Somebody's Daughter Is Now Live!
By: David Bell
Publisher: Berkley Books
Releases: July 10, 2018
In the pulse-racing new suspense novel from the bestselling and acclaimed author of Bring Her Home and Since She Went Away, the life of a little girl rests in the hands of the father who never even knew she existed...
When Michael Frazier's ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica's nine-year-old daughter is missing--and Michael is the father. Unable to quickly determine if Erica is telling the truth, and unwilling to leave the little girl's fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted and never knew he had.
But finding Felicity comes at a price--the closer Michael gets to the truth, the further into jeopardy his marriage falls and the faster his family begins to unravel. As lies that span a decade bubble to the surface and the window for Felicity's safe return closes, Michael will have just a few short days to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.
Photo: © Glen Rose Photography
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 novels include Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.
When Michael Frazier's past shows up on his doorstep he is ready to shut the door in her face and send her packing, but before he can give into that impulse she utters something that rocks him to his core... he has a daughter and she is missing! His ex-wife hasn't always been truthful with him so at first he has his doubts about what she is telling him, but she is adamant that it is true, and with a child's life possibly hanging in the balance he isn't so willing to take any chances, so he gives in and offers to help her find their daughter. But saying "yes" to her could potentially cause a riff with his new wife, especially since the subject matter is something that is so important to them now, they have been trying for a child of their own, and so far been unsuccessful. He feels like he is stuck between a rock and a hard place, and is unsure who to believe or where to turn...
From the first page of this exquisitely crafted tale you will be hooked, these characters will lure you in, dazzle you with their thrilling adventure, and leave you saying WOW!! This is my second novel by this author, and I have to say I loved this one just as much as the last, it was downright amazing!! It is a stirring tale, with a multi-layered plot that will toy with your thoughts, rattle your defenses, and have you dangling breathlessly from every word! If you like thrillers, then I highly suggest you get your hands on this one, you won't be disappointed with what you find!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.