I cannot believe that I have somehow managed to NOT read this author’s work before. David Bell’s newest, Somebody I Used to Know, is one of the best suspense novels I have read in a long time!
Like many of us, Nick Hansen fell truly and madly in love when he was in college. He and his girl, Marissa, had all of the usual hopes and dreams that we all have at that age. But tragedy struck, and Nick is all alone.
Now jump ahead two decades, and Nick is once again alone (recently divorced; no children) and has a decent job as a social worker. His life is settled. Some might say even boring and a little bit sad. But at the grocery store one day, all that is about to change. Right in front of Nick is a young woman that he swears is Marissa, but when he approaches her, she runs away. Acting almost afraid of him. Could it have been Marissa? But she’s been dead for 20 years and this girl could not be more than 20 years old…
Hours later, he is contacted by the police. Why? Because a young woman has been found murdered with Nick’s name and phone number on her person and her description matches the girl Nick saw in the grocery store. And the police want to know the connection.
So does Nick.
Read-alike author: Harlan Coben