By: David Bell
Publication Date: 06/24/2024
My Rating: TBR (ARC)
A man living on a Florida barrier island must protect his family from both an approaching hurricane and a relentless killer.
Jake Powell is racing to get off the island as a powerful hurricane approaches. When he finds his best friend Dallas, the building manager, dead from a blow to the skull, Jake realizes there’s more than the storm to fear.
There’s a murderer on the island, maybe even still inside the nearly abandoned building.
Dallas had repeatedly run afoul of the wealthy owners of the building by complaining about code violations and the precarious state of the condos. But he’d also once told Jake that every resident had a secret they’d come to Florida to escape.
Had one of them killed to conceal their sins?
As a dozen people shelter together in hopes of surviving the deadly hurricane, a second murder makes it all too clear: one of them is a dangerous killer.
Praise for the novels of David Bell
“A terrifically tense thriller...will keep you guessing until the very end.”
—New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager
“A tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.”
—The Providence Journal
“[A] suspenseful, page-turning thriller.”
“A tautly told, heart-pounding read...every character’s a suspect and no one can be trusted.”
—New York Times bestselling author Mary Kubica
“A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller...[a] smart and unrelenting page-turner!”
—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger
About the Author
David Bell is the New York Times-bestselling author of sixteen novels including TRY NOT TO BREATHE, SHE’S GONE, THE FINALISTS, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS, THE REQUEST, LAYOVER, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER, BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, CEMETERY GIRL, THE GIRL IN THE WOODS, and THE CONDEMNED.
His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, included on several bestseller lists, nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and, in 2013, won the prestigious Prix Polar International de Cognac for best crime novel by an international author. KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS was also nominated for a 2022 Edgar Award.
He is a professor of English at Western Kentucky University where he co-founded the MFA program in creative writing. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he spends his free time rooting for the Reds and Bengals, watching movies, and walking in the cemetery near his house. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with his wife, young adult author M Hendrix. WEBSITE