Friday, July 21, 2017

Blog Tour and Book Review: Bring Her Home by David Bell

I'm excited today to be a part of the Bring Her Home blog tour! It's been awhile sine I've read a good mystery and this one looked so good, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read and review it when Berkley contacted me about joining the tour. I'm so glad I took the chance on this author because not only was this a fun read but I think I may have found a new author or try again in the future as well.



Title: Bring Her Home
Author: David Bell
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published By: Berkley Books (July 11, 2017)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:
In the breathtaking new thriller from David Bell, bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Somebody I Used to Know, the fate of two missing teenage girls becomes a father's worst nightmare.... 

Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price's fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer's bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer's life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He'll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family...






About the Author:



David Bell's newest novel, BRING HER HOME, will be released by Berkley/Penguin on July 11, 2017. His previous novels include SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University and can be reached via his website at www.davidbellnovels.com, on Twitter at Twitter.com/davidbellnovels, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/davidbellnovels.





It isn't often anymore that I read a good mystery or thriller, not because I don't love them, because I do, but because for whatever reason, more often than not, they get forgotten about but when I saw the synopsis for Bring Her Home, I knew I needed to make the time for it. Not only was Bell a new to me author but reading a mystery to me lately, was as well. And isn't summer the most perfect time for a good mystery? Okay, when isn't a good time for a good mystery but I digress. 

Bring Her Home turned out to be quite a refreshing read for me. Not only was it well written but it was also told through the point of view of Bill who not only lost his wife a few short years ago from the start of the novel, but like every parents worst nightmare, now has his daughter's whereabouts unknown to him. 

What parent doesn't fear this very thing happening every single time our child leaves the house?

This book played on my emotions in so many ways and while I did figure out who the bad guy was very early on it was okay because so many other things happened along the way that I didn't see coming and those things, those horrifying and seriously mysterious things, kept me reading and turning the pages. 

This really was a read that kept me guessing all the time on what could possible turn up next, knowing who the bad guy was or not and I loved that about it. It really was perfect for summer and kept me entertained all the way through.






26 comments:

  1. well some things you could predicted and some not. Maybe!

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    1. Yeah that is kind of how it went. ;)

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  2. I keep seeing this one and it intrigues me. Glad it kept the pages turning even if you figured some stuff out.

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    1. It does seem to be going around and yeah, it does count if it still has you turning the pages. ;)

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  3. Wow, that really sounds good. It sounds like this would make a great movie too.

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    1. Ooo I bet it would make a great movie!

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  4. Ooh this sounds chilling. Glad it was a good one, I've been reading a ton of suspense/ mysteries lately and loving them!

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    1. Me too Greg, especially over the summer and in fall for some reason.

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  5. I don't read a ton of mystery but this does sound like an interesting one. Glad hear it was an good summer read!

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  6. This sounds good, in spite of you figuring out who the bad guy was from early.

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    1. Thankfully it was still really good!

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  7. Love when they can keep you guessing. That's so fun :)

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  8. Glad there were things that occupied and surprised you despite knowing the identity of the bad guy. That's my main problem with mysteries- I get bored after I figure out who the bad guy is.

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    1. Yeah that happens a lot with me as well so I understand. ;)

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  9. Awesome, Ali! I'll put this on my TBR. Although after Final Girls, I'm a little wary of emotionally connecting to thriller characters. *shudder*

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    1. Oh I'll have to check out that one as well if you loved it!

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  10. I'm always up for a good thriller. I'm adding this one to my tbr list!

    http://simplyangelarenee.blogspot.com/2017/07/kiss-my-boots-by-harper-sloan-giveaway.html#disqus_thread

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  11. This sounds chilling, and as you mentioned, a parents worst nightmare, so I'd be tied up in knots reading this but its really sounds well done. Glad you enjoyed it Ali - thanks for putting it on my radar.

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  12. When I figure out the whodunit part of a mystery-that can sometimes ruin it for me, but when I keep interested and there's a lot going on then it can still be a great read for me. So I know what you mean. Glad you still enjoyed it Ali 🤗

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    1. Exactly. I'm so glad this still had other concepts to keep me interested. ;)

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