Bookish Vibes With David Bell

* Attention fellow readers and book lovers!*  Are you an avid reader looking to discuss novels by popular and trending authors with other readers?  If so, our Bookish Vibes book club is for you! Bookish Vibes meets monthly at 7pm via Zoom and is all about “vibing” with a great read.  Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 7th at 7pm, where we will be discussing books by best selling author David Bell.  The best part?  David Bell will also be zooming into our discussion!  If you have read books by Bell before, join us and discuss what you have read.  If you haven’t read books by Bell, a copy of his latest novel Kill All Your Darlings  will be available for you to borrow from the Patron Services Desk. You can register for our upcoming Bookish Vibes meeting, here.  The day before the event an email with information on how to access the Zoom meeting will be sent to you.  Interested in exploring David Bell’s other books?  You can find the below titles at the Livingston Public Library! Kill All Your Darlings print book From the Publisher: “After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman.     There’s just one problem: Connor didn’t write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him.     Connor’s problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma—admit he didn’t write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student’s manuscript.   This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia—and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.” The Request print book From the Publisher: “When 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. That is until an old friend, Blake Norton, asks Ryan to help keep his affair a secret by retrieving an incriminating item from the woman’s home. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal his deepest and darkest secret–which could put everything in Ryan’s life in jeopardy–Ryan has no choice. When he arrives at the woman’s house, Ryan is shocked to learn two things: he knows the woman Blake is having an affair with, and she is dead on her bedroom floor. With the sound of police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his old friend was setting him up for murder. Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, Ryan can’t rest until he finds out who the real murderer is–but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined.” Layover print book From the Publisher: “In this high-concept psychological suspense novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter, a chance meeting with a woman in an airport sends a man on a pulse-pounding quest for the truth…. Joshua Fields takes the same flights every week for work. His life is a series of departures, arrivals, and airports. But during yet another layover, Joshua meets Morgan, a beautiful stranger with whom he feels an immediate connection. When it’s time for their flights, Morgan kisses him, leaves, and laments that she’ll never see him again. Joshua makes the impulsive decision to follow her, and buys a ticket for her flight. He’s surprised to discover that she has been reported as missing. On the plane, Morgan is a completely different person, their connection seemingly gone. Once they’re back on the ground, she slips away. Joshua makes a second impulsive decision and sets out to find her himself. What follows is a whirlwind, fast-paced journey, filled with lies, deceit, and secrets, to discover the truth about why Morgan is on the run. But with every mystery solved, another rears its head, and Joshua’s worst enemy may be his own assumptions about those around him…” The Forgotten Girl print book | audiobook  From the Publisher: “The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door and it’s his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor-she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. 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.” Never Come Back print book | audiobook  From the Publisher: “On an icy winter night in an isolated house in rural Vermont, a seasoned midwife named Sibyl Danforth takes desperate measures to save a baby’s life. She performs an emergency cesarean section on a mother she believes has died of stroke. But what if—as Sibyl’s assistant later charges—the patient wasn’t already dead? The ensuing trial bears the earmarks of a witch hunt, forcing Sibyl to face the antagonism of the law, the hostility of traditional doctors, and the accusations of her