Thursday, July 16, 2015
Somebody I Used to Know
The breakout author of The Forgotten Girl and Cemetery Girl, “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time” (Suspense Magazine) delivers a new novel about a man who is haunted by a face from his past....
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.
The only reason that I did not give this book five stars is because I did not feel that every one else in this story raised to Nick's level. It was frustrating at times as I thought that Nick came off as the only sane and smart one including the police. It was like every one else was just along for the ride. Nick was way smarter and had to tell the cops what was going on.
The chapters may be short to make for a quick read but it was Mr. Bell's writing that gets the credit for making this book a quick read. The mystery surrounding Nick's girl friend had my interest until the every end. Speaking of ending. It was a fitting one.