Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Somebody I Used to Know by David J Bell

Somebody I Used to Know
by David J Bell

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She is the spitting image of his college girlfriend, Marissa Minor, who died in a campus house fire twenty years earlier. But when Nick tries to speak to her, she acts skittish and rushes off.

The next morning the police arrive at Nick’s house and show him a photo of the woman from the store. She’s been found dead, murdered in a local motel, with Nick’s name and address on a piece of paper in her pocket.

Convinced there's a connection between the two women, Nick enlists the help of his college friend Laurel Davidson to investigate the events leading up to the night of Marissa’s death. But the young woman’s murder is only the beginning...and the truths Nick uncovers may make him wish he never doubted the lies.

Kritters Thoughts:  From the beginning, I trusted the main character Nick, even when others didn't and I saw something in him that just made me believe that he was honest and trustworthy.  In the first chapter, Nick sees a young woman in the grocery store that looks like the spitting image of a girlfriend from his past that died and from this moment the reader knows they are going on an adventure.  

This book didn't stop.  I couldn't pause to breath and there wasn't a dull moment.  Nick goes into his past to relive the details of the house fire and find out the truth that he didn't look for as he was entrenched in emotions.  I loved that his quest wasn't easy, but it wasn't too off the wall either!  He had hurdles but they weren't out of nowhere.  

I loved this book, but because it didn't let me breath, I had to read something in a completely different genre after it.  I couldn't go from this one to another mystery/thriller.  This is my first experience with the author David J Bell and I plan on reading many more, but knowing that I will have to read something completely light and fluffy afterward for a breather!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 38 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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