Monday, July 10, 2017

Bring Her Home by David Bell

 Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Expected publication: July 11th 2017 by Berkley

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...

My Thoughts…

I am a David Bell fan.   With each book of his that I have read I have been kept captive by his words needing to read straight through to the end to solve the mystery.   With Bring Her Home I solved the mystery before I reached the end but was still so hooked that I could not put the book down.   

The format of short chapters helps make the pages fly by.  I kept thinking 1 more chapter, just one more and then ending up reading for another hour.    I just couldn’t help myself. 

I like that this was a story about a single dad, a widow trying to figure out how to raise his teenage daughter.  He struggled, he loved, and he did the best he could.   I have teenage daughters and I know their dad loves them and would take care of them if something happen to me but there is so much that I do for them that he is clueless about that I feel like Bill is similar to my own husband.     Bill won me over that he never gave up.   He didn’t let the police keep him in the dark, he followed his gut and his heart to find out the truth about Summer’s disappearance.  

Bring Her Home is a great thriller.   There are twists, turns, and so many clues given.     They mystery isn’t hard to solve but it is so fun to learn more about the reasons, the whys, and the who’s. 

Thank you to Tara O’Connor and Sara Di Blasi at Berkley, Penguin Random House for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. 

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