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Never Come Back


Leslie Hampton always cared for her troubled son Ronnie’s special needs and assumed that her daughter Elizabeth would take him in when the time came. When Leslie dies unexpectedly, Elizabeth is consumed by grief. Then police discover that Leslie was strangled, and they immediately suspect that one of Ronnie’s outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth can’t believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother?

More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslie’s will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the family’s secrets unravel, a man from Leslie’s past who claims to have all the answers shows up, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.


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Praise for: Never Come Back

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“Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid small town life… sensational.”
—Publishers Weekly 

“An intriguing, layered psychological thriller.”
—Kirkus Reviews 

“David Bell has established himself as one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time… a definite page-turner… Bell, once again, has written an incredible, unique thriller that will have you hooked!”
—Suspense Magazine 

“A story with lots of twists and turns.”
—Culture Fly  

Domestic Publisher

New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Books USA

International Translations

Australia, France, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom

Book cover: Ne Reviens Jamais David Bell