#1 NY Times Bestselling Author
July 21, 2020
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Praise for He Started It
"A twisty, sneaking tale of greed, lies and betrayal, with each character as conniving as the next and an ending that will make your heart stop. This one needs to be on the top of everyone's to-read list!"
Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and The Other Mrs.
"Buckle up and settle in for one diabolically fun road trip."
"Downing has totally mastered the ancient rhetorical tactic implied in that familiar infomercial phrase, “But wait, there’s more!” With our need to know ramped up through a series of teasers offering more to come, this tale is virtually impossible to put down."
"My Lovely Wife was one of my top books of 2019. He Started It is even better! Following a dysfunctional—to put it mildly—bunch of siblings on a bizarre and deadly road trip with their grandfather’s ashes, He Started It is deliciously twisted, laced with Downing’s trademark black humor and packed with one grisly twist after another. I loved it. All hail the new Queen of the psycho thriller!!"
C.J. Tudor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man
“Downing ups her game in this deliciously twisted tale of family deception. He Started It has layers upon layers of clever, shocking twists that begin in the first chapter and never let up. Breathless pacing and terse, impeccable writing create a phenomenal reading experience. I am obsessed!”
Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Before
"A wicked-fun read with razor-sharp wit and a killer twist, He Started It is compelling, captivating, and deliciously dark. Samantha Downing writes with a wry, sparse elegance that steadily entangles you until you're utterly addicted."
Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell
"A diabolical drive into a dysfunctional family's past. The story is chillingly twisted, perfectly paced. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down."
Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of Best Day Ever
“I absolutely loved it: whip-smart, lean, deliciously dark and addictive. One of the best thrillers I’ve read in a long time”
Ali Land, bestselling author of Good Me, Bad Me