By Peter Swanson
From the writer of the acclaimed the woman with a Clock for a Heart—hailed by way of the Washington submit as crime fiction’s most sensible first novel of 2014”—a devious story of mental suspense concerning intercourse, deception, and an unintentional come upon that results in homicide that could be a smooth reimagining of 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 online 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 unfastened spirit—a distinction that when infected their ardour, yet has now turn into a cliché.
But their video game turns a bit darker while Ted jokes that he may well kill Miranda for what she’s performed. Lily, with no lacking a beat, says lightly, “I’d prefer to help.” in the end, a few everyone is the sort worthy killing, like a mendacity, stinking, dishonest wife. . . .
Back in Boston, Ted and Lily’s twisted bond grows more advantageous as they start to devise Miranda's loss of life. yet there are some things approximately Lily’s prior that she hasn’t shared with Ted, particularly her event within the paintings 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 continue to exist . . . with a sensible and extremely made up our minds detective on their tail.