Somebody I Used to Know
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.
Praise for: Somebody I Used to Know
- A Target Emerging Authors selection
A “satisfying thriller… Distinctive characters and a smartly crafted plot lift this well above the genre average.”
“Filled with twists and turns that will have you forgetting everything you are supposed to do until you reach the very last page…David Bell sure knows how to rope the reader in.”
“A well-written, well-timed, steady-paced mystery.”
“Bell has a knack for writing suspenseful crime fiction with strong emotional, human elements, and his latest, Somebody I Used to Know, is no exception… A perfect read for fans of dark mysteries and crime thrillers mixed with poignant family drama.”
—Book of Secrets
A Word on Words: Somebody I Used to Know
New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Books USA