Author: David Bell
Publisher: Berkley Books
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father’s worst nightmare….
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.
As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.
When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family…
Ope’s Opinion: Wow! This is my first David Bell book – I can’t wait to start reading his other books now!
This book will grab you from the very beginning. The chapters are short, so I kept thinking one more chapter…. One more. It read really fast and the story was great. I thought I knew who did it, then some thing happened ( no spoilers ), so I figured I was wrong. Well, I was right, it just threw me off for a minute.
There was a bit of the story about two thirds of the way through that I felt was a wild goose chase and didn’t add to the other part of the story. The end revealed some things I was not expecting ( this is good ), but everything came to a conclusion.