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Author Talk: Samantha Downing

Author Samantha Downing will be at the East Regional Library in Destrehan on Saturday, June 18 at 11:00am. 

Downing is the author of the bestselling thrillers My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good. She has been nominated for Edgar, ITW, and Macavity awards in the US, the CWA award in the UK, and the Prix des Lectrices in France. 

Robert Downey, Jr. and Greg Berlanti have partnered to produce For Your Own Good as a limited series for HBO Max. Downing will discuss her most recent novel, For Your Own Good, take questions, and autograph copies at this event.

Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop will be selling copies of For Your Own Good before and after the program.

  About For Your Own Good:

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’re looking more and more like murder or with 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.