Bring Her Home
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, ...more
I read the description for this book and I knew it was a book that I had to read. I was positive I was going to enjoy it. I'm really happy to say that "Bring Her Home" did not let me down.
The book opens with a father charging into an emergency room looking for his daughter. Bill Price had received the call that no father wants to get....
"She's here. Somewhere. She's here"
The emergency room is packed and he has no ...more
Errors aside, which I hope for the sake of the author and the readers who purchase this book are corrected during the final editing process, this was a repetitive and overly-dramatized story of a ...more
Summer and her friend Hailey go out one evening as most teenage best friends do. Just one problem- they don't come home. 2 days later the police find 2 girls savagely beaten beyond recognition. One alive and one dead.
Now Bill Price, father of one of the missing girls is turning over every stone to find the reason behind the beating and murder.
Unfortunately, I can't get any deeper into the plot without giving too much away. I don't want to spoil it for ...more
I read this with Brenda and we found ourselves addicted to the pages, hanging on every single word!
This was my first David Bell book and it DEFINITELY won't be my last - I loved his writing!
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Bring Her Home is a captivating, tense and emotional story of a father’s frantic quest to bring his daughter home. When we first meet Bill he is grieving a loss and is soon faced with another nightmare. We really loved hearing the story from Bill’s perspective and we could feel his desperation, grief, frustration and anger as he searched for answers to the secrets of today and some that are buried in the past.
In this well-paced story, David Bell led ...more
This is the kind of book that can easily be spoiled with too much talk of the plot, so I’ll just say wow. Lots of delicious and disturbing surprises made this an entertaining read. The characters were complicated, flawed, and easy to ...more
I realize I'm in the minority. I'm fully aware there are those who adore Bell's writing. This is my first book of his and I did not enjoy reading it.
This is a story of a parent's worst nightmare - doubled. There are two missing girls: one is found badly beaten, barely alive and the other is dead. The nightmare for this father continues to get worse, if you even can imagine that happening.
This is all loosely based on a true story that was in the news a few years ago so the ...more
GREAT start, GOOD story, SHORT chapters, but (for me) long-winded redundant conversations were somewhat bothersome.
BRING HER HOME is a difficult novel to review without giving anything away....and I do not want to ruin the big-time, shocking revelations for other readers, but will say......
What happened to 15 year old Summer...and why is the gist of the storyline, and her father's emotional turmoil and often haphazard, but persistent stance to help solve the mystery...and...more
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 ...more
Summer and Haley were the best of friends since first grade, and now that they are teenagers they share secrets and go everywhere together.
Going everywhere together one fateful night turned into a nightmare for Bill, Summer's father, and Haley's mother.
The police were investigating everyone who had known the girls and everything that had happened to Bill and Summer before and after the death of ...more
The more time Bill spends in Summer's hospital room, the more he starts to question ...more
I have heard so many good things about this author and have really been wanting to read his books, yet inexplicably, the three novels of his I own have sat lonely and neglected on my bookshelf for FOREVER!! At the beginning of this year, I set a resolution to read more of what I already own, and to only buy when I get more caught up with these. I'm really glad I've been able to stick with this...as I've discovered several hidden gems, including this book!
Bring Her Home is what I ...more
So what’s it about? A year after Bill’s wife unexpectedly dies, he is faced with another terrifying situation. Right on the first page we are experiencing Bill’s anxiety while he enters a hospital. His daughter, Summer and her best friend, Haley, have been found badly beaten. The girls had gone out for Halloween and never made it back. Now that Summer has been found ...more
Talk about some curve-balls! Thank you, David Bell, for making me second guess myself fifteen times and be completely surprised at the end of every 4 chapters.
I mean that though, this book is so well written, and so freaking good. I couldn't put it down, and I mean that. I flew through this book because there was so much weirdness going on, and I couldn't make sense of any of it, or place the cause of any weirdness and I had to figure ...more
A couple of weeks ago I participated in a special blog tour to celebrate Bell’s newest release, if you missed it here’s my review of The Forgotten Girl. I’m a huge fan of his novels and BHH is hands down my new favorite! It was shocking, compelling and ultimately a satisfying read.
Bill is an average man, a father still grieving after the sudden loss of his wife when the unthinkable happens and his teenaged daughter, Summer goes missing. This ...more
I read a lot of mystery and thriller books (obviously!) so, when I come across one that impresses me, I feel like shouting from the rooftops. Bring Her Home, by David Bell, was one of those books that made me want to shout. Fast-paced and entertaining, I found myself completely invested to our protagonist and his struggles.
