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The Kind Worth Killing

(2015)
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A devious tale of psychological suspense so irresistible that it prompts Entertainment Weekly to ask, "Is The Kind Worth Killing the next Gone Girl?" From one of the hottest new thriller writers, Peter Swanson, a name you may not know yet (but soon will), this is his breakout novel in the bestselling tradition of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train - and is soon to be a major movie directed by Agnieszka Holland.

In a tantalizing set-up reminiscent 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 spirita contrast that once inflamed their passion, but has now become a cliche.

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.

Genre: Mystery
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"Gripping, elegantly and stylishly written, and extremely hard to put down!" - Sophie Hannah


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February 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-30219-X / 978-0-571-30219-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-226752-3 / 978-0-06-226752-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-226753-1 / 978-0-06-226753-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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March 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-245031-X / 978-0-06-245031-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-30222-X / 978-0-571-30222-2 (UK edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-30221-1 / 978-0-571-30221-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-571-30220-3 / 978-0-571-30220-8 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 0-06-237004-9 / 978-0-06-237004-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Jammer Audio
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April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Jammer Audio
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April 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-5100-2945-1 / 978-1-5100-2945-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-5046-1064-4 / 978-1-5046-1064-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: Library Edition
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-5046-1062-8 / 978-1-5046-1062-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
ISBN: 1-5046-1063-6 / 978-1-5046-1063-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kind Worth Killing: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Swanson
Publisher: William Morrow
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