The Plot-Twisty Novel That Will Leave You Breathless (Plus 5 Other Page-Turners)
With these compelling reads, you won't see it coming...promise!
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The Kind Worth Killing
As in Patricia Highsmith's classic, Strangers on a Train—a
mystery in which a chance encounter leads to a murder plot—Swanson
opens this blood-soaked novel with a man and woman meeting at an airport bar.
Over drinks, Ted confesses that he fantasizes about killing his unfaithful
wife; when the two later board the plane, moving their seats to continue the
conversation, Lily ups the ante: "Truthfully, I don't think murder is
necessarily as bad as people make it out to be. Everyone dies. What difference
does it make if a few bad apples get pushed along a little sooner than God
intended?" By the time they land, they are seriously making
plans—and then things get really twisted.
Lily's past is sinister (people who cross her don't live long) and Ted's wife
turns out to be far more scheming than your garden-variety cheater. Every time
you think you know where this murderously clever story is heading, you'll be—you guessed
— Dawn Raffel