WKU English professor David Bell’s fifth novel, Never Come Back, will be released Oct. 1 with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin USA.
Bell will launch his book tour in support of Never Come Back at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green. The event is free and open to the public. The tour will also take Bell to other cities in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida and New York.
Never Come Back tells the fictional story of graduate student Elizabeth Hampton, who is consumed by grief when her mother, Leslie, dies unexpectedly. Leslie Hampton cared for Elizabeth’s troubled brother Ronnie’s special needs, assuming Elizabeth would take him in when the time came. But Leslie’s sudden death propels Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew…. When police discover that Leslie was strangled, they immediately suspect that one of Ronnie’s outbursts took a tragic turn. Elizabeth can’t believe that her brother is capable of murder, but who else could have had a motive to kill their quiet, retired mother? More questions arise when a stranger is named in Leslie’s will: a woman also named Elizabeth. As the family’s secrets unravel, a man from Leslie’s past who claims to have all the answers shows up, but those answers might put Elizabeth and those she loves the most in mortal danger.
Praise has been pouring in for Never Come Back:
- Publishers Weekly says, “Bell does a good job exposing the seaminess underlying seemingly placid smalltown life… sensational.”
- Kirkus Reviews calls the novel “an intriguing, layered psychological thriller.”
- Suspense Magazine says, “a definite page-turner… David Bell, once again, has written an incredible, unique thriller that will have you hooked!”
More information is available online at http://www.davidbellnovels.com/.
Contact: Kristie Lowry, (270) 745-4502.