The Kind Worth Killing

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Kind Worth Killing

The mystery book club I facilitate at the library read The Kind Worth Killing this month and WOW what a book!

Ted Severson, a wealthy businessman, meets Lilly, an attractive woman in an airport bar, while they are both waiting for a flight from London to Boston. He gets drunk and tells Lilly that he thinks his wife is cheating on him with Brad, the contractor who is building their new multi-million dollar home overlooking the ocean in Maine. Ted and Lily decide that  Brad must die and begin to plan his murder.  However, this is just the beginning of a twisty, suspenseful mystery that has so many WOW moments that it is difficult to review this book without giving too much away in the process.

This story is told from different points of view and we learn about the main characters and their back stories. The main characters are flawed and not very likable but this book kept me turning the pages. The opening of the book is reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train but The Kind Worth Killing goes beyond that with so many plot twists that I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen The final scenes in the book are surprising, too.

My book club  (via Zoom) loved this book and we had a great discussion. I don’t like reviews that give away the whole book and spoil it for others so let me just say that if you enjoy unpredictable, twisty mysteries, you will love The Kind Worth Killing.  I sure did!