Since she went away

David Bell, 1969 November 17-

Book - 2016

"From David Bell--bestselling author of Somebody I Used to Know and The Forgotten Girl--comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past that refuses to die.... Three months earlier, Jenna Springer was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend, Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared--and hasn't been seen again. Jenna has blamed herself for her friend's disappearance every single day since then. The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earri...ng found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia "The Diamond Mom." And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers--or easing her guilt. But when her son's new girlfriend--who suddenly arrived in town without a past--disappears, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia's tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies"--

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Genres
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Published
New York, New York : New American Library [2016]
Language
English
Item Description
Includes readers guide.
Physical Description
411 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780451474216
045147421X
Main Author
David Bell, 1969 November 17- (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this tantalizing thriller from Bell (Somebody I Used to Know), the small Kentucky town of Hawks Mill makes the news when Celia Walters disappears near Caldwell Park, where she was supposed to be meeting her friend Jenna Barron late one night. Celia, dubbed the "Diamond Mom" by sensationalist media, dropped one diamond earring at the scene. Jenna feels both guilt and loss as the months pass, as does Ian, Celia's husband. Relentless pressure from TV reporter Becky McGee and crime show host Reena Huffman intensifies with each new development in the case, including a man's attempt to pawn Celia's other diamond earring. In addition to dealing with the media, Jenna must face the scrutiny of police detective Naomi Poole, who's leading the investigation, and cope with her 15-year-old son, who's become infatuated with a troubled new girl in town. Bell keeps readers on edge throughout. Agent: Laney Katz Becker, Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin Literary. (June) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

After her best friend Celia disappears, Jenna Springer blames herself, but when her son's new girlfriend also goes missing, Jenna discovers disturbing secrets about Celia's life that show how even simple lies can tear a family apart.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Jenna Springer tirelessly searches for her best friend, who has gone missing, leaving only a lone diamond earring behind at the place they were supposed to meet. Discussion guide available. By the best-selling author of Somebody I Used to Know.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"From David Bell--bestselling author of Somebody I Used to Know and The Forgotten Girl--comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past that refuses to die.... Three months earlier, Jenna Springer was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend, Celia.But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared--and hasn't been seen again. Jenna has blamed herself for her friend's disappearance every single day since then. The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia andJenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia "The Diamond Mom." And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers--or easing her guilt. But when her son's new girlfriend--who suddenly arrived in town without a past--disappears, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia's tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From David Bell—bestselling author of Bring Her Home and Cemetery Girl—comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past which refuses to die...   Three months earlier, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and hasn’t been seen again. Jenna has blamed herself for her friend’s disappearance every single day since then.   The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia “The Diamond Mom.” And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers—or easing her guilt.   But when her son’s new girlfriend—who suddenly arrived in town without a past—disappears, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia’s tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

From the USA Today bestselling author of Kill All Your Darlings comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past that refuses to die....   Three months ago, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and she hasn’t been seen since.    The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia “The Diamond Mom.” And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers—or easing her guilt.   But when her son’s new girlfriend disappears too, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia’s tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.