She's Gone (Paperback)
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A new page-turning thriller from USA Today bestselling author David Bell.
When a girl disappears, who do you suspect?
When 17-year-old Hunter Gifford wakes in the hospital on the night of homecoming, he's shocked to learn he and his girlfriend, Chloe Summers, have been in a terrible car accident. Hunter has no memory of the crash, and his shock turns to horror when he is told Chloe's blood has been found in the car—but she has disappeared.
Back at school, his fellow students taunt him, and his former best friend starts making a true-crime documentary about the case—one that points the finger directly at Hunter. And just when things can't get any worse, Chloe's mother stands in front of the entire town at a candlelight vigil and accuses Hunter of murder.
Under mounting pressure from the police, Hunter takes matters into his own hands by questioning anyone who might know the truth and posting videos to prove his innocence. When Hunter learns he and Chloe were seen arguing loudly outside the dance, he faces a sickening possibility. Was he angry enough to kill the person he loved?
Praise for David Bell:
"David Bell is a top-notch storyteller and Layover is his best book yet. I flew through this twisty, riveting psychological thriller at breakneck speed, hooked from the first page right up through the book's breathless conclusion."—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us
"With hints of Patricia Highsmith's THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, this is a riveting thriller." —Palm Beach Daily News
"Readers will find themselves thoroughly immersed in this riveting thriller…both compelling and surprising."—Booklist
"Bell is a brilliant craftsman as well as storyteller."—The Providence Journal
David Bell is a USA Today bestselling author, Edgar Award nominee, and award-winning writer whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently a Professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he lives with his wife, YA author M Hendrix. This is his Young Adult debut.
"Friends, families, and investigators collide in this pacy, small-town thriller about a missing girl and the boyfriend who may have killed her. As the clues unfold, readers will be dying for answers until the final, shocking twist. A propulsive read!" — Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of Lies Like Wildfire and Friends Like These
"This gripping page-turner will keep readers guessing until the final twist" — Kirkus Reviews
"Short, propulsive chapters keep the pages of this well-paced mystery turning... [an] absorbing thriller" — Publisher's Weekly
"This is a worthwhile read for students in need of their next plot-twist fix" — School Library Journal
"This story is a page-turning thriller that will be sure to keep high school students reading... This would be a great addition to high school libraries and would appeal to students looking to entertain themselves with a suspenseful thriller." — School Library Connection