My rating: 5 of 5 stars
THE FORGOTTEN GIRL by David Bell is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will leave you wondering what the people closest to you are really capable of. The story begins when Jason’s sister, Hayden, shows up after being gone for years and then immediately disappears again. As the events unravel, you realize that no one is who they seem and some secrets are better left hidden. The character development and pacing in this novel are so artfully accomplished that just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, Bell surprises you with a crazy twist of an ending that will leave you speechless long after the last page is turned. I definitely recommend this novel, along with his other novels, CEMETERY GIRL and NEVER COME BACK, to anyone who loves a good mystery thriller and who isn’t afraid to lose a little sleep at night.