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For Your Own Good
By (author): Samantha Downing
9780593100974 Hardcover English General/trade Jul 20, 2021
$36.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6.24 x 9.28 x 1.28 in | 1.25 lb 384 pages Berkley
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
USA Today bestselling author Samantha Downing is back with her latest 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…

Teddy Crutcher has won Teacher of the Year at the esteemed Belmont Academy, home to the best and brightest.

He says his wife couldn’t be more proud—though no one has seen her in a while.

Teddy really can’t be bothered with the death of a school parent that’s looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life. His main focus is on pushing these kids to their full academic potential.

All he wants is for his colleagues—and the endlessly meddlesome parents—to stay out of his way.

It’s really too bad that sometimes excellence can come at such a high cost.

TV NEWS: Samantha Downing just inked an option deal with Robert Downey Jr.’s production company/ Berlanti/WarnerBros for a limited series on HBO MAX for For Your Own Good



 FRANCHISE AUTHOR:
 Downing has quickly established herself as one of Berkley’s key authors as she publishes a book a year and each one is more imaginative, chilling, and engaging than the last



INSTANT BESTSELLER:
 My Lovely Wife debuted on the USA Todaybestseller list, Publishers Weekly hardcover bestseller list, and spent six consecutive weeks on the Indie hardcover bestseller list

BEST OF THE BEST:
 Her first book, My Lovely Wife, was nominated for every major US and UK debut thriller award including: an Edgar and ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, it was a #1 Library Reads, Indie Next Pick, Amazon’s #1 Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Best of the Month, and an Ingram Premier Pick

AMAZING MEDIA COVERAGE FOR SAMANTHA DOWNING: 
From PeopleEntertainment WeeklyThe Washington PostMarie ClaireReal Simple, and many more—everyone is saying Samantha Downing is the real deal

FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD:
 So far, we’ve sold My Lovely Wife into 30 territories and He Started It into 6 territories with more to come

MORE TO COME:
 We have two more books signed up from Samantha Downing

Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away at her next thrilling novel.

Author Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Hometown: Novato, California

Marketing: Pre-publication trade advertising

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Discussion guide available online

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Publicity: Launch event

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Author Website: www.samanthadowning.com

Author Social Media: Twitter: @Smariedowning, Facebook: @smariedowning, Instagram: @smariedowning

“Just finished reading this wonderfully dark, twisty and compelling thriller set in a prestigious private school. I raced through it, desperate to know how it would end.”
—B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest

“Dark, sly and delicious…totally original—and totally compelling.”
JP Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Between Us

“Samantha Downing is totally the real deal. Wry and dark and witty and clever. I didn’t think she could outdo My Lovely Wife but I think this one tops it.”
—Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

“Samantha Downing has achieved something so special in For Your Own Good. A story that is dark as night, sinister as hell, clever, twisting and downright fun.”
Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End

“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, New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

“All the dark fun of Election, but with Downing’s signature, diabolical spin. For Your Own Good is so utterly unputdownable, I look forward to reading it again. I think even the novel’s own trickiest private school teacher, Teddy Crutcher, would have to give it an A+.”
Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network

“Holy revenge, Batman! This is a delicious page-turner with so many layers of revenge, you won’t soon forget. I absolutely loved watching how this unfolded starting with a jerk teacher at a prep school who thinks it’s his job to punish others into being better… I’m super excited about this one so mark your calendars for July 20th.”
BookRiot

“A slyly plotted page-turner.”
Publishers Weekly

“[A] sly, smart thriller.”
StarTribune

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger Insider

“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

“I raced through this, and loved every twist and turn. Brilliant characterisation and ingenious plotting make it an absolute winner.”
—Jill Mansell, bestselling author of It Started with a Secret

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