Samantha Downing

The Lovely Samantha Downing is coming to An Unlikely Story to talk about her breakout debut, MY LOVELY WIFE, in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron. Newly released in paperback, MY LOVELY WIFE deftly twists the domestic suspense genre to tell the story of one couple keeping their marriage alive by killing together. After the presentation, Samantha will answer questions and sign books. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.


“Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm
“A dark and irresistible debut.”—People
“Will shock even the savviest suspense readers.”—Real Simple

Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...

Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.

We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.

We all have our secrets to keeping a marriage alive.

Ours just happens to be getting away with murder.

Samantha Downing currently lives in New Orleans, where she is furiously typing away on her next thrilling standalone. My Lovely Wife is her first novel.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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ISBN: 9780451491732
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Berkley - March 3rd, 2020

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