The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson @FaberBooks

Book Description:


‘Do you remember me?’ she asked, after stepping into my office.

When private detective and former teacher Henry Kimball is hired to investigate an ex-pupil’s cheating husband, he senses all is not quite what it seems, and before he knows it he’s gotten far too close to the other woman.

As the case gets ever stranger, he turns to the only person he can trust, Lily Kintner, someone with dark secrets of her own…

With its ingenious clockwork-like plot, and twists aplenty, The Kind Worth Saving is a crime novel to savour from a modern master.

My Thoughts:

Having read and loved The Kind Worth Killing, there was no way I could pass up on the chance to read this novel by the author as it features two of the characters from the book I just mentioned. Admittedly it is a few years since I read the other book but it is one that has stayed with me due to how twisted it was.

Henry is a private investigator who is called upon by an ex pupil to get proof on her cheating husband. Everything seems pretty straight forward to start with on this case but as Henry gets more involved, he wonders if there is more to it.

The story alternates between Henry and Joan, Joan being Henry’s client and ex pupil. Through Joan’s chapters we get to know more about her and her past. Present and past are entwined skilfully by the author giving us glimpses of the carnage that is awaiting the reader. The story is yet again wonderfully plotted and has the reader on tenterhook as the tension mounts.

The Kind Worth Saving is a great follow on and begs the question as to whether there will be anymore books to feature Henry and Lily. I really hope so as they are complicated yet likeable characters that get under your skin. Peter Swanson is an author that excels in adding twisty layers into his stories that has the reader riveted and unable to tear themselves away. Nothing is straightforward or as it seems and it had me on edge throughout. A master storyteller!

My thanks to Faber & Faber and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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