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NAL (2014-10-07)
Original language
English
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Crime & mystery fiction
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THE FORGOTTEN GIRL

by Bell, David

The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door…

…and it’s his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town.

But Hayden never returns.

And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave.

David Bell is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American Literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. Twice nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, David Bell is the author of Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.

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A tense, cleverly plotted thriller...Bell skillfully throws curveballs into the sotry line.

Review: Publishers Weekly

"David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go. This is his best so far.

Quote: Linwood Barclay, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of No Sa

David Bell’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is both a tightly-woven mystery and a frightening look at addiction, the mistrust it creates, the power of secrets, and the hurt created by the little lies we tell ourselves. I never felt like I had my feet under me. Bell has crafted an unforgettable story full of surprises. Don’t miss it.

Quote: JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author

David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer. THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is a mystery lover’s mystery; a quick-paced and intriguing tale of what happens when the past catches up with the present. Mr. Bell understands the hearts and minds of ordinary and not so ordinary people, and his keen insights add a powerful dimension to his crisp writing.

Quote: Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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