The Request by David Bell

Did you ever have a book just ruin all your plans for the day?

You sit down, intending to read a few chapters before going on with your day, and the next thing you know you’re knee-deep in a fast-paced thriller and half the day has passed you by?⁣

That’s what it’s like to read a book by David Bell.⁣

“A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end.”

—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door

You kinda just throw all responsibility to the wayside and end up cancelling plans cause you’re (cough) “not feeling well, and just going to stay in tonight”


This one is no exception. You think Ryan’s life is so picture perfect – especially since his Instagram posts are so on point with family and accomplishments and miles of smiles…

But there’s something Ryan is hiding. And it’s about to come out.

A “request” from a “friend” – he must carry out in order to protect his secret – sets off a string of mysterious events and reveals a ton of secrets – none of which I saw coming!⁣

“[A] fast-paced thriller….

Bell keeps the reader guessing whodunit until the end.”

Publishers Weekly

You slowly start to be suspicious of everyone involved, and it’s a series of one twist after another, effortlessly woven into a fun and suspenseful story of murder, loyalty, the power of social media, and the desperation for the perfect life.⁣

I definitely would recommend cancelling plans for this one.

It’s out June 30th!⁣

You can grab it here!

Thanks to @suzyapprovedbooktours @getredpr @davidbellnovels and @berkleypub for the gifted book.


About the Book:

41M17C8H9uLWhen a man agrees to do a favor for a friend, he gets more than he bargained for as he becomes embroiled in a woman’s murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of Layover.

Ryan Francis has it all—great job, wonderful wife, beautiful child—and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman’s home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryan’s darkest secret—which could jeopardize everything in Ryan’s life—Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake’s request.

When he arrives at the woman’s home, Ryan is shocked to find her dead—and just as shocked to realize he knows her. Then his phone chimes, revealing a Facebook friend request from the woman. With police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his friend was setting him up for murder.

Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, Ryan must find the real murderer—but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined.

About the Author:

41OwftVSRHL._SY200_David Bell is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of eight novels from Berkley/Penguin: SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER, BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL. He is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and can be reached through his website



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