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Samantha Downing

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Samantha Downing is the author of the bestselling My Lovely Wife, nominated for Edgar, ITW, Macavity, and CWA awards. Amazon Studios and Nicole Kidman's Blossom Films have partnered to produce a feature film based on the novel. Her second novel, He Started It, was released in 2020 and became an instant international bestseller.

She currently lives in New Orleans, where she is working on her next thriller.

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I don't. I write because I love it. Inspiration comes as I'm writing. One idea fuels the next, and the next, and the next.

As you can tell, I don't do a lot of outlining!(less)
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My Lovely Wife

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For Your Own Good

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My new Audible Original novella is now available!

Hi everyone,

My first Audible Original is now available! It's called SLEEPING DOGS LIE and it's about a dog walker who is swept up in a criminal investigation when one her clients is found dead.

This novella is just over two hours long, and if you're an Audible Plus member it's free! I really hope you enjoy it. I posted a review with a peek behind the scenes at what inspired this story.

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For Your Own Good by Samantha  Downing
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What the hell is going on at your school?

I thought I wasn’t going to get an early copy of this and might have to start adding Visine to the coffee pods of the powers that be or something, but then the gods smiled upon me so I didn’t have" Read more of this review »
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"I think it's fair to say straight up, I clearly enjoy Samantha Downing's writing style. It just flows so easily into my mind and makes me smile. She manages a really very impressive blend of wholesome brightness and frankly disturbing psychopaths - i" Read more of this review »
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"Samantha Downing is quickly becoming one of my favorite psychological thriller writers. She has developed her own flavor in this genre. Carved out her own niche in this heavily populated category, Her characters remind you of your best friend or an e" Read more of this review »
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"I am a huge fan of Samantha Downing's work. I had gotten the ARC from Edelweiss and was saving it for the perfect day to read it. A sociopathic teacher trying to teach his students (and fellow teachers) a lesson? Yes, please! Teddy, said teacher, is " Read more of this review »
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“But I keep my mouth shut, because that’s what friends do. We don’t point out each other’s faults unless asked.”
Samantha Downing, My Lovely Wife

“My name is not Tobias. I use that name only when I want someone to remember me. In this case, the bartender. I introduced myself and typed out my name when I first walked in and ordered a drink. He will remember me. He will remember that Tobias is the deaf man who left the bar with a woman he just met. The name was for his benefit, not Petra’s. She will remember me anyway, because how many deaf guys could she have slept with?”
Samantha Downing, My Lovely Wife

“My feelings about this are conflicted. I want my kids to feel safe. I also want them to know how dangerous the world is.”
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