Bring her home

David Bell, 1969 November 17-

Book - 2017

"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 l...ife. 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 ..."--

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Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Published
New York : Berkley 2017.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
451 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780399584442
0399584447
Main Author
David Bell, 1969 November 17- (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Bell's (Since She Went Away) fraught family thriller puts a number of people through an emotional wringer, but none more than widower Bill Price, who lost his wife to a home accident less than two years earlier. Now he rushes to the Jakesville hospital, where his 15-year-old daughter, Summer, who's been missing for nearly two days, is in intensive care after being found, unconscious and badly beaten, in a local park. Summer's best friend, Haley Rodgers, died of her injuries in the park attack. A distraught Bill quickly focuses blame on three boys who were friends of the girls. Secrets emerge about Summer's life as she remains in a coma. Then a shocking revelation changes everything, and further revelations drive Bill to more and more desperate behavior in an exhausting series of trials and tribulations. Six-city author tour. Agent: Laney Katz Becker, Lippincott, Massie, McQuilkin Literary. (July) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"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 vigilover 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 piercestraight to the heart of his family..."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When his missing daughter is found beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life, widower Bill holds vigil over her bandaged body and confronts unsettling truths about his family.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When his teen daughter is found beaten beyond recognition beside the body of her best friend, a grieving widower begins a bedside vigil while struggling to come to terms with devastating secrets from his daughter's life. By the award-winning author of Since She Went Away. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

“Bell imagines a suburban world where no one really knows what’s happening behind all those drawn blinds. In Bell’s take, though, even the people inside don’t really know what’s happening. That’s where his brilliance, and the brilliance of Bring Her Home, rests.”—Providence JournalIn 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... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED