The Request (Paperback)

By David Bell

Berkley, 9780440000907, 416pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2020

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Hardcover (6/30/2020)

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Description

When a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman’s murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover.

Ryan Francis has it all—great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child—and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman’s home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryan’s darkest secret—which could jeopardize everything in Ryan’s life—Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake’s request.

When he arrives at the woman's home, Ryan is shocked to find her dead—and just as shocked to realize he knows her. Then his phone chimes, revealing a Facebook friend request from the woman. With police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his friend was setting him up for murder.
 
Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, Ryan must find the real murderer—but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined.


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.


Praise For The Request

Praise for Layover

"A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end."—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door

"[A] fast-paced thriller....Bell keeps the reader guessing whodunit until the end."—Publishers Weekly
 

“[A] canny new thriller….Those seeking an intelligent, believable thriller that plays intriguing tricks with the formula of the gullible man and conniving woman won’t be disappointed.”—The Columbus Dispatch
“David Bell takes what could have been a fleeting moment between strangers to tell a whirlwind story about secrets, regrets, and sacrifice. LAYOVER is a deliciously infectious thriller.”—Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife

"David Bell is a top-notch storyteller....I flew through this twisting, riveting psychological thriller."—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us
 
“A killer premise kicks off David Bell’s twisty, breakneck thriller, and has you tearing through the pages to a shattering finale.”—Louise Candlish, international bestselling author of Our House
 
More Praise for David Bell and His Novels

"[A] taut gem...a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner."—Providence Journal


"A tautly told, heart-pounding read...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

"A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller...[a] smart and unrelenting page-turner!"—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter

"[Bell is] a bang-up storyteller, armed with enough detours and surprises to keep the pages turning."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Bell is a master of suspense with well fleshed out characters and enough suspense to keep readers turning the pages until the end."—Midwest Book Review

"[A] suspenseful page-turning thriller."—Hello Giggles