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In the pulse-racing new suspense novel from the bestselling and acclaimed author of Bring Her Home and Since She Went Away, the life of a little girl rests in the hands of the father who never even knew she existed...

When Michael Frazier's ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica's nine-
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by Berkley Books
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Erika Dale I was wondering the same thing after just finishing last night. I guess they got a paternity test to prove that the kid was his and the poor missing k…moreI was wondering the same thing after just finishing last night. I guess they got a paternity test to prove that the kid was his and the poor missing kid was just a red herring to throw the reader off. (less)

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Debra
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Somebody's Daughter captured my attention and I did not want to put it down! I literally sat and read the entire book with a 24-hour period. David Bell has done it again!!! This is a thriller roller coaster ride full of family secrets, bombshells and suspense!

Michael and his wife, Angela are enjoying a quiet night at home when his ex-wife, Erica, shows up desperate and begging for help. Her 9-year-old daughter, Felicity, is missing. Michael feels bad but doesn't know what she wants from him, unt
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Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
Suspenseful mystery that kept me guessing!

After finishing dinner late one evening, Michael and his wife Angela are startled by a knock on their door. When Michael opens the door, he is surprised to see his ex-wife Erica. Even more surprising is when Erica tells Michael that he has a nine-year-old daughter named Felicity! Erica then goes on to reveal that Felicity has gone missing and she needs Michael’s help finding her, which lays the groundwork for a lot of action, drama, and a little bit of c
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Deanna
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2018
My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...


Another great read from David Bell!!

When the doorbell rings at eight o’clock on a normal Tuesday evening, Michael Frazier is surprised. The doorbell almost never rings. Michael was just thinking about the upcoming trip that he and his wife, Angela are taking. They have been trying to have a child for quite some time and they hope that some time away together will help them realize their dream.

When Michael opens the door he’s
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Kaceey
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
A pleasant, quiet evening at home. That’s the plan for Michael and Angela tonight. A scrumptious dinner, maybe some Netflix and well...after all, they are trying to have a baby. The perfect evening for this perfectly happy couple. Then the doorbell rings.

Enter Erica, Michael’s ex-wife, with some shocking news. After announcing to Michael that her daughter Felicity is missing, she’s now pleading for his help in finding her.

Without thinking, (literally) Michael drops everything and hea
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Berit☀️✨
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley, 2018
4 Somebody’s Missing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book pulled me in from the very first chapter and did not let go until the very end... The book is told From alternating points of view... with very short chapters that all have a bit of a cliffhanger at the end... this made this book a very quick and suspense filled read...

One quiet night at home Michael answers the door to find Erica... and his life is changed forever.... Erica‘s daughter Felicity is missing... and the kicker Felicity is also Michael’s daug
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 Li'l Owl
A missing child. A desperate search. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, finishing it two sittings!


What would you do? 
Michael and his wife, Angela, are settling in for an evening together when there's a knock on the door. When Michael opens the door he's shocked to find his ex-wife, Erica, standing on the doorstep. He  hasn't seen or heard from her in ten years. Now, she wants his help to find her missing nine year old daughter, Felicity, who went missing earlier that morning. Michael's conf
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Marialyce
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 eye opening stars
My reviews can be found here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres...

A knock on the door.... An ex wife's plea....a chance for a child.....a lie or the truth

Michael and Angela Frazier are having a quiet evening, when a knock on the door interrupts all that quiet and is the beginning of a suspenseful laden trail to find the whereabouts of Michael's ex wife Erica's daughter, Felicity. Michael feels sympathy for Erica but then she delivers a punch that leaves Michael and Angela
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Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
Michael and Angela Frazier are happily married and are desperate for a baby after years of failure. One evening, Michael’s ex-wife, Erica, appears at their door unannounced. This is a big surprise since the two have not been in touch for many years. She is in a frantic state after the disappearance of her ten-year-old daughter Felicity. Erica gets Michael to help her investigate after revealing that Felicity is his child.

Erica believes that Felicity’s music teacher is involved in the abduction
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Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
2 stars. This storyline didn’t work for me.

I had a fantastic experience with this author’s previous novel “Bring Her Home”. Having loved that one (I gave it 5 stars!), I was excited to start this one. Unfortunately for me, this seemed like it was written by a completely different author.

