Somebody’s Daughter

Somebody’s DaughterSomebody's Daughter by David Bell
on January 1st 1970
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four-stars

Somebody’s Daughter captured my attention and I did not want to put it down! I literally sat and read the entire book with a 24-hour period. David Bell has done it again!!! This is a thriller roller coaster ride full of family secrets, bombshells and suspense!

Michael and his wife, Angela are enjoying a quiet night at home when his ex-wife, Erica, shows up desperate and begging for help. Her 9-year-old daughter, Felicity, is missing. Michael feels bad but doesn’t know what she wants from him, until she reveals he is the girl’s father. She also tells him the girl resembles his sister who died when they were children which she knows will pull at his heartstrings. Not knowing if she is telling the truth or not, he decides to help. He has always wanted a child. He and his wife are currently trying to have a child. What if this girl is his child? He would not be able to live with himself if he did not help in finding the child. Why did his ex-wife never tell him she was pregnant when they divorced? Why has she remained silent about the girl? Just what happened the day the girl went missing?

As he leaves with his ex-wife to find her (and maybe his) daughter, his current wife, Angela learns some “truths” which are troubling to her, concerning her husband and several of his family members. It turns out Michael’s ex-wife was not the only one keeping a secret(s) in this book. Through the course of the night searching for the missing girl, twists and turns, revelations and hidden agendas come into play.

There are quite a few characters in this book, but it is very easy to keep track of them from the police detectives, the family members, old neighbors, exes, and suspects. Whew! I really like when I cannot figure a book out. There suspense galore as most of the chapters end in a tiny cliffhanger which has the reader begging for more information. Some of the characters seems a little off – so the reader never knows if we can fully trust them – which adds to the fun of reading this psychological thriller.

There are quite a few twists and turns which had me turning the pages. I really enjoyed this book. I think fans of mystery/thriller/suspense books will enjoy this. There are no graphic scenes, excessive language or violence so most people will be able to enjoy this book. As I previously stated, I liked that I did not have the book figured out. I also enjoyed the various POV chapters. I found they helped move the story along and kept my interest.

Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

four-stars

Bring Her Home

Bring Her HomeBring Her Home by David Bell
Published by Books on Tape on July 11th 2017
ISBN: 1524721530
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four-stars

Not everything is as it seems in this book.

Bill Prices’s world has been turned upside down. His daughter, Summer and her best friend Haley have gone missing. Bill is still recovering from his wife’s death a year and a half earlier. He is called by police and learns that the girls have been found in a city park. His daughter is badly beaten but alive. Her friend Haley did not survive the attack.

Bill sits by his daughter and waits for answers. His daughter is not responsive except to say NO NO NO NO NO. His sister Paige comes to town to sit by his side and be a support as the the police (and Bill) try to find answers. Bill begins to learn more about his daughter Summer and some unsavory actions of her peers. As more information comes to light, a pressing question is asked…is the girl in the hospital bed really his daughter? If not, who is the girl in the hospital? Bill also learns that another girl who resembles Haley and Summer is missing. Are the missing girl cases related?

Secrets come out and the truth is revealed. I was not too shocked at one of the “reveals.” The pacing of the plot in this book was spot on -nothing felt rushed or hurried. I really enjoyed the mystery and as I mentioned there is more than one “reveal” in this book. Very nice touch as not everything is as it seems in this book. This book does not disappoint and keeps the action moving at a steady pace. This was my first David Bell book but it will not be my last. This book is a fast read perfect for summer.

I received an ARC of this book from Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

four-stars