Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Somebody I Used to Know” by David Bell, Berkley Press, December 31, 2018
I would like to give everyone fair warning about reading David Bell’s , Author “Somebody I Used to Know” before going to bed. I couldn’t put “Somebody I Used to Know’ down after starting it, and as a result didn’t go to sleep. David Bell has written another thrilling, edgy, page-turning, intense, intriguing, captivating, riveting, suspenseful and thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this novel are Thriller, Mystery, Suspense and Fiction. The timeline within this novel goes back twenty years, when it pertains to the characters or events in the story, and is set in the present. David Bell describes his suspicious and quirky characters as complex and complicated.
David Bell has an amazing style of writing some usual routine that turns into something mysterious and dangerous.. In “Somebody I Used to Know”, Nick Hansen, a typical single guy and main character stops to pick up some food to eat at the grocery store. Mind you, nothing exotic or extreme. Nick Hansen glimpses a young woman shopping who is a doppelgänger for his girlfriend,Marissa Minor that has been dead for 20 years in a fire. When Nick tries to talk to her she runs off.
The next day, the police knock on Nick’s door , and question him about the woman he saw. The young woman had a note in her pocket with Nick’s name and address. Unfortunately the young woman is now dead.
There are twists and turns, and ups and downs. Nick seeks out some friends that he can trust to find out while he himself seems to be considered a suspect. There are betrayals, attempted kidnappings, murder and danger. Many of his friends are not who he thinks. Many things are not what they appear to be.
This Mass Market Paperback comes out December 31, 2018. I highly recommend this book for those readers who enjoy a suspenseful and thrilling novel. Only remember you have been warned, do not read this book before going to bed.