Monday, July 27, 2020

He Started It by Samantha Downing

I’m happy today to feature HE STARTED IT by Samantha Downing that was just released last week.

It sounds like a fascinating read that would keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

by Samantha Downing
* Hardcover: 400 pages
* Publisher: Berkley (July 21, 2020)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0451491750
* ISBN-13: 978-0451491756

“Wholly original. Scarily clever. Completely mesmerizing. You will never look at family road trips the same way again.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A most anticipated book by Hello Sunshine ∙ CosmoEntertainment Weekly ∙ Betches ∙ Hollywood Reporter ∙ Parade ∙ PopSugar ∙ OK! Magazine ∙  Hello Giggles ∙ Bustle ∙  Yahoo! ∙ She Reads ∙ Book Page ∙ CrimeReads ∙ New York Post Best Book of the Week ∙ Goodreads

From the twisted mind behind mega hit My Lovely Wife comes the story of a family—not unlike your own—just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in....

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.

But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.

It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory, a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.

But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone.

Meet the Author

Author Samantha Downing/photo by Jacqueline Dallimore
Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away at her next thrilling novel.

Samantha is also the author of the Edgar Award-nominated novel My Lovely Wife. Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films have partnered to produce a feature film based on the novel.

Thanks for stopping by today. Does this give a whole new meaning to “Road Trip” to you? Do you think from the book cover it could be a sister that has the body in the trunk?


  1. The more I read, the more intrigued I was.
    My memories of family road trips are NOT fond, but I am starting to count my lucky stars.

  2. This is one I've actually read! I enjoyed it...loved the concept of a family recreating an old road trip to fulfill a will's requirements. :)

  3. Oh, intriguing! The road trip context is a great touch, and there's nothing like a family for bringing up all sorts of complex feelings/history/etc... Thanks for sharing, Mason.


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