Never Come Back
By David Bell
(NAL Trade, Paperback, 9780451417510, 448pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
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Elizabeth Hampton is consumed by grief when her mother dies unexpectedly. Leslie Hampton cared for Elizabeth’s troubled brother Ronnie’s special needs, assuming Elizabeth would take him in when the time came. But Leslie’s sudden death propels Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew....
When police discover that Leslie was strangled, they immediately suspect that one of Ronnie’s outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth can’t believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother?
More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslie’s will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the family’s secrets unravel, a man from Leslie’s past who claims to have all the answers shows up, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.
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. David Bell is the author of Cemetery Girl, The Hiding Place, and Never Come Back, and he has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize.
Praise for David Bell’s Novels
“An utterly compelling thriller…an absolutely riveting, absorbing read not to be missed.”—Lisa Unger, New York Times Bestselling Author of Heartbroken
“Bell does a masterful job of crafting a crime story…riveting.”—-Suspense Magazine
“An artfully constructed tale…a powerful, provocative novel.”—Publishers Weekly
“A fast, mean head trip of a thriller…a winner on every level.”—Will Lavender, New York Times Bestselling Author of Dominance
“A master.”—John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author