Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Somebody's Daughter by David Bell

Title: Somebody's Daughter
Author: David Bell
Published: July 2018, Berkley Books
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Source: Publisher via GetRed PR

In the pulse-racing new suspense novel from the bestselling and acclaimed author of Bring Her Home and Since She Went Away, the life of a little girl rests in the hands of the father who never even knew she existed...
When Michael Frazier's ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica's nine-year-old daughter is missing--and Michael is the father. Unable to quickly determine if Erica is telling the truth, and unwilling to leave the little girl's fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted and never knew he had.

But finding Felicity comes at a price--the closer Michael gets to the truth, the further into jeopardy his marriage falls and the faster his family begins to unravel. As lies that span a decade bubble to the surface and the window for Felicity's safe return closes, Michael will have just a few short days to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.

My thoughts: I am a huge fan of David Bell's novels. I have now read quite a few of them and fall more and more in love with not only the characters he creates, but also his writing style. It's so addictive and riveting - once you start reading one of his books, you find yourself totally immersed in the story line and unable to walk away until you reach the last page.

This book completely mesmerized me - I read it in two sittings, unable to think of anything else while reading it. It takes place over the course of one night and let me tell you, I found that I was unable to trust anyone as I got deeper into the story...and I love that! As the story starts to unravel, secrets and lies are revealed that just hook you and keep you reading because you have to know where it is going.  

This is definitely a fast-paced, tense, suspenseful read. It has three different narrators and just as we learn something new, we are left with these mini-cliffhangers that just beg you to keep reading - oh and did I mention that the chapters are all relatively short, which just makes you want to keep reading. 

While I did figure out early on who had taken Felicity, I did not guess the why...and I'm totally ok with that. This in no way detracted from my enjoyment of this book. In fact, it made me think even more - if I was right, what would be the reason? 

This is such an addicting, thrilling read...one that would definitely be a great beach read! There is so much going on and so much to think about as it is all going on - you certainly won't be bored reading this one!



  1. Thanks for the wonderful review.

  2. I just finished this one and really enjoyed it! It was definitely fast paced and one I didn't want to put down.


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