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Cemetery Girl Paperback – October 4, 2011
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Praise for Cemetery Girl
“Cemetery Girl grabbed me by the throat on page one and never let up. An intense, unrelenting powerhouse of a book, and the work of a master.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart
“An utterly compelling thriller...an absolutely riveting, absorbing read not to be missed.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger
“Trust me: you have never read a missing persons story like this one....A fast, mean head trip of a thriller that reads like a collaboration between Michael Connelly and the gothic fiction of Joyce Carol Oates, Cemetery Girl is one of those novels that you cannot shake after it's over. A winner on every level.”—New York Times bestselling author Will Lavender
“Cemetery Girl is a smasher. It twists and turns and never lets go.”—New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard
“A tense and terrifying journey that brims with emotional authenticity. Bell manages not only to build suspense effectively but also tell a story that goes way beyond simple thrills.”—Booklist
“Disturbing, brilliantly engaging, and a must read for thriller fans.”—Suspense Magazine
More Praise for David Bell and His Novels
“One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”—Suspense Magazine
“A natural storyteller and a superb writer.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille
“Taut, intelligent, and intense suspense that is deeply human.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Greaney
“Bell is a brilliant craftsman as well as storyteller.”—The Providence Journal
About the Author
David Bell is a bestselling and award-winning author whose work has been translated into six languages. He’s currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His novels include Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.
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Well, David Bell, author of “Cemetery Girl”, I blame you for another sleepless night. I had to start your book, and I couldn’t put it down!! So I do have a WARNING for all readers, don’t read this before you go to sleep, or you will have dark circles under your eyes!! This is an intense, suspenseful, chilling, thrilling and captivating read.
Can you even imagine if your child was missing for four years, and then was found walking along the road, and brought home? Isn’t this every parent’s nightmare? In this day and age, we pick up a newspaper and read about kidnappings, murders and terrible crimes. As parents do you blame yourselves? Can you imagine everything that you have gone through for four years? Can you imagine what your daughter has gone through?
David Bell is an amazing storyteller and his descriptions are vivid and detailed. He describes his characters as complex and complicated. There are twists and turns and ups and downs. This fells like a crazy roller coaster ride. The genre is fiction, mystery, suspense and thriller, and yet at times it feels so very real. Well, you know the daughter is home after four years being somewhere. This has taken a toll on the parents. The father is obsessed to find out what happened. Don’t you want to know?
I would highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy a great thriller and suspenseful story. Just be prepared that things are not like they seem, and several characters could be suspect. Again, this comes with a WARNING: Do not read before you go to sleep!!! Happy Reading !! “Cemetery Girl” has a new cover, and is in a new paperback edition which comes out February 6, 2018.
As I read the book I was struck by the sense that he really has it right - he knows exactly how a relationship could develop between victim and abductor and the dialogue sounded very authentic to my non-expert ears. Throughout the story, there was always a sense of gloom and foreboding. There was a lot of ways the story could end but none of them would restore everything back to normal. I had even constructed in my mind at just short of the half way point an ending which I felt was very likely, perhaps too convenient but nevertheless a potential climax that could finally gladden the reader's heart. But I was kidding myself. I finally realized that Bell had crafted a very consistent, very punch-to-the-gut story line that wasn't going to end with Lassie coming home. Well, not exactly........
Protagonist Tom Stuart, father of Caitlin and husband of Abby tells this riveting story from his perspective. The story is broken into three parts. The first part deals with events leading up to Caitlin's disappearance. The second takes us through the aftermath and how it impacts them. In the third part of the book Caitlin returns, thin, dirty and silent. She is changed; gone is their beautiful vibrant daughter. This isn't how they imagined her return, and Tom is still seeking answers.
This story while fictional could be ripped from the headlines of any news paper. It gives us an in-depth look at the chilling horror of having your child abducted. Tom and Abby are flawed, both as humans and parents. I would be naïve to believe I was a perfect parent. I think we all question ourselves. Bell's characters show us their raw emotions. They give voice to unspeakable thoughts making this all the more surreal. While this isn't a Stephen King novel, the tale is so real, so horrible that you will find yourselves checking on your kids in the middle of night.
Cemetery Girl will leave its mark on the reader. The next headline of a child's abduction will draw you back in and make you think about the unthinkable. I will unquestionably be reading more of David J Bell's work.