Somebody I Used to Know by David Bell
Thank you to Get Red PR and Berkley Books for my free copy to promote the mass market paperback release. All opinions are my own.
Goodreads Synopsis: When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. She’s 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.
Review: This book had a very strong start and kept me engaged because I was desperate to know what happened to Marissa. I actually listened to the audio and was turning it up as fast as I could handle because I was so invested. Some of the twists/reveals at the end were a little predictable for me, but still a great story. If you were ever obsessed with the Missing Maura Murray podcast like I was, you’ll probably enjoy this story. It gives you that same need-to-know feeling, but actually provides resolution in the end.
Publication Date: December 31, 2018 (MMPB)
Overall Rating: 4/5