Starting with the positives, I really enjoyed the short chapters. Most of them ended with somewhat of a cliffhanger, making it easy to fly through this book. The author, David Bell, has a knack for creating a str
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Diana | Book of Secrets
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Michael Frazier is in for a shock when his ex-wife, Erica, shows up unexpectedly at his door one evening. They divorced 10 years ago, but she's back to tell him that her nine-year old daughter, Felicity, is missing (surprise!) and that Felicity is Michael's daughter too (bigger surprise!). Erica is desperate for his help. He has no time to wrap his mind around this revelation before he's caught up in the mad search for Felicity too. Angela, his current wife, is none to thrilled with the situatio ...more
Norma
3.5 stars!

This was a Traveling Sisters “birthday” read for my dear friend, Kaceey! It was so much fun discussing and reading this book together!

We planned on “meeting” at a certain time to read and discuss the ending altogether. I hadn’t even picked the book up yet so I had to race through this one to be at the same spot as everybody else was when we started reading together. Luckily I was immediately drawn into this story and found the story to be an entertaining and enjoyable one. The short ch
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Sherri Thacker
Jul 13, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my 3rd book I’ve read by David Bell. I loved his other 2 I read and was excited to see he had a brand new book out. I felt that this book dragged around the middle in spots. I just felt like it took forever to get to the end, maybe because it was all told over a 24 hr time period? It kept me interested but I THOUGHT I had guessed the ending at about 35% - but nope, a big twist at the end!! The ending shocked me! Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this book for my honest opinion ...more
Emer (A Little Haze)
I don't tend to read many thrillers as so many these days seem to have a lot of graphic violence and I have a very weak stomach when it comes to such things but I do enjoy a fast paced, somewhat trashtastic thriller that doesn't contain gory detail. And I mean trashtastic in a very affectionate way. The kind of book that you can get lost in over the course of a day lounging on a beach somewhere during your summer holidays or indulge in a quiet afternoon on the sofa after a long, stressful week. ...more
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

A nine-year-old is missing.

Did she run away or was she kidnapped.

Kidnapped is the consensus.

The suspect could be anyone - a single person or a team.

The drama begins with the ring of the doorbell.

Angela and Michael didn’t expect to see his ex-wife, Erica, on their front porch. What Erica had to tell Michael was a shock.

Erica’s daughter is the nine-year-old missing, and she wanted Michael to help her. The reason she wanted Michael to help was an even bigger shock.

We follow the investigation as
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Wendy
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Somebody's Daughter is my 1st novel by David Bell.
Told with multiple points of view his writing kept my interest, especially his ability to leave you hanging at the end of each chapter. This made it very difficult to stop at any given point.
A missing child and a frantic search, made this novel a page-turner.
Late one night Michael opens the front door to find his ex-wife in a panic, telling him that he has a daughter and she is missing. Unwilling to do nothing, Michael is then taken on a whirlwin
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Amy
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. To say I was blown away, satisfied and completely engrossed in this one would be a huge understatement, this book totally consumed me. The blurb is enticing enough but trust me my friends, it does not even come close to conveying just what a twisty, wild ride Somebody’s Daughter is. I know I say this every summer when Mr. Bell releases a new novel, but I’m saying it again anyway, this is my favorite of his books to date and his best yet.

Bell is the master of taking ordinary people and thrus
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Dennis
24 meets Law and Order, meets Taken—if you've never read anything by David Bell, Somebody's Daughter will surely take you by surprise. Michael Frazier and his wife Angela are trying to get pregnant; following the fertility methods by the book. Michael and Angela live a nice upper middle class life in a renovated home that he's had for years; a house that his ex-wife and him used to share. His ex-wife Erica has been out of the picture for a long time now, but she surprises Michael and Angela ...more
Holly
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2018
*3.75

Having trouble rating this one. I’m a huge fan of David Bell’s. His books keep you riveted till the end. This one is no exception. Hooked me right from the start. The books begins with a knock at the door of Michael ‘s Home. When he opens the door he’s surprised to see his ex-wife standing there. They haven’t seen or spoken in ten years but that’s not the biggest surprise. Erica’s daughter, and supposedly Michael’s, is missing. So Michael sets off with Erica to help find her, leaving behind
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Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
It's no secret that I'm a fan of Bell. His writing is addictive as he writes short hanging chapters that keep you turning page after page. All three I've read from him have something to do with a daughter being gone. What else can he do with these poor girls!! I'll always want to know!

I couldn't imagine having my husband's ex-wife show up on my front porch saying their child that he had no idea he had, is missing. I mean, BOOM - what a way to start. (Also, I can't particularly imagine having a h
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NZLisaM
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, suspense, mystery
Middle-of-the-Road Domestic Noir!

