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In this high concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth.
Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work, his life a series of departures and arrivals, hotels and airports. During yet another layover, he meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their respective flights, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, lamenting that they’ll never see each other again.
As soon as Morgan disappears in the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.
What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey filled with lies, deceit, and secrets as Joshua tries to discover why Morgan has vanished from her own life. Every time he thinks one mystery is solved, another rears its head—and his worst enemy might be his own assumptions about those around him.
About the Author
David Bell is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He's currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program.
Praise for Layover
"A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end. The perfect airplane read!"—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied
"[A] fast-paced thriller....Bell keeps the reader guessing whodunit until the end."—Publishers Weekly
“You meet someone at an airport and the connection between you is so irresistible you change your flight and chase after them. This killer premise kicks off David Bell’s twisty, breakneck thriller, and has you tearing through the pages to a shattering finale.”—Louise Candlish, international bestselling author of Our House
“David Bell is a top-notch storyteller and Layover is his best book yet. I flew through this twisty, riveting psychological thriller at breakneck speed, hooked from the first page right up through the book’s breathless conclusion.” —Cristina Alger, national bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife
“David Bell once again plunges the Everyman (or woman) into situations both ordinary and extraordinary. Subtle, insightful, and very human, Layover brings to mind the best of James M. Cain.”—Christina Dalcher, national bestselling author of Vox
“In the hands of a master of suspense like Bell, a chance flirtation at an airport leads to a fast-paced novel filled with turbulence. Make sure your belt is fastened and enjoy! Bell is at his best.”—Kaira Rouda, USA Today bestselling author of Best Day Ever
"Layover opens on an ingenious setup: a chance, romantic meeting in an airport with a woman who turns out to be missing. Bell starts with a bang then dials up the suspense to full-throttle, lobbing twist after twist....Smart and highly addictive, this one should come with a warning: don’t start until you’re prepared to read straight through."—Kimberly Belle, national bestselling author of The Marriage Lie
Praise for Somebody’s Daughter
"A tautly told, heart-pounding read, Somebody’s Daughter is a page-turning whodunit where every character's a suspect and no one can be trusted." —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Every Last Lie
"A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller….Don’t miss this smart and unrelenting page-turner!"—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter
“[A] heart-poundingly addictive thriller until the final page.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] riveting thriller….Bell turns an ordinary life into a tense roller-coaster ride filled with unexpected twists and turns.”—Publishers Weekly
“[S]tunningly effective…culled from the suburban nightmare world of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben…reading entertainment of the highest order.—Providence Journal