I was lucky enough to be a part of the Blog Tour for He Started It by Samantha Downing. I read and loved My Lovely Wife last year, and I couldn't believe I was getting the opportunity to read He Started It. I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks soooo much to Berkley and Samantha Downing for letting me be a part of this!
Title: He Started It
Author: Samantha Downing
Published by: Berkley
Released: July 21, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years. And for very good reasons—we'll get to those later. But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and—more importantly—secure their inheritance.But time with your family can be tough. It is for everyone.
It's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk. Just to name a few reasons.
But money is a powerful motivator. It is for everyone. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: Exxxxxcellent! I was right to be as excited for this book as I was. It was great! A thrilling ride! I flew through it. After having read My Lovely Wife and really enjoying it, I was curious and excited to see what Samantha Downing would do next. She did not let me down. This had secrets, danger, weird family dynamics, and a roadtrip!!
It was just what I wanted. A great thrilling read for summer. An awesome book to occupy your mind while Covid-19 continues to ruin the whole summer. I just liked it a lot.
I'm always a sucker for a road trip book, and this gave me one crazy road trip. I also just love the zaniness of the whole plot. I liked how this grandfather really made them work for that money.
This was also a lot of characters to juggle. I think Downing did a good job with it.
And that ending. That Ending!! My mind can't even comprehend.
So, I definitely think you should give He Started It a read. It's a lot of fun. I can't wait to see what's next from Samantha Downing.
Samantha Downing is the author of the bestselling My Lovely Wife, nominated for the Edgar, ITW, and Macavity awards for Best Debut Novel. 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 on July 21, 2020.
She currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thriller.
Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for He Started It by Samantha Downing. Thank you so much to Berkley and Samantha Downing for including me. I'd definitely say get this book, or check it out from your library. Just read it.