2.5 Rounded up!

Husband and wife, Michael and Angela Frazier, are enjoying a quiet evening at home, when the doorbell rings (I have to mention this because the author dedicated an entire page to the doorbell for some reason?!). Michael answers it to his ex-wife, Erica, whom he hasn’t seen in years. She then drops the biggest bombshell of his life (the first of many he’ll receive over the next several hours) – tells him he’s the father of her ten year-old daughter,
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Maureen
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
This was my first book by David Bell and it did not disappoint!

Michael Frazier and his second wife, Angela have a good marriage and are trying for their first child. Otherwise their life seems almost perfect, until one day Michael's ex-wife shows up on their doorstep and shocks him by saying he has a 10 year old daughter, conceived after they split and she has gone missing. She wants Michael to go with her to find Felicity.

This was a very good, fast-paced book. The author cleverly ended each sh
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BernLuvsBooks
A thrilling ride filled with secrets, suspense and action!

This book was sitting on my TBR for over 2 years! Why did I wait so long to read it? I actually listened to the audiobook and was fully engrossed from beginning to end. Let me set the scene for you - Michael and Angela Frazier are happily married and trying to conceive after years of failure. One evening Michael’s ex-wife, Erica, appears at their door frantically asking for his help locating her missing daughter, Felicity, who she believe
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Pretty good twists. 3.5 stars
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I have read several of David Bell’s books now and they have all been great with the edge of your seat, biting your nails, suspense and thrills.

This new book, Somebody’s Daughter, has a great premise and plot. After all, we are talking about a missing child so there is suspense built in just within that aspect.

But something was missing in this book. When the doorbell rang and he found out who was standing on the other side, I knew what direction
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Darinda
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael finds himself in an odd situation when his ex-wife, Erica, shows up unexpectedly in his life. She needs help finding her missing daughter, who she claims is his daughter too. His marriage to Erica ended 10 years ago, and they have had no contact with one another, so the surprise of a nine-year-old daughter is a big shock to him. Michael is a good guy though, so he wants to help find the little girl, whether she is his child or not. However, this does cause some problems with his current ...more
Chloe
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
When the doorbell rings the last person Michael expected to see was his ex-wife Erica . Erica’s missing her 9 year old daughter Felicity who might be Michaels daughter and needs his help to find her.Michael then embarks on a journey with his ex-wife while his current wife Angela tries to solve the mystery herself revealing some deep-rooted secrets in Michael’s family

Somebody’s Daughter is a fast read by David Bell with lots of characters which sometimes seem confusing. There were some twists an
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Bandit
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
David Bell is usually a pretty reliable choice when it comes to suspense thrillers. This one, though, reads like it’s been phoned in or whatever the literary equivalent of that would be. Actually, it reads like it was written purely for the paycheck and was paid for by the page. That’s seems like a pretty severe estimation, but I’ve read every book Bell’s written so far, I know how well he can write and have a wide pool for comparison, so…yeah. This is thriller lite version, primarily a family d ...more
Erin Dunn
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free ebook copy of Somebody's Daughter By: David Bell in exchange for an honest review.



It's thrillers like Somebody's Daughter that are the reason I have so many trust issues. Whew, so many of the characters in this book are hiding secrets! I really didn't like any of the characters (in a good way), except Michael's wife, Angela. I loved her character, but with some of the things that happened I wan
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Jessica Strawser
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweeping readers into the chaos of one breathless night, SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER calls uncomfortable attention to the fact that water under the bridge can rise without warning. By daybreak, Bell will have you questioning everything, from how much the truth matters, to whether there are wrong ways of doing the right thing. A well-paced race against time that will grip you from the first chapter all the way to its satisfying conclusion. (With gratitude to the author/publisher for providing an ARC for ...more
Kimberly Young
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Imagine your ex-wife of 10 years ago showing up at your house one evening and telling you her daughter is missing. You didn’t even know she had a daughter. Then she tells you it is your daughter. This is what happens to Michael Frazier. He is now happily married to Angela, and they have been trying to have children with no success. When his ex-wife Erica shows up and drops this bombshell he doesn’t know what to do. He decides to go with Erica to try to help her find her/possibly their missing da ...more
Jayme
Jul 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-tbr
Tuesday 816 PM

The doorbell rings, just as Michael and his wife Angela are finishing a late dinner. They joke that it must be the neighborhood kids selling candy.

They never could’ve guessed that it would be his ex wife, Erica, claiming that her daughter Felicity was missing, and that she has come to Micheal’s house for his help because he is the father. The father to a child he didn’t know even existed.

The action takes place over the next 12 hours as everyone related to the case stays up all ni
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David Bell is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning suspense novelist. His most recent thriller from Berkley/Penguin is THE REQUEST. His previous novels include LAYOVER, SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky ...more

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