From David Bell—bestselling author of Bring Her Home and Cemetery Girl—comes a chilling novel of guilt, regret, and a past which refuses to die...
Three months earlier, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia. But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared—and hasn’t been seen again. Jenna has blamed herself for her friend’s disappearance every single day since then.
The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia “The Diamond Mom.” And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers—or easing her guilt.
But when her son’s new girlfriend—who suddenly arrived in town without a past—disappears, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia’s tragedy. And as long-buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.
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.
Praise for Since She Went Away
“[A] tantalizing thriller…Bell keeps readers on edge throughout.”—Publishers Weekly
“The totally unexpected ending alone is worth reading this thriller…an exciting read.”—RT Book Reviews
Praise for David Bell
“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
“David Bell writes spellbinding and gripping thrillers that get under your skin and refuse to let go.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Linwood Barclay