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For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

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Book Summary

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 prestigious 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 a few mysterious deaths on campus that are looking more and more like murder or the student digging a little too deep into Teddy’s personal life. His main focus is 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. If not, well, they’ll get what they deserve.

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


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published July 20, 2021 by Berkley

ISBN: 9780593100974


3 reviews for For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing

  1. Amy (verified owner)

    Samantha Downing knows how to keep you turning the pages! This was my second book of hers and it was just as addicting as the first one. Fast paced, short chapters, and full of crazy!!! I love her writing style and will continue to look forward to and read her books.

  2. Chandra

    Oh the troubled life of academia and the entitlement of the rich… how I do love to read about thee….

    The teacher who would do *anything* for his students. The parents who will go one too many steps too far to ensure their child is the elite of the elite. The student who observes and may not be quite as innocent as you think. The mindset of the very interesting – who are only doing any of this… for your own good. 😉

    This is my 3rd Downing book and just solidifies my love for her writing. One of my favorite things about her novels is the dark humor and campy fun that comes with a suspenseful read that keeps you on your tippy toes. Our very psychotic friend, Teddy, is such a fun character to get to know. So unapologetically himself and being inside his head is a treat. But we also get the POVs of several other characters, and I always enjoy being inside the heads of many. Everyone is in a pressure cooker of their own making – when one blows up, who are the ones who actually get hurt in the process?

    FOR YOUR OWN GOOD doesn’t quite nail it for me like Downing’s two previous books did. We still get the deviously, brilliant mind of the author with addictive short chapters and a storyline that moves at a quick pace… however, I think the ending didn’t quite satisfy me like the others had and it almost got a bit too campy in its feel for my mood at this particular time.

    There’s no mistaking that Downing is one of my favorite thriller authors and if you haven’t read her yet, I highly encourage you to pick up any of her books. Maybe this wasn’t my favorite of the three I’ve read so far, but I still had such fun with all these characters in all their sociopathic glory.
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  3. KC

    Samantha Downing is one of my all time faves! I was so lucky to be able to read this one early from Berkley I simply could not wait. One thing I will say I love about Ms Downing is how her books are all so different and unique. I have loved all of them and I recommend them all so highly. Please do yourself a favor get this one! Also in lines with her other covers it is also AWESOME

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