When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, unexpectedly shows up on his doorstep, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Her ten-year-old daughter is missing–and Michael is the father. Unsure whether this is the truth but unwilling to leave the girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted but never knew he had.
After Michael departs, his wife, Angela, learns shocking news about Erica and fears for the safety of both her husband and the endangered girl. When a stranger, a man who claims a connection to Erica and her missing daughter, knocks on the door, Angela is drawn out into the night–and deep into the tangled web of Michael’s past….
Over the course of one night, lies that span a decade come bubbling to the surface, putting Michael, his wife, and his whole family in jeopardy. And as the window for a little girl’s safe return closes, Michael will have to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth…
Praise for: Somebody’s Daughter
- Library Journal starred review
- Target featured new release
- Library Reads Selection
“Bell escorts readers on a ride-along through 12 adrenalin-charged hours as his characters track multiple leads in the search for a missing child….[a] heart-poundingly addictive thriller until the final page.” —Library Journal starred review “A tautly told, heart-pounding read… Every character’s a suspect and no one can be trusted.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL “SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is a compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller. But it’s also a sensitive meditation on what connects us to each other—and what we’ll do to hold on when life tears us apart. Don’t miss this smart and unrelenting page-turner!” —Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of THE RED HUNTER “Full of surprising twists, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER hooks you from the start and draws you into a tale of secrets, lies, and lives haunted by the past. A suspenseful—and poignant—thriller.” —Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE “[A] riveting thriller….Bell turns an ordinary life into a tense roller-coaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns.” —Publishers Weekly “With razor-sharp prose and a satisfyingly twisty plot, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is an intense, emotional thrill ride readers won’t want to miss.” —Karen Dionne, international bestselling author of THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER “Both plausible and pulsating, a psychological thriller that hits perilously close to home.” —Craig Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of the Walt Longmire mysteries “Sweeping readers into the chaos of one breathless night, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER [is] a well-paced race against time that will grip you from the first chapter all the way to its satisfying conclusion.” —Jessica Strawser, author of ALMOST MISSED YOU “Bell puts a new twist on the missing-child theme in this fast-paced narrative that spans just 12 hours.” —Booklist “David Bell never disappoints. SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is a stunner, full of twists and turns and duplicitous motivations. Bell’s solid storytelling is as sharp and scary as ever. Fans of Harlan Coben will love this one.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of LIE TO ME “SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER by David Bell is compulsively readable with surprises that gripped me from start to finish. With nerve-shattering suspense, this well-crafted tale builds to an unexpected, chilling ending.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and NOT A SOUND
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