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David J. Bell

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David J. Bell is the author of THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University and can be reached via his website at www.davidbellnovels.com, on Twitter at Twitter.com/davidbellnovels, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/davidbellnovels.


Average rating: 3.41 · 5,851 ratings · 1,022 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
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SIBA Trade Show
Author appearance, September 19, 2014 04:00PM
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel, Norfolk, VA, US

http://www.sibaweb.com/trade-show-info/schedule
I'll be appearing on the panel called "Love and Loss" at the SIBA trade show.

THE FORGOTTEN GIRL Launch Event in Bowling Green
Author appearance, October 07, 2014 06:00PM
Bob Kirby Branch Warren County Public Library, 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green, KY, US

http://www.warrenpl.org/kirby.html
The launch of THE FORGOTTEN GIRL and a reading and a signing.

Books by the Banks
Author appearance, October 11, 2014 10:00AM
Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH, US

http://booksbythebanks.org/about/
I will be signing books at Books by the Banks.

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" I was lucy to win this book on Goodreads. I thought it was a good mystery-though it left me with questions that were unanswered at the end.

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" This is the first novel i read by David Bell, i am not much into suspense, crime, drama books, But i must say this book had me hooked from the beginning. Very intresting plot, with lots of mystery and guessing to it. I could use less of the foul l... " Read more of this review »
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“David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer. THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is a mystery lover’s mystery; a quick-paced and intriguing tale of what happens when the past catches up with the present. Mr. Bell understands the hearts and minds of ordinary and not so ordinary people, and his keen insights add a powerful dimension to his crisp writing.”
—Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go. This is his best so far."
—Linwood Barclay, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author

"David Bell’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is both a tightly-woven mystery and a frightening look at addiction, the mistrust it creates, the power of secrets, and the hurt created by the little lies we tell ourselves. I never felt like I had my feet under me. Bell has crafted an unforgettable story full of surprises. Don’t miss it."
—JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author”
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“David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer. THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is a mystery lover’s mystery; a quick-paced and intriguing tale of what happens when the past catches up with the present. Mr. Bell understands the hearts and minds of ordinary and not so ordinary people, and his keen insights add a powerful dimension to his crisp writing.”
—Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go. This is his best so far."
—Linwood Barclay, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author

"David Bell’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is both a tightly-woven mystery and a frightening look at addiction, the mistrust it creates, the power of secrets, and the hurt created by the little lies we tell ourselves. I never felt like I had my feet under me. Bell has crafted an unforgettable story full of surprises. Don’t miss it."
—JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author”
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Hello David,

It's a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ

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