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Instant USA Today Bestseller

A sneaky thriller set at a prestigious private school—complete with interfering parents, overeager students, and one teacher who just wants to teach them all a lesson…

"A perfect summer book"


"“Once I sat down to read For Your Own Good—a clever, twisty thriller—it was difficult to stop reading. It's the perfect read to get lost in this summer."



Instant International Bestseller

The story of a family—not unlike your own—just with a few more violent tendencies thrown in....

"Wholly original. Scarily clever. completely mesmerizing."

Lisa Gardner, #1 NY Times bestselling author

"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."

Booklist (Starred Review)


Instant #1 International Bestseller

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...

"A dark and irresistible debut"

-People Magazine

"The thriller we're most excited to stay up with all night."

-Entertainment Weekly

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