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  • Samantha Downing is totally the real deal. Wry and dark and witty and clever. I didn't think she could outdo My Lovely Wife but I think this one tops it.

    Sarah Pinborough
  • An irresistibly dark tale of parents, pupils and poison: the American dream turned suburban nightmare

    TM Logan, author of Trust Me and The Holiday
  • Dark, sly and delicious...totally original - and totally compelling

    JP Delaney
  • Wonderfully dark and twisty. I raced through it, desperate to know how it would end

    BA Paris
  • Fans of Gone Girl and Big Little Lies will love this fast-paced thriller

    Sunday Express
  • I raced through this, and loved every twist and turn. Brilliant characterisation and ingenious plotting make it an absolute winner.

    Jill Mansell
  • I have loved all of the books by Samantha Downing, and this classroom thriller deserves an A+. Original, dark and highly addictive

    Alice Feeney
  • A brilliant psychological black comedy with a really fresh feel, packed with sly observation and outrageous twists. But creepy Crutcher is the standout character who is truly awful and equally compelling

    Daily Mail
  • I'm a huge fan of Samantha Downing, who is masterful at creating diabolical characters and deliciously chilling plots. An absolutely terrific book!

    Sarah Pekkanen
  • Samantha Downing has achieved something so special in For Your Own Good. A story that is dark as night, sinister as hell, clever, twisting and downright fun

    Chris Whitaker

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