Bring Her Home
by David Bell 3.5 Stars
This is a good summer mystery, while I enjoyed it, I found it very predictable. For me, I have to feel something for the characters and I didn’t like any of them. This story is about a parent's worst nightmare, a missing teen. I imagine that each of us would react differently to this situation. This is the second book I have read by Mr. Bell, and look forward to others. I would highly recommend the book.— From Staff Picks- Della
“Bell imagines a suburban world where no one really knows what’s happening behind all those drawn blinds. In Bell’s take, though, even the people inside don’t really know what’s happening. That’s where his brilliance, and the brilliance of Bring Her Home, rests.”—Providence Journal
In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father’s worst nightmare....
Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.
As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.
When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family...
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About the Author
David Bell is a bestselling and award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His previous novels are Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.
“Taut, intelligent, and intense suspense that is deeply human.”—Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author of Gunmetal Gray
“Exciting and well-layered....David Bell is a master storyteller with a sure hand at crafting characters you feel for and stories you relish.”—Allen Eskens, USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury
“A tense and twisty suspense novel about the dark secrets that lie buried within a community and a father who can save his daughter only by uncovering them. Will leave parents wondering just how well they truly know their children.”—Hester Young, author of The Gates of Evangeline and The Shimmering Road
“A gripping, immersive tour-de-force full of twists and turns. Bring Her Home kept me flipping the pages late into the night. Don’t expect to sleep until you’ve finished reading this book. I could not put it down!”—A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife
“In David Bell’s riveting Bring Her Home, the unthinkable is only the beginning. From there, the story races through stunning twists all the way to its revelation, without letting its heart fall away in the action. Intense, emotional, and deeply satisfying. This one will keep you up late into the night. Don't miss it!”—Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full and Monday’s Lie
“Spellbinding and pulse-raising, Bring Her Home hooked me from the first sentence and surprised me until the final pages. Sharply written and richly observed, this book is about the secrets we keep, the mysteries that keep us, and the lengths a father will go to for the daughter he loves. David Bell is a masterful storyteller who has perfected the art of suspense in Bring Her Home.”—Sarah Domet, author of The Guineveres
More Praise for David Bell
“[Bell is] a bang-up storyteller, armed with enough detours and surprises to keep the pages turning.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“[A] twisty, realistic thriller.”—Houston Chronicle
“Bell is a brilliant craftsman as well as storyteller.”—The Providence Journal
“A natural storyteller and a superb writer.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille
“One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”—Suspense Magazine
“David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go.”—New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay
“A master.”—New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart
“The best crime novels combine a breakneck thriller plot with a piercing examination of family relationships. The Forgotten Girl hits this standard and then some.”—New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver