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'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.

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Gripping, elegantly and stylishly written, and extremely hard to put down! ( SOPHIE HANNAH)

'Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful ... could be an instant classic.' ( LEE CHILD)

'If your'e engaged to get married, by all means read something else.' ( CHRIS PAVONE)

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)

'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)

Gone Girl on speed. ( DAISY GOODWIN)

Revenge has rarely been served colder than in Swanson's exceptional thriller ... Few will be prepared for the crushing climax. ( Publisher's Weekly)

'A twisty tale of warring sociopaths [and] a good companion to similar stories by Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn.' ( Booklist)

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)

The Kind Worth Killing is a tightly plotted novel of betrayal set in London and Boston. ( Irish Times)

Prepare yourselves for some sleight-of-hand shocks in The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson...Well done Peter Swanson for giving a new twist to the classic love triangle, and for deftly showing us the unexpected dark side that even the most ordinary people can harbour. (Nicola Mira Thriller Books Journal)

'His central premise may be borrowed from Strangers on a Train, but Swanson takes the notion in some truly startling directions, excelling in the vividly etched characterisation of his protagonists (such as Ted's ruthless wife Miranda, nurturing her own secrets). But what makes The Kind Worth Killing so enjoyable is the beautifully constructed plotting - leaving aside all the book's other virtues, that element alone comfortably sees off 'second novel syndrome'. (Barry Forshaw Financial Times)

'US author Swanson confirms the promise of his excellent debut The Girl with a Clock for a Heart with an oustanding suspense tale that will be vying for awards by the end of the year...To say this is gripping is an understatement, a perfect thriller that will haunt your nights and days forever, and the sort of novel that renews your love for crime fiction.' (Maxim Jakubowski Lovreading, Book of the Month)

'This is fast-paced, cinematic stuff. Will she, won't she, can she get away with it and what will happen next? Truly suspenseful and chilling stuff.' (Sarah Broadhurst Lovereading)

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Peter Swanson returns with 2015's most compulsive thriller.

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