Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell _ Book Review

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When Michael Frazier’s ex-wife, Erica, shows up on his doorstep pleading for help, she drops a bombshell that threatens to rip his family apart: Erica’s nine-year-old daughter is missing–and Michael is the father. Unable to quickly determine if Erica is telling the truth, and unwilling to leave the little girl’s fate to chance, Michael has no choice but to follow the elusive trail of the child he has always wanted and never knew he had.

But finding Felicity comes at a price–the closer Michael gets to the truth, the further into jeopardy his marriage falls and the faster his family begins to unravel. As lies that span a decade bubble to the surface and the window for Felicity’s safe return closes, Michael will have just a few short days to decide who can be trusted and who is hiding the truth.


Somebody’s Daughter is exactly the story the synopsis says it is, I don’t want to say more of about the plot line for fear of giving away any spoilers. I really enjoyed the writing style, short chapters are my favorite! Somehow the author managed to leave each chapter on a tiny cliffhanger of sorts but then the next chapter would be from a different characters point of view. Which was somewhat aggravating but it kept me hooked and unable to stop turning pages.

The story had three point of views. The first being Micheal Frazier, I found his backstory heart breaking but at the same time he was kind of a push over, especially when it came to his interactions with his ex-wife. I found myself constantly saying ‘ugh why, you idiot’ more than once in my head. Next point of view was Micheal’s current wife Angela, now her character I could stand behind. That woman had her sh*t together, she stood by her marriage even as rock after rock was thrown at it. The third point of view was Micheal’s ex -wife Angela, and oh my god was she annoying. I know she had a parents worst nightmare situation happening but I’m sorry I could not muster up any sympathy for her. She seemed to be a horrible person and I do not see why Micheal did whatever the hell she asked him to do.

Overall, Somebody’s Daughter was a good suspense mystery novel. It might have received a higher rating but I didn’t fully enjoy the ending. I felt like the whole epilogue was an after thought and should have just been more. With that said, this is my first David Bell novel and would be very interested in reading more of his work.



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