The Forgotten Girl (Paperback)

By David Bell

Berkley, 9780593099926, 448pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/6/2014)
Paperback (10/7/2014)

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Description

The USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter and Layover presents a twist-filled thriller about a troubled family with long-buried secrets...

The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door in the form of his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town.

But Hayden never returns.

Her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on the night of their high school graduation twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. One by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them, and the secrets that should be taken to the grave.


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 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 Layover, Somebody’s Daughter, Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.


Praise For The Forgotten Girl

Praise for The Forgotten Girl

“David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer. The Forgotten Girl is a mystery lover’s mystery.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille

The Forgotten Girl is a tightly-woven mystery...Bell has crafted an unforgettable story full of surprises. Don’t miss it.”—New York Times Bestselling Author J.T. Ellison
 
“David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go. This is his best so far.”—New York Times bestselling author Linwood Barclay

“David Bell has fashioned a taut gem of a mystery in The Forgotten Girl, a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”—Providence Journal

“Realistic glimpses of small-town America...You might want to read it the next time you’re drawn back to the place you came from. It’ll remind you of why you got the hell out of there in the first place.”—The Washington Post 

More Praise for David Bell

“One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”—Suspense Magazine

“A master of suspense.”—Midwest Book Review

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

“[A] page-turner....Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid small-town life.”—Publishers Weekly