Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell

This is another one of those authors where I’ve seen people rave about and I just seem to miss out on them until it’s almost too late. This book has just been re-released as a mass market paperback edition and I was fortunate enough to get a copy to read.

Thank you Get Red PR and Berkley Books for sending a copy my way in exchange for my honest review.

It’s always how bad things seem to go – you just end up at the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s what happens to Nick in this story. He catches a glimpse of a girl in the grocery store who oddly enough looks like an ex-girlfriend of his who has since passed on. Fast forward to the next day, she is found dead with his name and address in her pocket. Is there any connection between this girl and his ex-girlfriend whom he can’t seem to get over?

I don’t want to give any more details away about the book because it’s a wonderful suspenseful novel that really captivates you with each chapter. I think everyone can relate to the feelings of dealing with the loss of a first love. This one just was extra fishy for Nick. Something wasn’t right about it, which makes for a good mystery. The only thing that didn’t completely win me over with this book was the ending. I expected things to go differently based on what we had learned about Nick as a character throughout the novel. I will definitely backtrack and add David’s other books to my list to read after having finished this one and enjoying his style of writing.

4/5 Stars


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