I am a huge David Bell fan. I accidently stumbled across Cemetery Girl in the library a few years back while looking for a specific book, and in the place where that book belonged was one by David Bell – an author I had never heard of. I was instantly drawn to its cover, read the back, and ended up borrowing it – forgetting the book I intended to borrow completely. I went home and devoured it. I loved it, raved about it, looked up his other books, and have been hooked on his books ever since. Since She Went Away was no different. I stayed up late and woke up early to get a few extra chapters in. A perfect summer read! I have since bought two copies to push on friends. It is that good!
Somebody I Used to Know is also a great book by David Bell – definitely, one of my favorite 2015 reads. My suggestion to you is to buy both and binge on some David Bell – you will not be sorry! Highly recommend!
4.5 bright and shiny stars