The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson ★★★★★ #BookReview

the kindSynopsis from Goodreads
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.

My Thoughts
My March book choices haven’t been that impressive. The books I’ve chosen to read this month weren’t bad necessarily, just not great overall. So I decided to pick up a well-rated thriller and give it a shot for my last book of the month. I wasn’t disappointed. Here are my pros and cons: Continue reading “The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson ★★★★★ #BookReview”

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin ★★★☆☆ #BookReview

yjySynopsis from Goodreads
Aviva Grossman is a bright, ambitious congressional intern with a promising political future ahead of her until she makes the mistake of having an affair with her very married boss … and writing what she thinks is an anonymous blog about it. When the affair dramatically comes to light, it’s not the popular congressman who takes the fall, it’s Aviva–and her life suddenly seems over before it’s hardly begun. Slut-shamed and hounded by the media, she becomes a late-night talk show punchline. Determined to rebuild her life on her own terms, Aviva changes her name, moves from Florida to a small town in Maine, starts her own wedding planning business … and decides to continue a surprise pregnancy.

But when “Jane” decides to run for public office, that long-ago mistake–an inescapable scarlet A–trails her via the Internet, threatening to derail her life yet again. It’s only a matter of time until her daughter finds out who her mother once was–and is forced to reconcile that person with the one she thinks she knows …

My Thoughts
This book has been on my To Be Read list for over a year and I was finally able to squeeze it in between some ARCs I’ve been reading. I really enjoyed The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by the same author, so I was keen to read one of her other books. However, Young Jane Young didn’t have the same impact on me as Fikry did. Continue reading “Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin ★★★☆☆ #BookReview”