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Praise for the Novels of David Bell

Somebody I Used to Know

“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] satisfying thriller . . . distinctive characters and a smartly crafted plot.”


Publishers Weekly

“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

The Forgotten Girl

“David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer.
The Forgotten Girl
is a mystery lover’s mystery: a quick-paced and intriguing tale of what happens when the past catches up with the present.”

—#1
New York Times
bestselling author Nelson DeMille

“The best crime novels combine a breakneck thriller plot with a piercing examination of family relationships.
The Forgotten Girl
hits this standard and then some.”

—Jeffery Deaver,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Skin Collector

“[Bell is] a bang-up storyteller.”


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“[A] strong and moody novel . . . personal relationships are critical in this satisfying read, which is in the same class as Russell Banks’s
The Sweet Hereafter
.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go.”

—Linwood Barclay,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Far from True

“Realistic glimpses of small-town America. . . . You might want to read it the next time you’re drawn back to the place you came from. It’ll remind you of why you got the hell out of there in the first place.”

—The Washington Post

“A taut gem of a mystery . . . a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”

—The Providence Journal

Never Come Back

“David Bell [has] established himself as one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time . . . a definite page-turner.”

—Suspense Magazine

“Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid small-town life.”

—Publishers Weekly

“David Bell should be a household name for crime fiction lovers.”

—SheKnows Book Lounge

The Hiding Place

“A powerful, provocative novel.”

—Publishers Weekly

“David Bell does a masterful job of crafting a crime story . . . a riveting book with surprising but believable twists on every page.”

—Suspense Magazine

“A truly fascinating novel . . . an intriguing and complex plot that will keep the reader guessing up to the last chapter.”

—I Love a Mystery

Cemetery Girl

“An absolutely riveting, absorbing read not to be missed.”

—Lisa Unger,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Heartbroken

“A fast, mean head trip of a thriller that reads like a collaboration between Michael Connelly and the gothic fiction of Joyce Carol Oates.”

—Will Lavender,
New York Times
bestselling author of
Dominance

“Grabbed me by the throat on page one and never let up. An intense, unrelenting powerhouse of a book, and the work of a master.”

—John Lescroart,
New York Times
bestselling author of
The Ophelia Cut

“A tense and terrifying journey that brims with emotional authenticity. Bell manages not only to build suspense effectively but also [to] tell a story that goes way beyond simple thrills.”

—Booklist

“An intense ride, twisting through some creepy psychological terrain.”

—Houston Chronicle

“Disturbing, brilliantly engaging, and a must read for thriller fans.”

—Suspense Magazine

ALSO BY DAVID BELL

Cemetery Girl

The Hiding Place

Never Come Back

The Forgotten Girl

Somebody I Used to Know

NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY

Published by New American Library,

an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC

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This book is an original publication of New American Library.

Copyright © David J. Bell, 2016

Readers Guide copyright © Penguin Random House, 2016

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA:

Names: Bell, David, 1969 November 17– author.

Title: Since she went away/David Bell.

Description: New York, New York: New American Library, 2016.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016000473 (print) | LCCN 2016004532 (ebook) |
ISBN 9780451474216 (softcover) | ISBN 9780698188839 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Missing persons—Investigation—Fiction. | Secrets—Fiction. | BISAC:
FICTION/Suspense. | FICTION/Thrillers. | GSAFD: Suspense fiction. | Mystery fiction.

Classification: LCC PS3602.E64544 S56 2016 (print) | LCC PS3602.E64544 (ebook) |
DDC 813/.6—dc23

LC record available at http://lccn.loc.gov/2016000473

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

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Contents

Praise for David Bell
Also By David Bell
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
CHAPTER THIRTY
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
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