He Started It by Samantha Downing – review.


Beth has never forgotten what happened to her and her siblings when they were children.

The others never talk about it. But she knows they remember it too.

It began with a secret. It ended with murder.

But that’s all in the past now.


My thoughts

Wow! What was there not to love? Sinister road trip, intriguing characters with unknown agendas, and a persistent air of something trailing behind them. There are twists and turns galore making this a what-the-hell read ~ in a really good way.

I enjoyed main character, Beth’s, telling of the story. She’s super flawed and inquisitive; then that personality kept throwing surprises at me which I lapped up. ‘He Started It,’ kept me on my toes. It was an easy and fast read. I loved the actual journey too and appreciated the research that went along with it. I feel as though I’ve had an interesting tour of the USA along with them.

The other two main characters, Eddie and Portia, were both strongly written and well layered. The peppered story of their pasts show how they got to where they were.

A fantastic and fun psychological thriller! Loved it.


Thanks for reading!

Why not check out one of my other reviews? Maybe you’ll find your perfect read.

My Mother’s Secret by Julia Roberts- review. https://griffbuck.wordpress.com/2021/01/27/my-mothers-secret-by-julia-roberts-review/

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.





About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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