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A Twisted Love Story

By: Samantha Downing

ISBN: 978-0593101001

Publisher: Berkley

Publication Date: 07/18/2022

Format: Other

My Rating: TBR


From the bestselling author of My Lovely Wife comes a reckless, delicious thriller about a young couple that gives a whole new meaning to the dangers of modern dating.

Wes and Ivy are madly in love. They've never felt anything like it. It's the kind of romance people write stories about.

But what kind of story?

Because when it's good, it's great. Flowers. Grand gestures. Deep meaningful conversations where the whole world disappears.

When it's bad, it's really bad. Vengeful fights. Damaged property. Arrest warrants.

But their vicious cycle of catastrophic breakups and head-over-heels reconnections needs to end fast. Because suddenly, Wes and Ivy have a common enemy--and she's a detective.

There's something Wes and Ivy never talk about--in good times or bad. The night of their worst breakup, when one of them took things too far, and someone ended up dead.

If they can stick together, they can survive anything--even the tightening net of a police investigation.

Because one more breakup might just be their last…

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“A deliciously clever thriller. I love Samantha Downing's books...If you haven't experienced the pleasure of reading her work, don't wait."

—Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Samantha Downing’s writing is pure, twisted magic. No matter how irredeemable a character might seem, Samantha Downing has me rooting for them until the bitter end. A Twisted Love Story will take you from the height of sexy, crashing-into-walls obsession to utter disbelief, loving every second."

—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

"Subtle, compelling, and clever. A Twisted Love Story will take you on a tense and emotional thrill ride that doesn't let up until the final page. Downing has crafted a complex, masterfully written tale that will have you rooting for the dysfunctional couple while simultaneously not trusting either of them."

—Jeneva Rose, USA Today bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage

"No one does dark sophisticated psychological suspense like the oh-so-talented Samantha Downing! This page-turning risk-taking dive into tangled relationships and ultra-gaslighting is a dazzling look at emotional manipulation and addictive passion. What happens when love is so powerful that it turns deadly? Shocking, surprising, and super-twisty--with an ending that will haunt you."

—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author

“While A Twisted Love Story is a thriller about love, buckle up because it’s of the gnarly, twisted variety, and I tore through the pages…It takes great skill to make readers root for a couple like this, but Samantha Downing does so with ease.”

—Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home

“The word ‘Twisted’ doesn’t do the title justice. A lightning fast read, this is a ‘one more chapter’ book that you’ll think about long after it’s finished. Downing blurs the line between love and toxicity so perfectly that you’ll be rooting for this messy couple without a second thought."

—Jaime Lynn Hendricks, bestselling author of Finding Tessa

About the Author

Samantha Downing is the author of the bestselling My Lovely Wife, nominated for the Edgar, ITW, Macavity awards in the US, the CWA award in the UK, and the winner of the Prix des Lectrices award in France.​

Her second book, He Started It, was released in 2020 and became an instant international bestseller.

Her third thriller, For Your Own Good, was released in the US on July 20, 2021. It has been optioned by Robert Downey Jr. and Greg Berlanti for HBO Max.

A Twisted Love Story will be released in the US on July 18, 2023


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