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The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson

The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing

Author:  Peter Swanson

ISBN:  9780571302192

Weight:  769g

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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

You should never talk to strangers…

Hello there.’

I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger’s face.

Do I know you?

Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar.  Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched – but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it?

Back in Boston, Ted’s wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline.  But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future?

A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.

Gone Girl meets Strangers on a Train in this year’s must-read psychological thriller

Peer & Press Reviews

An extraordinarily well-written tale of deceit and revenge told by a very gifted writer.  Peter Swanson takes us on a harrowing journey through the hearts and minds of a cast of characters who seem normal on the outside, but are deliciously abnormal on the inside.

Nelson Demille, author of The Quest

Revenge has rarely been served colder than in Swanson’s exceptional thriller, his second standalone after 2013’s The Girl With a Clock for a Heart…  With scalpel sharp prose, Swanson probes the nature of cold-blooded evil.  Few will be prepared for the crushing climax.

Publisher’s Weekly (stared review)

A work of lovely violence and graceful malevolence, The Kind Worth Killing slips into your life like a stiletto in the ribs.  This is a book that launches Peter Swanson straight into the ranks of the killer elite, alongside Tana French, Gillian Flynn, and Lauren Beukes.  He’s the real deal.

Joe Hill, author of NOS4R2

Bibliographic Info

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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Red cover with silver coloured text on spine, white endpapers.
Jacket features: Matt laminate finish with embossed title and author text, gloss UV highlights.
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Awards and prizes: CWA Gold Dagger Award 2015 – longlist
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571302192
ISBN 10: 057130219X
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 311
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 161 x 31mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Kid-ethic
Jacket images: EWA Stock / EWA Stock | Keith Clouston / Image Source

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Faber & Faber published Swanson’s debut novel, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, in February 2014.  This book met with such positive critical acclaim that James Marsh (director of Man on Wire, Shadow Dancer and The Theory of Everything) optioned the film rights.
  • His second book, The Kind Worth Killing, is in the running for the 2015 CWA Gold Dagger award, so looks set to emulate the success of his first book at the very least.
  • Peter is no stranger to prizes though, having previously won poetry awards from The Lyric and the Yankee Magazine.  He also writes short fiction and reviews, which have appeared in The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Measure and the Notre Dame Review, for example.
  • To read more, you can visit Peter Swanson’s website, or view his Facebook or follow him on Twitter.  All are a rich source of info on Peter’s life, books and future projects.

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