By Peter Swanson
A devious story of mental suspense so impossible to resist that it activates Entertainment Weekly to invite, “Is The sort worthy Killing the subsequent Gone Girl?” From one of many most well liked new mystery writers, Peter Swanson, a reputation you could now not be aware of but (but quickly will), this is often his breakout novel within the bestselling culture of Paula Hawkins’ The lady at the Train—and is quickly to be an immense motion picture directed via Agnieszka Holland.
In a tantalizing set-up resembling Patricia Highsmith’s vintage Strangers on a Train… On an evening flight from London to Boston, Ted Severson meets the lovely and mysterious Lily Kintner. Sharing one too many martinis, the strangers start to play a video game of fact, revealing very intimate information about themselves. Ted talks approximately his marriage that’s going stale and his spouse Miranda, who he’s definite is dishonest on him. Ted and his spouse have been a mismatch from the start—he the wealthy businessman, she the inventive loose spirit—a distinction that after infected their ardour, yet has now develop into a cliché.
But their video game turns a bit darker while Ted jokes that he may perhaps kill Miranda for what she’s performed. Lily, with no lacking a beat, says lightly, “I’d wish to help.” in spite of everything, a few everyone is the type worthy killing, like a mendacity, stinking, dishonest wife. . . .
Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows enhanced as they start to devise Miranda's death. yet there are some things approximately Lily’s earlier that she hasn’t shared with Ted, particularly her event within the artwork and craft of homicide, a trip that all started in her very precocious youth.
Suddenly those co-conspirators are embroiled in a chilling online game of cat-and-mouse, one they either can't live on . . . with a sensible and extremely made up our minds detective on their tail.