Samantha Downing

He Started It
  • He Started It

  • SOMEONE ALWAYS TAKES THINGS TOO FAR . . . Pre-order the gripping new psychological thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

    'So addictive it should come with a warning' Alice Feeney

    No-one knows you better than your family.

    They know the little things that make you smile.

    They know your darkest secrets.

    Sure, you haven't always been best friends. But if it seemed as though someone was after you, that you might be in danger, then you'd be on each other's side . . .


    So gripping you won't stop reading.

    So twisty that you won't know who to trust.

    And so dark that you'll realise something truly chilling:

    No-one is more dangerous than the ones who know you best.

    'My Lovely Wife was one of my top books of 2019. He Started It is even better!' C.J. Tudor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man

    'Whip-smart, lean, deliciously dark and addictive. One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time' Ali Land

    'Wow! It's dark, it's twisted and it's going to be your new favourite book! 5***** Reader Review

    'Chilling, thrilling, twisty, fast paced, riveting, tense, dark & scary . . . My favourite book this year' 5***** Reader Review


    'The most gripping psychological thriller of 2019' Stylist

    'Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense' Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Don't Let Go

    'An assured and deliciously engrossing debut. It will linger long after you've reached the last page' Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

Samantha Downing was born in the Bay Area, and currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next psychological thriller. Her debut novel, My Lovely Wife, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and a Sunday Times bestseller, and has been published in twenty-three languages.

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