feeling totally satisfied. Would recommend!