The Forgotten Girl
The Forgotten Girl by David Bell.
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: NAL (October 7, 2014)
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.
I have read a number of books by David Bell, including: Never come Back, Cemetery Girl, The Hiding Place and now, The Forgotten Girl. He is a very good story teller! I've enjoyed all the books I've read by him and even waiting for July for yet another book to come out.
This particular book I wasn't really sure of, because it was a more modern then most I like to read, but I should have known better. Once the characters grab you and you can tell there are "secrets" to be revealed, it becomes a page turner. And as any good story teller he leaves a few surprises for near the end of the book.
I'm looking forward to his next book .. and glad each story is different from the others.