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David Bell

(David Jack Bell)
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David Bell is the bestselling and award-winning author of six novels including The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl. He is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and can be reached through his website.

Genres: Mystery
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Dark Road Home (2016)
(Gin Sullivan Mystery, book 1)
Anna Carlisle
"Grabbed me at the very beginning and never let go."
The Shimmering Road (2017)
(Charlotte Charlie Cates, book 2)
Hester Young
"I simply could not stop reading this thrilling, beautifully written southern gothic mystery."
The Good Widow (2017)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"A wild, skillfully-written ride!"
Just Between Us (2017)
Rebecca Drake
"Rebecca Drake's Just Between Us is a riveting thriller that reveals the dark heart beating in the middle of American suburbia. Every character in this rich novel has a secret, and the secrets get deeper and darker as the pitch-perfect plot unfolds. This is a stunning story of friendship and the tangled lies that bind four women together. Don't miss it!"
The Chalk Man (2018)
C J Tudor
"The Chalk Man is a stunning debut, a riveting thriller about the powerful grip of the past and the unbreakable bonds of childhood friendship. The ending of this smasher will completely throw you for a loop."
Killer Choice (2018)
Tom Hunt
"A thrilling, masterful debut. Yes, the plot moves quickly and furiously, with twists and turns until the very last pages. But the book's real strengths are its rich characters and vivid writing. This is a fast, powerful, agonizing read, impossible to put down."
The Liar's Girl (2018)
Catherine Ryan Howard
"A haunting thriller... a fast-moving, crackling good novel."
The Children's Game (2018)
Max Karpov
"Max Karpov's The Children's Game is just about the timeliest novel I've read this year. But this is no mere ripped-from-the-headlines knockoff. This is a fast-paced, vivid, surprising thriller, featuring a great new hero for our troubled times, former CIA agent Christopher Niles. Don't miss this one. I can't wait to read more."
The Good Liar (2018)
Catherine McKenzie
"For many years, Catherine McKenzie has been writing some of the best thrillers around. She’s outdone herself with The Good Liar, the powerful and heartbreaking story of the painful aftermath of a national tragedy. It’s sharply written with engaging characters and twists and surprises up until the very last page. A smart, fast-paced, and riveting thriller!"
Last Girl Gone (2018)
(Laura Chambers Mystery, book 1)
J G Hetherton
"J. G. Hetherton's Last Girl Gone is a stunning debut that takes the reader down a dark and vivid rabbit hole. The twists and turns come fast and furious, and the novel's protagonist, journalist Laura Chambers, is a character I want to read more about. Swiftly paced, riveting, poignant and real, this book shows you can go home again…but you really may not want to."
Three Days Missing (2018)
Kimberly Belle
"Kimberly Belle's Three Days Missing is her best book yet. And that's saying a lot. This one is vividly written, emotional, and engaging, with real, three-dimensional characters who will always keep you guessing. And the finale...it's a right cross to the reader's jaw I never saw coming. Buckle up and turn the pages as fast as you can. This one's a winner!"
In Her Bones (2018)
Kate Moretti
"Kate Moretti's In Her Bones is a suspenseful, whirling spiral of mysteries within mysteries, plot twists you won't see coming, and characters linked by deadly fates that stretch across the years. Moretti's prose is crisp and masterful, her people rich and real. Don't miss this haunting, wild thrill ride."
My Sister Is Missing (2019)
Carissa Ann Lynch
"Carissa Lynch's MY SISTER IS MISSING is the best kind of thriller. It peels back the layers of our everyday world and shows us the frightening truth beneath the surface. This is an unnerving, creepy, hair-raising novel, one that will have readers sleeping with one eye open and carefully watching their backs."
Come and Get Me (2019)
(Caitlin Bergman Mystery, book 1)
August Norman
"August Norman's Come and Get Me peels the top layer off a bucolic, Midwestern college town and reveals the dark heart of a mystery beating underneath. This is a fast-paced, propulsive thriller, the first in a wonderful new series featuring dynamic journalist Caitlin Bergman. How long until we can read the next one?"

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