Following the success of his mystery novel “Cemetery Girl,” David Bell is celebrating the release of his new novel, “The Hiding Place,” another story about disappearance. This time around, however, the matter seems closed – twenty-five years after the disappearance and death of four-year-old Justin, the innocence of the convicted murderer comes into question. Janet, Justin’s sister who was with Justin the day of his disappearance, now has to confront questioning reporters, as well as an old high school friend also present the day of the disappearance who has his own conflicting memories. To top it off, Janet begins receiving unsolicited visits from a stranger who claims to know what really happened.
Bell, an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, received great reviews last year for “Cemetery Girl.” If either name sounds familiar, but you weren’t one of the many to read this well-received thriller, you may have seen his book around town in Kroger or Target. Publisher’s Weekly calls “The Hiding Place” “…a powerful, provocative novel.” You can read the opening pages here at Amazon.com. (But be sure to get your copy from Carmichaels to support a local bookstore.)
Bell will be discussing the new novel as well as signing copies at the Frankfurt Avenue location of Carmichaels (2720 Frankfurt Avenue) this Saturday, October 27, from 4 to 5:30. For more information on David Bell, visit his website at www.davidbellnovels.com
Here's a trailer for "The Hiding Place"