Review: Since She Went Away by David Bell & Giveaway

Since She Went Away by David Bell
Since She Went Away by David Bell

Since She Went Away by David Bell

New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, 2016

With Questions For Discussion

My Review (5 Stars: Loved it!)

David Bell is a smooth storyteller.  I enjoyed this captivating novel.  It is an, easy to read suspense/mystery with a steady pace and great characterizations.

Since She Went Away takes place in a small town.  At the heart of this story is a single mother, Jenna Barton and her teen-aged son, Jared.  The suspense and the mystery surround Jenna’s friend, Celia, who is missing and Jared’s girlfriend who is new in town.

Please feel free to enter the giveaway contest below.  You don’t want to miss this novel!

First Chapter(s)


Five police cars.  Three news vans.  And one coroner’s wagon.

Jenna Barton saw them as she made the turn onto the last county lane.  The vehicles were fanned out around the old weathered barn with one all collapsing and the others hanging on for dear life.

About The Author

David Bell is 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 previous novels are Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place and Cemetery Girl.

I’d like to thank the publisher for sending me this book to read and for sponsoring this giveaway contest (June 21-July 18) for a free copy of Since She Went Away.

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** This is the second novel I’ve read by Bell.  The first one was in 2015, The Cemetery Girl.

Disclosure of Material Connection: 

I received this book  free from the publisher, Random House as well as an advance copy via NetGalley.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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