The bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Cemetery Girl, “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time” (Suspense Magazine) delivers a pulse-pounding thriller about a man who is haunted by a face from his past...
When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.
The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket.
Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning...and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.
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Wow! It’s been a while since a mystery has held my interest like this one did.This was the first book I’ve read by this author and I certainly will be looking for his other novels.
Nick Hansen is a lonely 40-year-old divorced man living in a small college town. He sees a young woman at the grocery store and is astonished that she reminds him of his former college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who allegedly died 20 years earlier with three other students in a horrific campus house fire. When he approaches the girl and asks if she is related to the Minor family, she panics and runs from him.
The next morning the police bang on his door and awaken him. They show him a photo of the girl from the store and tell him she has been found dead with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket. Soon Nick learns he’s a “person of interest.”
Nick believes a connection exists between the murdered girl and his old...
It was an ordinary day. An ordinary trip to the grocery store. And he looks up and sees a girl he thinks he knows. A girl that died twenty years ago. Ordinary then swirls into extraordinary.
The plot slick and smooth right from the outset, David Bell sets his readers afloat a riveting river of mystery and intrigue; a robust, enigmatic undercurrent tugging us forward. A fog hangs low, distorting our vision. And so we try and guess where it is we are heading. But it is impossible for us to anticipate the twists and turns.
Told with a staccato rhythm, the prose thumps in our chest. Each chapter a race to the edge of a cliff. Bell is a master tease, whetting our appetite for more. So we turn the page, hungry for another taste of this delicious tale. And then we reach the end and feel more satisfied than we’ve ever felt before.
Somebody I used to Know was my first dip into the crime fiction genre in many, many years and Bell’s impeccable...
Review: Nick never expected that an innocent trip to the grocery store could change his life. But there she is. At least it looks like it could be her. But it can’t be. She’s been dead for twenty years. When the police come to his door the next morning informing him that the woman has been murdered and his name and address were found on her body, he finds himself on a quest to find out the truth surrounding the death of Marissa and this stranger from the grocery store and how the two are connected.
OMG! I loved this book! That’s all I’ve got to say….Just kidding. Somebody I Used to Know is written brilliantly. First lets look at the main character. Nick is just an ordinary guy. Divorced with a step-son that he doesn’t get to see often. He’s a social worker, volunteers at the humane society, and lives a pretty simple life, but he still mourns the death of his college girlfriend and love of his life.
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