Summer 2021

Available August 5 in UK

Available July 27 in US

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Entertainment Weekly

Praise for For Your Own Good

"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, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author of The Wife Between Us and You Are Not Alone

"FOR YOUR OWN GOOD takes us into the twisting, dark back corridors of Belmont, an elite private

school populated by narcissistic kids, driven, manipulative parents, and brutally competitive teachers running questionable agendas. When people start dying, suspects abound. Is it the sociopathic teacher of the year, the skulking janitor, the unrelenting helicopter mom? Downing’s spare prose packs a wallop as she deftly ratchets up the suspense with every hairpin turn of this

lean, mean, surprising, and utterly propulsive thriller."

Lisa Unger, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Confessions on the 7:45

"Samantha Downing delivers a slick and chilling thriller, leading readers on a dark, sinuous journey through the halls of Belmont Academy—the type of place where you’re never sure who to trust, or who to fear. Suspenseful, surprising, and completely original."

Megan Miranda, NY Times Bestselling Author of All The Missing Girls and The Girl From Widow Hills

“Dark, sly and delicious, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD is totally original – and totally compelling.”

J.P. Delaney, NY Times Bestselling Author of The Girl Before

"In FOR YOUR OWN GOOD Samantha Downing serves up another cast of deliciously mendacious characters in an exclusive private school setting, where the deadly action drives a brilliantly tense, taut and twisty plot. I may never look at my coffee in the same way again."

Gilly Macmillan, NY Times Bestselling Author of To Tell The Truth

“Samantha Downing’s FOR YOUR OWN GOOD is so dark and twisted, so deliciously evil, it’ll not only make you frantically turn those pages to find out who’s targeting whom, but the wry sense of humor will have you laughing out loud, too. Another phenomenal wild-ride of a read from one of the crime-writing community’s most talented authors. Bet you’ll never look at

high school the same way again.”

Hannah Mary McKinnon, Bestselling Author of Sister Dear

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