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Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell Book Review

Somebody's Daughter by David Bell Book Review Really Into This Goodreads

Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell Book Review

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Publication Date June 26, 2018

When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica’s nine-year-old daughter is missing–and Michael is the father. Unable to quickly determine if Erica is telling the truth, and unwilling to leave the little girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted and never knew he had.

But finding Felicity comes at a price–the closer Michael gets to the truth, the further into jeopardy his marriage falls and the faster his family begins to unravel. As lies that span a decade bubble to the surface and the window for Felicity’s safe return closes, Michael will have just a few short days to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.

Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell Book Review

This book is kind of wild. Think about it. A woman (Erica) shows up on her ex-husband’s doorstep saying, “My kid is missing. Oh, by the way, she’s your kid. Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner. Let’s look for her”.

Felicity Is Missing

Michael does the “right’ thing and goes with her. How could he not? They’ve got a ton of history, she’s a wildcard & what if this really is his kid? He can’t just let Erica spiral while he stays cozied up in his home. Things get real tense when Michael’s new wife, Angela, isn’t really on board with this plan. Too bad, he heads out with Erica to find Felicity.

Fast Chapters, Tons of Secrets & Shady Ass Characters

First, I love David’s nod to the wonderful Keri Russell show, Felicity. That is a nice touch. Another thing I really enjoy about David Bell’s writing style is his quick chapters. It’s easy to burn through several chapters & get a lot of information in a sitting. But, who does that? His storytelling moves so fast, that it’s difficult to stop in the middle. The changing narrators, different points of view & cliffhanger chapters make Somebody’s Daughter a great thrillride. I finished it in less than 24 hrs.

I also really appreciate a shady ass character. There are several in Somebody’s Daughter. You know the type, the people you know you shouldn’t trust, but you try to give them the benefit of the doubt. Later, you want to kick yourself. I love seeing these characters in literature because I know several shady ass people in reality!


I am Really Into This book! Somebody’s Daughter is an enjoyable & tense thriller that moves fast. This is my first David Bell book & I’m looking forward to reading more! Even better, Somebody’s Daughter makes my Summer Poolside Reading List.

Special thanks to David Bell Berkley Books & NetGalley for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review. 

Be sure to check out all the books on Sarah’s Summer Poolside Reading List!

Check out our review for David Bell’s Bring Her Home.

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David Bell Author Writer Book Review Bring Her Home

David Bell


David Bell is the author of seven novels from Berkley/Penguin, including BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, and in 2013, he won the prestigious Prix Polar International de Cognac for best crime novel by an international author. He is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University where he directs the MFA program in creative writing. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he spends his free time rooting for the Reds and Bengals, watching movies, and walking in the cemetery near his house. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with his wife, writer Molly McCaffrey.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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