Also the owner of: http://silversolara.blogspot.com I enjoy reading historical fiction and mystery. I live in Pennsylvania and am a retired business teacher.
A teenager not being home at curfew time, a phone call no parent wants to get, and a lot of questions.
Summer and Haley were the best of friends since first grade, and now that they are teenagers they share secrets and go everywhere together.
Going everywhere together one fateful night turned into a nightmare for Bill, Summer's father, and Haley's mother.
The police were investigating everyone who had known the girls and everything that had happened to Bill and Summer before and after the death of Summer's mother a year ago. I suspected a few characters as I continued reading and one in particular.
The police never had a handle on things because something new would turn up to turn the investigation back to square one. Some of the findings were unbelievable.
BRING HER HOME led us through the horror of a child gone missing and dying as well as learning the steps taken in a police investigation with this type of crime.
The characters and their emotions were credible, but trusting a few of them was difficult. Bill was very emotional to the point of doing crazy things, but who wouldn't when your daughter was missing. The teenagers did some things that were quite unimaginable. The neighbor, Adam, was too nice to be believable.
The secrecy of teenagers was one of the major themes and was very well done by Mr. Bell.
My only criticism is that BRING HER HOME was a bit long and dragged out.
All in all, though, the book kept me guessing, and the end was good. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.