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The Kind Worth Killing

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2015

Duration: 10 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

From the author of the acclaimed The Girl with a Clock for a Heart—hailed by the Washington Post as crime fiction’s best first novel of 2014—comes a devious tale of psychological suspense involving sex, deception, and an accidental encounter that leads to murder that is a modern reimagining of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train.

On a night flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the stunning and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers begin to play a game of truth, revealing very intimate details about themselves. Ted talks about his marriage that’s going stale and his wife Miranda, who he’s sure is cheating on him. Ted and his wife were a mismatch from the start—he the rich businessman, she the artistic free spirit—a contrast that once inflamed their passion but has now become a cliché.

But their game turns a little darker when Ted jokes that he could kill Miranda for what she’s done. Lily, without missing a beat, says calmly, “I’d like to help.” After all, some people are the kind worth killing, like a lying, stinking, cheating spouse.

Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows stronger as they begin to plot Miranda’s demise. But there are a few things about Lily’s past that she hasn’t shared with Ted, namely her experience in the art and craft of murder, a journey that began in her very precocious youth.

Suddenly these co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling game of cat and mouse, one they both cannot survive … with a shrewd and very determined detective on their tail.

“Chilling and hypnotically suspenseful…Could be an instant classic.”—Lee Child

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  • Nicole S

    Took a couple of hours to really get good but once it did, I was hooked. Enjoyed the narrators switching off for the different characters. If you like a good mystery - albeit a tad bit predictable and unrealistic - this is for you. Certainly recommend.

  • Kim I

    Good read. A few suspenseful parts as the story went on. I did not care for the ending.

  • Donna Litvin

    Interesting listen and I liked the characters. If one wanted to nit- pick, there were some things that in real life would be implossible but they were not distracting. I would recommend this as a good book with twists and turns.

  • amy sara

    The story took long to get going but was a good plot. However, the ending was horrible.

  • Vanessa Carley

    I've been listening to a lot of mysteries lately and I enjoyed this one. It was slow paced but still interesting to hear how the characters connected. The state of mind of Lily was interesting as well, to hear how she rationalized what she was doing. There were a few turns that I did not expect and then others that I did, however the ending had me thinking of a lot of different possibilities. Sometimes endings that finish in that sort of manner can be annoying but in this case I felt it appropriate and the story complete.

  • Mackie Keller

    Great book with twists and turns that will leave you wanting to continue listening until you are done.

  • Deborah Khan

    I loved this audio book - and I was sorry to say good bye to Lilly and her friends and family. Awesome job!!!

Kind Worth Killing

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