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He Started It

by Samantha Downing

He Started It by Samantha Downing X
He Started It by Samantha Downing
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Apr 28, 2020
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Yana G. (Poway, CA)
    Family, you cant pick them, but....
    Since I LOVED "My lovely wife" by Samantha Downing I sure had high hopes for "He Started It" and I can tell you that I was NOT disappointed. I loved it through and through. From the blurb for this book, the storyline is clear; estranged siblings have to reunite for a road trip in order to gain their inheritance. Are you ready for the road trip from hell? Do you think your family is dysfunctional? Think again!
  • Jill F. (Blackwood, NJ)
    Wow!!
    Not since "The Silent Patient" have I been caught so off guard by an ending. This book has more twist and turns than a roller-coaster! Who hasn't thought about killing somebody on a family road trip? This family is completely despicable but so much fun
  • Julie B. (Culver, IN)
    He Started It
    Oh my goodness! Seriously, one of the best plot twisters ever. I haven't read Samantha Downing's debut My Lovely Wife, but I will now. This book had so many twists and turns, my head was spinning, and I couldn't put it down. Secrets, lies, murder among siblings taking a road trip that they had reluctantly taken with their grandfather years before all for his fortune and to scatter his ashes. I usually have a sense of how things might end in a twisty plot, but I was clueless with this one. It was an amazing ending that I wasn't expecting. Get this book as soon as it comes out. Thank you so much to BookBrowse for allowing me an advance read.
  • Jennifer H. (Mishawaka, IN)
    Wildest ride!
    Just finished He Started It. "A wild ride" has become a cliché in describing this genre, but this truly was the "wildest" ride yet. Dysfunctional family, again an understatement. I would say a truly despicable cast of characters, each person deserving their ultimate fate. This book is compulsively readable, powering though it in two days. Had to see where this road trip ended, and certainly did not see the endpoint. Wow, an exhausting, suspenseful thriller. Samantha Downing surpassed her first novel, My Lovely Wife, no contest
  • Ruthie A. (Jersey City, NJ)
    What is Happening??!!
    This book really grabbed me by the throat! It is part road trip, part family drama, part mystery, and part psychological thriller! The writing is very fast paced, never lags at any point, and the story kept me up well past my bedtime!
    The author slowly lets the reader get to know the characters, their past, and the present scenario that is unfolding. The sibling are all very secretive and their recreation of a childhood road-trip brings all their baggage to the forefront - not fun when you are all stuck in the same car. There are multiple twists and turns, all leading to a crazy "what just happened?" ending. Really fun and well crafted!
  • Mary G. (Greensboro, GA)
    One Crazy Ride!
    Wow. I just finished reading "He Started It" by Samantha Downing and it was a wild and crazy ride from start to finish. The estranged Morgan siblings are tasked by their recently deceased grandfather to recreate a road trip he took them on when they were children, as a condition for inheriting his estate. The story is told by the third child, Beth, and she parses out the history of the original trip—in one surprising and demented snippet after another—while also narrating the current trip, which isn't much more sane than the original. This is definitely a family that should stay far, far away from one another.

    As each new snippet was revealed I was caught completely off guard each and every time. It was hard to put this book down. I still feel emotionally spent but it was so worth it!
  • Laura C. (Tulsa, OK)
    Just Wow!!
    From the beginning to the end I kept asking myself what am I reading???!!! At first I thought this is a road trip book and something must happen along the way, but then you actually read the book. It took me just over a day to read this book and at just under 400 pages it's not that short of a read. It's a fast ride across the country with Portia, Eddie, and Beth. I loved every minute of it and all the twists and turns it took.
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