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Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
Three things I like: magic, whimsy, and sports.
Currently reading: Evolution Man: Or, How I Ate My Father by Roy Lewis
David Bell drops by the Book Cellar to share his thriller The Forgotten Girl.
Jason Danvers intensely remembers the important people who have left his life. His best friend from high school, Logan Shaw, left town and never came back after fighting with Jason on the eve of their graduation 27 years ago. And his sister, Hayden, lost contact with their family years later as her life spiraled out of control with alcohol addiction.
But now, in The Forgotten Girl, Hayden suddenly reappears on Jason’s doorstep, clean and sober but desperate. She explains she has important personal business to attend to and implores Jason and his wife to temporarily take in her teenage daughter, Sierra. But Hayden doesn’t come back for the girl in 48 hours, as promised, and everyone worries that she has relapsed. Eventually her car is located—full of bloodstains—causing Jason to fear the worst. Little does he know how bad things will get.
When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave.
David Bell has crafted another smart, suspenseful novel that proves why Suspense Magazine has called him “One of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”
Just in time for Halloween, Aaron Christensen takes us on a joy ride through the annals of horrifying (and just plain horrible) fright films! Christensen discusses and signs copies of his recent book titled Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks.