The Kind Worth KillingAmong the many books cited as a worthy successor to Gone Girl, including The Girl on the Train, was a title that considered as better than either by several librarians on  GalleyChat, The Kind Worth Killing, by Peter Swanson (HarperCollins/Morrow; HarperLuxe; OverDrive Sample).

It did not quite become a household name, but the rights were picked up for a film, which now has a director, Agnieszka Holland, according to Deadline.

Of the book, Holland says she was,

 “ … really intrigued by this story. It’s full of paradoxes and I love paradoxes. The main heroine is tough as steel, but also as fragile as glass. Is she a victim? A psychopath? An avenger? What a great role for a talented actress! The story line is unpredictable, the genre feels fresh. A psychological thriller, which sometimes veers off towards black comedy, mixing humor with gore, genuine emotions with a detective mystery. The Kind Worth Killing will be fun to shoot, but even more fun to watch!”

  1. Carol Kubala Says:

    Add me to the group of librarians who thought this was a top notch thriller. I read it several months ago and can still recall the characters and thrill of the read.

    I relished in this story of one woman’s quest for revenge. If you are a fan of the British TV series Luther, Alice Morgan has met her match in the character of Lily Kintner. Patricia Highsmith get in line for this story that starts out when two strangers meet when their flight is delayed. Twists, turns and a plot that thickens with every page kept me gleefully entertained throughout.