For Your Own Good

For Your Own Good

The most addictive psychological thriller you’ll read this year

Summary

THE GRIPPING NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE RICHARD & JUDY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY LOVELY WIFE

'Irresistibly dark' T.M. LOGAN
'Gripping and twisted' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Dark, sly and delicious' J.P. DELANEY
'Intoxicating' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Totally the real deal' SARAH PINBOROUGH
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At Belmont Academy, excellence comes at a cost . . .

The teachers demand too much from their students.

The students are devious and unpredictable.

The parents will do anything to get their children ahead.

And when a parent dies in suspicious circumstances, it's clear that someone at Belmont is a murderer.

But how do you uncover a killer when anyone could be a suspect?
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'Brilliant' Daily Mail

'Absolutely terrific' Sarah Pekkanen

'Wonderfully dark and twisty. I raced through it, desperate to know how it would end' B.A. Paris

'Dark as night, sinister as hell, clever, twisting and downright fun' Chris Whitaker

READERS ARE GRIPPED BY FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

'A gripping, twisted and dark thriller that kept me hooked to the last page. The plot was superb, the writing was sharp, the events were unpredictable' 5***** Reader Review

'This book is exceptional. Full and twists and tension, I raced through it. Absolutely brilliant' 5***** Reader Review

'WOW! Brilliant. Couldn't put it down. So many twists and turns. Kept me in suspense until the very end' 5***** Reader Review

'Gripping and darkly comic with brilliant characterisation' 5***** Reader Review

'I was hooked from the first paragraph' 5***** Reader Review

'Samantha Downing does it again! Gripping, dark, incisive and sharply observed from start to finish' 5***** Reader Review

'A thriller with dark humour at its heart' 5***** Reader Review

Reviews

  • 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

About the author

Samantha Downing

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. Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films have partnered to produce a feature film based on the novel. Her second novel, He Started It, was also a Sunday Times bestseller.
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