Samantha Downing

For Your Own Good
  • For Your Own Good


    No one writes psychological thrillers like Samantha Downing, the double Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It


    Teddy Crutcher has just won Teacher of the Year at the prestigious Belmont Academy, home exclusively to the brightest and the best.

    He says his wife couldn't be more proud - though no-one has seen her in a while.

    He's deeply committed to improving his students. And well aware which ones need improving.

    And all he wants is for his colleagues - and the endlessly interfering parents - to stay out of his way.

    Oddly, not everyone agrees that Teddy has their best interests at heart.

    But will that change when someone receives a lesson to die for...?


    'Wow! My Lovely Wife is a stunner - full of twists, well-drawn characters, and riveting suspense' Harlan Coben

    'The next Gone Girl' Marie Claire

    'The twist at the end of the first chapter made me read through the night' Jane Corry

Samantha Downing was born in the Bay Area, and currently lives in New Orleans. Her debut novel, My Lovely Wife, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and a Sunday Times bestseller, and has been published in thirty languages. It won a Dead Good Reader Award, and was shortlisted for four other major awards: The CWA John Creasey Dagger, The Edgar Award for Best First Novel, The ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel and The Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. There will also be a forthcoming film adaptation, produced by Nicole Kidman. Her second novel, He Started It, was also a Sunday Times bestseller.

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