Jul 11 2017
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Bring Her Home by David Bell – Release Day Review + Giveaway

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Bring Her Home by David Bell – Release Day Review + GiveawayBring Her Home by David Bell
Published by Berkley on July 11, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father's worst nightmare....

Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price's fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer's bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer's life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He'll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family...

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My Thoughts on Bring Her Home

Bring Her Home by David Bell is the story of two missing girls and what happens when they are found. This is the first book I have read by David. I quickly found myself wrapped up in the story. Early on, I guessed a twist in the story. I was concerned that I had figured it all out, and with a good bit of the book left, I didn’t know where the story was going. But I quickly realized that the author was not done with the twists and turns in this one.

I thought this was a well-written story. While I didn’t feel like there was a lot of suspense or even thriller moments, I felt it was a solid idea and the author executed it well. Overall, I enjoyed the story. I will definitely be reading the author’s earlier works.

There were a couple of issues in the storyline that I have also seen others mention in their review. I didn’t give the book 5 stars because of this. It was also a bit repetitive in some parts…I felt like the story was longer than it needed to be. Perhaps because of the length is the reason why there wasn’t really a suspense/thriller aspect.

I received a finished copy of this book from the publicist. I am voluntarily sharing my honest review, and all opinions are my own. Thank you for the opportunity to read this book.


Bring Her Home Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win a paperback copy of Bring Her Home. This giveaway is open to US entrants ages 18 and over. Giveaway runs through July 18, 2017. Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants. Good luck!!

Bring Her Home by David Bell

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About David Bell

Author David Bell

David Bell is the author of seven novels from Berkley/Penguin, including BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, and in 2013, he won the prestigious Prix Polar International de Cognac for best crime novel by an international author. He is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University where he directs the MFA program in creative writing. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he spends his free time rooting for the Reds and Bengals, watching movies, and walking in the cemetery near his house. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with his wife, writer Molly McCaffrey.

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  • B. J.

    I love thrillers, especially ones with secrets. This book sounds amazing!

  • Anita Yancey

    I would like to read this book, because I am a big fan of David Bell’s. I’ve read most of his books so far. Thanks for this chance.

  • Darlene Owen

    I want to read this because I love mystery books.

  • Kim hansen

    Sounds like a good read.

  • Dianne Nickel Casey

    I think the book sounds like a great read. I enjoy suspense novels and this sounds like my type of book.

  • Johnna Edwards Smith

    sounds very intriguing!

  • Julie Bickham

    I want to read this because it seems like a page tuner!!

    • Hi, Julie! Congratulations, you are the winner! Thank you for entering. 🙂

      • Julie Bickham

        Yay!! I can’t wait to read it!

  • anne

    This novel sounds captivating and intriguing.

  • Jennifer C

    I have wanted to read a David Bell book for a while and this sounds like the perfect place to start!

  • Angel Wells

    I have read one other of his books and loved it. I can’t wait to read this one and I love the cover too!!

  • Jana Leah

    I’m intrigued by the twists & turns.