Let me put this out there first thing … I HATED the ending. Hated!

Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven’t all been together in years. When their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a cross-country road trip to fulfill his final wish and secure their inheritance. But time with your family can be tough and it’s even harder when you’re all keeping secrets.

While I thought that most of this book dragged by slowly, there were many questions I needed the answers to. Needing those answers kept me turning the pages. I hoped that the ending would make it all worthwhile. However, despite a decent twist, the ending didn’t do it for me. I don’t want to risk spoiling anything for other readers, so I’ll only say this kind of ending isn’t for me. This is not to say it’s a bad ending but it’s not the kind of ending this reader appreciates. I wanted to throw my Kindle when I finished.

I have not read Downing’s first book, but have heard all good things about it, so I was excited to receive an ARC of He Started It. I’ll admit I’m hesitant to dive into that first book now, but one day I know I will. He Started It had some missing pieces, pieces I can’t quite put my finger on. What I do know is that it didn’t completely fulfill this readers love of a good mystery.

My thanks to the publisher and NetGalley allowing me to read and review this book. All opinions are my own.



Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: He Started It

Author: Samantha Downing

Release Date: July 28, 2020


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