Title: The Kind Worth Saving

Author: Peter Swanson

Source: NetGalley


(*summary taken from Goodreads)

There was always something slightly dangerous about Joan. So, when she turns up at private investigator Henry Kimball’s office asking him to investigate her husband, he can’t help feeling ill at ease. Just the sight of her stirs up a chilling memory: he knew Joan in his previous life as a high school English teacher, when he was at the center of a tragedy. 

Now Joan needs his help in proving that her husband is cheating. But what should be a simple case of infidelity becomes much more complicated when Kimball finds two bodies in an uninhabited suburban home with a “for sale” sign out front. Suddenly it feels like the past is repeating itself, and Henry must go back to one of the worst days of his life to uncover the truth. 

Is it possible that Joan knows something about that day, something she’s hidden all these years? Could there still be a killer out there, someone who believes they have gotten away with murder? Henry is determined to find out, but as he steps closer to the truth, a murderer is getting closer to him, and in this hair-raising game of cat and mouse only one of them will survive.


Let me start by telling you how electrifying was The kind worth killing (TKWk). So, when I got approved for The kind worth saving (TKWS), I was on cloud nine. I ventured into the book with a lot of expectations. It met that and more.

TKWS has a few of the recurring from the previous book but it can be read as a standalone book. The readers who read TKWK get some solace to find out what eventually happened to Det. Kimball and Lily Kinter.

Henry Kimball has now become a private investigator and works out of his office. His days are pretty simple until his ex-student Joan Whalen comes to his office for his help.

This is one of those books where you should not read the blurb or summary, just delve in. This is something I don’t often recommend. TKWS will entice you from the very first page and force you to devour the book. This is equally electrifying as the last one, if not more.

The book is narrated from the perspective of Henry Kimball and a few others. The format of the book is in then and now and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. I could not stay away from the book for long and during the times I was away I was wondering about it.

My recommendation is to grab a copy of this book and the TKWK and be ready to be completely thrilled by both books.

Rating: 4 out of 5.