The bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Cemetery Girl presents a twist filled thriller about a troubled family whose secrets should be taken to the grave…
The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door in the form of his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town.
But Hayden never returns.
And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them.
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“David Bell has fashioned a taut gem of a mystery in The Forgotten Girl, a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”—Providence Journal
“Realistic glimpses of small-town America…You might want to read it the next time you’re drawn back to the place you came from. It’ll remind you of why you got the hell out of there in the first place.”—Washington Post
“The Forgotten Girl is a tightly-woven mystery…Bell has crafted an unforgettable story full of surprises. Don’t miss it.”—New York Times Bestselling Author J.T. Ellison
More Praise for David Bell
“One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”—Suspense Magazine
“A natural storyteller and a superb writer.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille
“David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Linwood Barclay