Somebody I Used to Know

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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.


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Praise for: Somebody I Used to Know

  • Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • USA Today bestseller
  • American Booksellers Association IndieBound bestseller
  • Target Emerging Authors selection

A “satisfying thriller… Distinctive characters and a smartly crafted plot lift this well above the genre average.” —Publishers Weekly  “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.” —Fresh Fiction   “A well-written, well-timed, steady-paced mystery.”Shelf Addiction   “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

Domestic Publisher

New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Books USA