The novel opens with ...more
Bill Prices's world has been turned upside down. His daughter, Summer and her best friend Haley have gone missing. Bill is still recovering from his wife's death a year and a half earlier. He is called by police and learns that the girls have been found in a city park. His daughter is badly beaten but alive. Her friend Haley did not survive the attack.
Bill sits by his daughter and waits for answers. His daughter is not responsive except to say NO NO NO ...more
Bill was running around doing some bonehead things that I personally didn't agree with. I also don't know how I would react in a similar situation. There were some twists in the book that kept it exciting. I liked that it wasn't predictable. There were parts I ...more
BRING HER HOME by David Bell - Thank you so much to Berkley Publishing for my free copy - all opinions are my own.
Bill Price lost his wife in a tragic accident a year and a half ago. Now his fifteen-year-old daughter Summer, and her best friend Haley, are missing. In a matter of days, both girls are recovered at a park, Haley found dead, while Summer has been beaten up beyond recognition.
While Summer is unconscious laying ...more
David Bell is a master of twists and turns. Leading you down the garden path into what you expect, however, when you get there, everything is completely different.
This story deals with every parents nightmare. A gruesome crime that has everyone looking for answers. With truths and untruths at every turn, it’s hard to know who to believe and who to trust.
The author definitely has a way with pulling you directly into the story. With amazing ability to keep you reading long into the night, ...more
Days later, they're found in a city park; ...more
Let me start by saying that I'm a fan of David Bell's. For that reason, I was excited when I saw this available on Netgalley and even more excited when I got approved. Then I read it. This, unfortunately, didn't live up to my expectations. That doesn't mean I won't be excited in the future from reading anymore of Bell's books. He's good......usually.
This book, however, didn't work for me. First off, I completely hated the main character: the Dad. I thought he was an asshole! Nothing he ...more
After losing his wife julia Bill Price has to deal with his Fifteen year old daughtwer Summer & her best friend ...more
It is very difficult to say anything more about the plot without giving the story away. This book is full of twists and turns. It started out real great and kept me engrossed trying to guess what ...more
I found this to be a rather enjoyable read. After really enjoying Somebody I Used to Know and Since She Went Away, I jumped at the chance to read David Bell's newest release. I do have to say that I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the others that I have read but I still found it to be a solid story. I liked the format of the book with short chapters that seemed to move really fast. I found myself wanting to read this for ...more
It isn't often anymore that I read a good mystery or thriller, not because I don't love them, because I do, but because for whatever reason, more often than not, they get forgotten about but when I saw the synopsis for Bring Her Home, I knew I needed to make the time for it. Not only was Bell a new to me author but reading a mystery to me lately, was as well. And isn't summer the most perfect time for a good mystery? Okay, when isn't a good time for a good mystery but I digress.
Following Somebody I Used to Know and Since She Went Away, this was my third book by David Bell. I ...more
“Exciting and well-layered....David Bell is a master storyteller with a sure hand at crafting characters you feel for and stories you relish.”—Allen Eskens, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Life We Bury
“A tense and twisty suspense novel about the dark secrets that lie buried within a community and a father who can save his daughter only by uncovering them. Will leave parents wondering just how well they truly know their children.”—Hester Young, author of The Gates of Evangeline and The Shimmering Road
“A gripping, immersive tour-de-force full of twists and turns. BRING HER HOME kept me flipping the pages late into the night. Don’t expect to sleep until you’ve finished reading this book. I could not put it down!”—A. J. Banner, bestselling author of The Good Neighbor and The Twilight Wife
“In David Bell’s riveting BRING HER HOME, the unthinkable is only the beginning. From there, the story races through stunning twists all the way to its revelation, without letting its heart fall away in the action. Intense, emotional, and deeply satisfying. This one will keep you up late into the night. Don't miss it!”—Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full and Monday’s Lie
“Spellbinding and pulse-raising, BRING HER HOME hooked me from the first sentence and surprised me until the final pages. Sharply written and richly observed, this book is about the secrets we keep, the mysteries that keep us, and the lengths a father will go to for the daughter he loves. David Bell is a masterful storyteller who has perfected the art of suspense in BRING HER HOME.”—Sarah Domet, author of The Guineveres”