With his new thriller, Somebody's Daughter, David Bell has again proved why Suspense Magazine has called him “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”
When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep in a frenzy, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip everything in his life apart: her ten-year-old daughter Felicity is missing — and Michael is the father. Unsure whether this is the truth but unable to stand by and do nothing, Michael follows the elusive trail of a child he has always wanted but never knew he had.
After Michael departs, his wife, Angela, learns shocking news about Erica and fears for the safety of both her husband and the endangered girl. When a stranger, a man who claims a connection to Erica and her missing daughter, knocks on the door, Angela is drawn out into the night — and deep into the tangled web of Michael's past.
Told over the course of one night, lies that span a decade come bubbling to the surface, putting Michael and his entire family in jeopardy. And as the window for Felicity’s safe return closes, Michael will have to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.
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 Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.