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A Twisted Love Story

A Twisted Love Story

The deliciously dark and gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of My Lovely Wife


The bestselling author of My Lovely Wife returns with an addictive new psychological thriller.


Wes and Ivy are madly in love. It's the kind of romance people write stories about. But what kind of story?

Because when it's good, it's very very good. But when it's bad, it's bad.

But their breakneck cycle of catastrophic vengeful break-ups and head-over-heels reconnections needs to end fast. Because suddenly, Wes and Ivy have a common enemy - and she's a detective.

One wrong move will be fatal - so if Wes and Ivy can't stick together, this break-up might just be their last.

Praise for Samantha Downing

'Dark, sly and delicious...totally original - and totally compelling' JP Delaney

'A twisty, audacious, Gone Girl-y psychological thriller. The book that everyone is going to be talking about' Red

'Dark, shocking and very witty, this wickedly good read will make you run screaming from the suburbs' Heat


  • A fast-paced, addictive thriller full of secrets and lies. She's hit the sweet spot again

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 and her third novel, For Your Own Good, will soon be adapted for HBO Max by Robert Downey Jr. and Greg Berlanti.
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