A master of the small-town, layered thriller, bestselling author David Bell crafts some of the smartest, most gripping novels in his own “suburban noir” style that certainly rival those of Tana French, John Hart, or Mary Kubica, including Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know. And now with Bring Her Home, Bell has again proved why Suspense Magazine has called him “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”
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.
With Bill’s sister by his side and a town in mourning, Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body. And he wants answers. But when troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He'll soon discover that everyone, including the dead, have secrets, and that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family.
David Bell is a bestselling and 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 previous novels are Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.