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Somebody's Daughter

David Bell


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/9/2018)
Paperback (9/28/2021)
Library Binding, Large Print (10/17/2018)


A man must save the life of a little girl who may be his own flesh and blood in this pulse-pounding novel of psychological suspense from the USA Today bestselling author of Kill All Your Darlings.

When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Her ten-year-old daughter is missing—and Michael is the father. Unsure whether this is the truth but unwilling to leave the girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted but never knew he had.

Over the course of one night, lies that span a decade come bubbling to the surface, putting Michael, his wife, and his whole family in jeopardy. And as the window for a little girl’s safe return closes, Michael will have to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth....

Praise For Somebody's Daughter

Praise for Somebody’s Daughter

“A tautly told, heart-pounding read, Somebody’s Daughter is a page-turning whodunit where every character’s a suspect and no one can be trusted.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl and Every Last Lie

“Bell escorts readers on a ride-along through 12 adrenalin-charged hours as his characters track multiple leads in the search for a missing child...[a] heart-poundingly addictive thriller until the final page.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“[A] riveting thriller...Bell turns an ordinary life into a tense roller-coaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns.”Publishers Weekly
“Bell puts a new twist on the missing-child theme in this fast-paced narrative that spans just 12 hours.”Booklist 

“Somebody’s Daughter
is a compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller. But it’s also a sensitive meditation on what connects us to each other—and what we’ll do to hold on when life tears us apart. Don’t miss this smart and unrelenting page-turner!”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter

Somebodys Daughter by David Bell is compulsively readable with surprises that gripped me from start to finish. With nerve-shattering suspense, this well-crafted tale builds to an unexpected, chilling ending.”—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound

“With razor sharp prose and a satisfyingly twisty plot, Somebody’s Daughter is an intense, emotional thrill ride readers won’t want to miss!"—Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King's Daughter

Somebody’s Daughter
is both plausible and pulsating, a psychological thriller that hits perilously close to home.”—Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire Mysteries (the basis for the Netflix drama Longmire)

“Full of surprising twists, Somebodys Daughter hooks you from the start and draws you into a tale of secrets, lies, and lives haunted by the past. A suspenseful—and poignant—thriller.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of Unsub and Into the Black Nowhere

“David Bell never disappoints. Somebodys Daughter is a stunner, full of twists and turns and duplicitous motivations. Bell’s solid storytelling is as sharp and scary as ever. Fans of Harlan Coben will love this one.”—J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of Lie to Me

Praise for David Bell and his novels
“[Bell is] a bang-up storyteller.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer 

“A taut gem...straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”—The Providence Journal
“A thriller about family secrets that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”—News and Sentinel (Parkersburg, WV)
“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
“An intense, unrelenting powerhouse of a book, and the work of a master.”—New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart
“David Bell writes taut, intelligent, and intense suspense that is deeply human.”—New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney
“[A] twisty, realistic thriller.”—Houston Chronicle
“[A] tantalizing thriller...Bell keeps readers on edge throughout.”—Publishers Weekly
“A master storyteller with a sure hand at crafting characters you feel for and stories you relish.”—USA Today bestselling author Allen Eskens
“An absolutely riveting, absorbing read not to be missed.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger

Berkley, 9780399586057, 432pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

About the Author

David Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently a 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 include Kill All your Darlings, The Request, Layover, Somebody’s Daughter, Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, and Cemetery Girl.