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Beth, Portia, and Eddie Morgan haven't all been together in years And for very good reasons—we'll get to those later But when their wealthy grandfather dies and leaves a cryptic final message in his wake, the siblings and their respective partners must come together for a crosscountry road trip to fulfill his final wish and— importantly—secure their inheritanceBut time with your family can be tough It is for everyoneIt's even harder when you're all keeping secrets and trying to forget a memory—a missing person, an act of revenge, the man in the black truck who won't stop following your car—and especially when at least one of you is a killer and there's a body in the trunk Just to name a few reasonsBut money is a powerful motivator It is for everyone Road trip!! WHEEEEEEE!Remember those unbearable road trips you took when you were a kid? Stuffed into the backseat with your annoying siblings! So busy fighting you missed all the bizarre roadside attractions? Well, what if many years later you had to retrace those steps? That’s right boys and girls! It’s another road trip! Only now you’re all grown up! And guess what…if you make it to the end? There just might be a surprise waiting for you! Bonus!Buckle up!When grandpa died, the instructions in his will requested his grandchildren to retrace the trip he took them on as children If they can pull it off while adhering to a few specific rules along the way, they will all inherit from his estate Good luck kids! ‘Cause you’re all going to need it!Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!Samantha Downing writes a clever thriller that will keep you flipping the pages as the sibling rivalries are reignited, ramping up to full throttle! Secrets! Lies! Maybe even murder? How terribly juicy! Quick question: How is your relationship with your family members? Think you could all survive the Highway to Hell road trip?Happy trails!I'm glad I read this one alongside Susanne as it created quite a conversation at the end! I think it will for you too! I'll be curious to see what you all think!Thank you to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Samantha Downing for an ARC to read and review. NUMB SPEECHLESS STUPID TRAINWRECK That’s what I felt after reading this brain cell stealer, head spinner, face puncher, mind number, body hair remover story Let me say what I think about those DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS kind of NASSSSTYYY SIBLINGS I hated them I detested them because they’re human disposal, waste okay I’m taking back, I think they lost humanity for lonnnng time ago I read their traumatic family story but I waited for learning that they’re adopted children and their biological parents are Lucifer ( not Tom Ellis, real one) and Lilith But unfortunately I didn’t get the revelation I expected.Three siblings: asshole brother Eddie (yes, if you google the word a.hole you may see his picture on your computer screen.), Beth ( our crazy narrator who is talented pathological liar), Portia (kleptomaniac) one passive, peaceful husband and one small town girl wife start to one of the weirdest road trip, same route three siblings had taken when they were young and still evil But at that time they’re missing elder sister had been also the part of team As you can imagine they didn’t voluntarily to accept this trip to see the exact places where Bonnie and Clyde die or seeing a monument of old team players , nobody has any idea who they are, eating greasy food at diners and staying at the truck drivers and serial killer’s best choice kind of motels Nope! They accepted because their grandfather wrote it at his will They want to take their share from the inheritance But they should finish the road trip as law abiding citizens (Yes! A jail break is a big no and rule breaker for them)This book is entertaining dark comedy, thrilling action mesmerizes you with its snappy writing style of the author: talking by middle child of the trio: Beth: Definitely not any kind of exampled heroine: cheater, great liar, schemer but at least her inner thoughts were raw, sarcastic, entertaining I loved to live in her brain and way of crazy thinking Yes, I think I loved this antiheroine so much (My choice of actor who should play her: Amy Adams, anyone who is not Reese Witherspoon –do you realize she started to play at all book adaptations)Do you want to hear my other casting choices?Eddie should be played by Chris Evans (Because he was really great as asshole villain at Knives Out and he’s also America’s ass Bless Captain America!) As Portia, my actor choice is Florence Pugh ( Nope I didn’t choose her because she’s great Amy March Watch her performance at Midsommar! You’re gonna understand clearly why I chose her!)And I visualized grandpa as BRUCE DERN When you read the book you’re gonna agree my opinion.OVERALL: THIS BOOK IS SOOOOO CRAZY! SOOO SURPRISING! SOOO TWISTY! AND ENDING IS LIKE A BOMB EXPLOSION AT YOUR FACE! BOOM!Samantha Downing is one of the intelligent thriller writers who never let you get bored and captivating your attention, hooking you from the first paragraph, playing with your mind and making you kill your spider senses because you can never ever see what will come next at the story She is at least fifteen steps ahead of you And be prepared to get punched at the fascinating ending I loved her debut novel “My Lovely Wife” but in my opinion, this book exceeded my expectations and I loved this one !I’m doing my happy cartwheels and thanking to Netgalley and Berkley Publishing from sending me this ARC COPY and giving me the best Christmas present in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter There is no sopho slump here None! At all!!I read 300 books last year and My Lovely Wife was my favorite I loved this EVERY SINGLE BIT as much!I loved being in Beth's head as she was forced to take this road trip from hell with her dysfunctional siblings, nerdy husband and new sisterinlaw She is wily, wry, hilarious, snarky, sad and a teensy bit crazy.The ending blew me away Brava!! I just cannotReading this book made me feel like I got to hang out in Samantha Downing's head for a few days and it was a super fun place to be (We both appreciate double battered onion rings and therefore should be besties, but I digress.)Grab this the second you can Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.Thank you Goodreads for selecting me as a winner for this giveaway! I couldn't wait for this road trip to end! 3 siblings are forced to reenact a childhood road trip in order to claim their inheritance The drive to their final destination leads them into danger, as all are plotting behind one another’s back Secrets are unearthed, betrayals revealed, and relationships implode.I don’t have much to say: The plot is convoluted and the narrative drags and drags and drags Beth the narrator is a toneless bore who keeps telling and telling and telling FOR THE ENTIRE BOOK I would have enjoyed thishad I been able to see what was going on vs being constantly told by boring Beth what was happening I loved My Lovely Wife, and it pains me to write this review, but, wow, what a disappointment! I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.