The USA Today bestselling author of Somebody's Daughter and Layover presents a twist-filled thriller about a troubled family with long-buried secrets...
The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door in the form of his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town.
But Hayden never returns.
Her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on the night of their high school graduation twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. One by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them, and the secrets that should be taken to the grave.
Jason Danvers, the hero of this tense, cleverly plotted thriller from Bell (Never Come Back), has relocated with his wife to his hometown of Ednaville, Ohio, where he's making a fresh start after losing a job in New York City. The couple are surprised to receive a visit from Jason's estranged alcoholic sister, Hayden, who appears to be on the wagon. Hayden has some unfinished business to take care of in town, and asks Jason to look after her daughter, a high school junior, while she leaves for 48 hours. Hayden doesn't return, and her disappearance coincides with the resurfacing of a decades-old mystery involving Jason's best friend, Logan Shaw, who went missing in high school. When a link emerges between Logan and Hayden, Jason realizes that family and friends have been hiding deep secrets for years. Bell skillfully throws curveballs into the story line, though veteran mystery fans may anticipate the jaw-dropping finale.
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THE FORGOTTEN GIRL BY DAVID bELL
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN. New novelist in mystery series. Can't wat for the nex book that is due out in August, 2015.
I read quite a few chapters before giving up and began scanning pages - desperately hoping for a glance at any kind of resolution to this bore. Never found one.