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Samantha Downing


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Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling standalone. My Lovely Wife is her first novel.

Genres: Mystery
 
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Here To Stay (2019)
Mark Edwards
"Here to Stay is a relentless, chilling novel that never lets up. I’m now afraid to let anyone stay in my house—in-laws or otherwise."
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The Other Mrs (2019)
Mary Kubica
"In The Other Mrs., Mary Kubica weaves a labyrinth of deception and family secrets, each one more shocking than the last, with an ending that left me thunderstruck. If you have any doubts Mary Kubica is a master of the genre, this book will change your mind."
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Woman on the Edge (2019)
Samantha M Bailey
"Woman on the Edge begins with a shocking, tragic event and doesn't stop there. Samantha M. Bailey has written an impressive debut that will keep you reading until the final twist."
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The Other People (2020)
C J Tudor
"The Other People is a creepy, intense novel that drew me right in and never let go. C. J. Tudor’s books keep getting better and better, and this one won’t let you stop reading until the very last page!"
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Behind Every Lie (2020)
Christina McDonald
"Behind Every Lie is a deep, suspenseful novel packed with family secrets. Christina McDonald has a true gift for creating characters that are so well-developed, it feels like you know them. An outstanding achievement!"
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The Memory Wood (2020)
Sam Lloyd
"Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them. If you enjoy dark, twisty thrillers that stay with you, read this book."
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The Broken Ones (2020)
Ren Richards
"an ending that left me awestruck. Put this one on your 2020 list!"
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Darling Rose Gold (2020)
Stephanie Wrobel
"One of the most captivating and disturbing thrillers I've read this year. An astonishing debut."
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The Herd (2020)
Andrea Bartz
"Fascinating and chilling."
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Precious You (2020)
Helen Monks Takhar
"An incredibly addictive thriller that examines women in the workplace, ageism, and the clash of generations. It’s creepy and unnerving, with observations that are often dead-on."
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His & Hers (2020)
Alice Feeney
"No one can plot – or write – a story like Alice Feeney. His & Hers is a stunning, addictive novel that makes you wonder who you can trust – if anyone. Captivating from beginning to end, this book should not be missed!"
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Sister Dear (2020)
Hannah Mary McKinnon
"A stunning achievement! Beautifully plotted story with characters that left a mark."
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The Wife Stalker (2020)
Liv Constantine
"The Wife Stalker is a daring, dastardly story with complex characters and a sinister plot. A read-through-the-night thriller that mesmerizes to the final page. An absolute must for your 2020 list!"
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All the Broken People (2020)
Leah Konen
"All the Broken People hooked me from the start. This book has everything-engaging characters, a unique story, and an ending that will blow you away."
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Safe (2020)
S K Barnett
"SAFE is a fast-moving, perfectly paced book about what happens when a missing child returns home twelve years later. Intense, dark, and full of unpredictable twists. Don’t miss this one."
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Stranger in the Lake (2020)
Kimberly Belle
"STRANGER IN THE LAKE is a spellbinding tale of lies and deceit that unfolds piece by devastating piece. Another outstanding novel by Kimberly Belle, masterfully written to lure you in and never let go."
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The Perfect Marriage (2020)
Jeneva Rose
"The Perfect Marriage is a twisty, compulsive book that will keep you reading all night! Fast-paced with crisp writing and an intriguing plot. Jeneva Rose is one to watch."
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Behind the Red Door (2020)
Megan Collins
"In Behind the Red Door, Megan Collins has achieved something remarkable--a dark, disturbing story that is both elegant and fascinating. Exquisite writing, compelling characters and a story so captivating I finished it in a weekend. Few books live up to the word chilling, but this one does."
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The Eighth Detective (2020)
Alex Pavesi
"Alex Pavesi has written one of the most creative detective novels of the year…if not of all time. Sharp writing, crisp dialogue, and the end will leave you reeling. An incredible debut novel!"
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The First to Lie (2020)
Hank Phillippi Ryan
"The First to Lie is a twisty, winding road of deception and secrets that starts with a bang and ends with an explosion. Put this one on your list because Hank Phillippi Ryan is at the top of her game."
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Imperfect Women (2020)
Araminta Hall
"A stunning, dark novel about who women want to be and the reality of who they are. Beautifully written, thought-provoking and should not be missed."
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In Case of Emergency (2020)
E G Scott
"In Case of Emergency begins with a phone call and unfolds into a sharply plotted, dark story packed with lies, betrayals, and so many secrets. Fast-moving and clever!"
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When I Was You (2020)
Amber Garza
"Garza has upped the game . . . You won't want to put this one down."
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Don't Look For Me (2020)
Wendy Walker
"Wow! I hate to be repetitive but…WOW! Wendy Walker always writes amazing books but Don’t Look For Me may be her finest novel yet. It’s unsettling in the very best way and truly riveting."
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For the Best (2020)
Vanessa Lillie
"For the Best is a riveting story of a woman who is accused of murder and launches her own investigation. Plotted to perfection, the events of that night unfold in a series of shocking and disturbing twists. A clever, captivating book you need on your list."
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The Nesting (2020)
C J Cooke
"A gorgeous, atmospheric book that chilled me to the bone. The perfect escape book into the deep woods of Norway, where nothing is as it seems. C. J. Cooke just became one of my favorite authors."
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She Lies Close (2020)
Sharon Doering
"This book should come with a warning: Contents are much darker and more shocking than they first appear. Every curve, every twist takes you further down the rabbit hole. Sharon Doering has written a crackling debut that should be on your 2020 list!"
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They Never Learn (2020)
Layne Fargo
"They Never Learn is a fierce, provocative thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. A twisty book with a razor-sharp edge, revenge has never looked so good—or so appealing!"
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People Like Her (2021)
Ellery Lloyd
"Social media has never been so dark or so compelling. A disturbing peek into the world of influencers and how it affects their families, People Like Her had me hooked right up to the jaw-dropping end."
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The Wife Upstairs (2021)
Rachel Hawkins
"I was completely blown away by The Wife Upstairs. This is a compulsive, irresistible retelling of Jane Eyre with a modern, noir twist – and wow, does it work."

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