“David Bell is a natural storyteller and a superb writer. THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is a mystery lover’s mystery; a quick-paced and intriguing tale of what happens when the past catches up with the present. Mr. Bell understands the hearts and minds of ordinary and not so ordinary people, and his keen insights add a powerful dimension to his crisp writing.”
“Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid smalltown life... sensational”
“an intriguing, layered psychological thriller”
“a definite page-turner... David Bell, once again, has written an incredible, unique thriller that will have you hooked!”
"Bell follows his 2011 debut, Cemetery Girl, with an artfully constructed tale...a powerful, provocative novel."
"CEMETERY GIRL is a smasher. It twists and turns and never lets go."
“David Bell’s CEMETERY GIRL grabbed me by the throat on page one and never let up. An intense, unrelenting powerhouse of a book, and the work of a master.”
"CEMETERY GIRL is more than just an utterly compelling thriller—and it certainly is that. David Bell's stellar novel is also a haunting meditation on the ties that bind parent to child, husband to wife, brother to brother—and what survives even under the most shattering possible circumstance. An absolutely riveting, absorbing read not to be missed."
“David Bell's CEMETERY GIRL is my favorite kind of story because it takes the familiar and darkens it. This story is essentially about a missing little girl, but trust me: you have never read a missing persons story like this one. The reader is taken down the rabbit hole in this novel and when he comes out at the end—just beyond that mysterious and hopeful last page—he is all the better for having been invited inside Bell's disturbing, all-too-real world. I could not stop reading CEMETERY GIRL because I had to know how it ended. A fast, mean headtrip of a thriller that reads like a collaboration between Michael Connelly and the gothic fiction of Joyce Carol Oates, CEMETERY GIRL is one of those novels that you cannot shake after it's over. A winner on every level.”
“David Bell's CEMETERY GIRL is a smart, tense, creepy take on the story of a missing daughter, told by her far-from-perfect father. If you think you know this tale—from all-too-familiar newspaper accounts, from lesser movies and books—then this terrific novel will make you think otherwise.”
“With the psychologically twisted CEMETERY GIRL, David Bell moves into dark territory and stakes his claim as a writer to watch. An entertaining and wicked thriller. Consider me a fan.”
“David Bell is one of the best of the new voices of his generation. He writes with a clarity of both vision and purpose, and his characters are eerily familiar because they are just like you and me. Trust me—you're gonna like this guy.”