Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Since She Went Away by David Bell


Jenna lives with worry and heartache since she feels responsible for the disappearance of her friend, Celia.

They were to meet, but Jenna was delayed as usual, and when Jenna did arrive at their arranged meeting place, Celia wasn't there and was no where to be found.  Three months later, she was still missing.

​Secrets and clues kept popping up, but led to dead ends for the most part.  Besides Jenna being completely involved in the first disappearance, her son had a girlfriend who then disappears and might have a connection.​  What the connection may have been or if there really was one added intrigue.

SINCE SHE WENT AWAY is the first book I have read by Mr. Bell.  His writing easily flows and pulls you along.  The characters  could easily be going through some of the problems they are encountering in real life.​​  Social issues were addressed as well as the problem of “who done it” and “where are they.”

SINCE SHE WENT AWAY​ was a tense read with characters that were believable as well as shady and scary.  It was difficult to decide who you could trust and whose story to believe.

The ending had a good twist with hints that led me down the wrong path as I read.

ENJOY if you read SINCE SHE WENT AWAY.  It is a well-written page turner that has you finishing the book before you know it.  5/5

​I received this book free of charge and without compensation from the publisher in return for an honest review.​





17 comments:

  1. Sounds good doesn't it?

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. This sounds like a great page turner!

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    1. It was good.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. SINCE SHE WENT AWAY sounds great. I think it takes a talented author to give us really believable characters. I also love books that add in a nice twist just as the reader thinks they know where to story is going. :)
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    1. It has all of those things.

      I like the author's style.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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    1. It was good, Mary.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  5. It does indeed sound good! Thanks for highlighting it! :)

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    1. It was very good.

      Thanks for stopping, FictionFan.

      I hope you get to read it.

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  6. Makes you think twice about running late. This one's on my TBR list. Sounds great!

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    1. For sure on the running late. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Heather.

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  7. That sounds very good, I like twists.

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    1. It definitely had a lot of twists.

      Thanks for stopping, pilch92.

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  8. Great review Elizabeth this is the first time I hear about this book and it looks and sounds absolutely amazing. Plus I love books that have plot twists in them. Thank you for your awesome post.

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    1. Thanks, Katiria...glad you liked my review. It is always so nice to hear someone say they liked my review.

      Thanks for stopping...I think you will like the book.

      It is my first book by this author as I mentioned. I am glad I was able to read it.

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  9. Will have to add this to my library list!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book when you read it.

      Thanks for stopping, Susanne.

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