The forgotten girl

David Bell, 1969 November 17-

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"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's 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. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's... past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister's life--and possible death--deepen. And 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. "--

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Genres
Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Published
New York, New York : New American Library [2014]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes readers guide.
Physical Description
435 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780451417527
0451417526
Main Author
David Bell, 1969 November 17- (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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. Agent: Laney Katz Becker, Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin Literary Agents. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Tasked with watching his niece while his estranged, former-addict sister attends to some business, Jason Danvers is forced to confront unresolved past issues when his sister never returns.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers's door . . . and it's 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. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason's past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister's life--and possible death--deepen. And 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. "--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Tasked with watching his niece after his estranged, former-addict sister shows up, Jason Danvers is forced to confront unresolved past issues when his she suddenly goes missing again. By the best-selling author of Never Come Back and Cemetery Girl. Includes reader's guide. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

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.