David Bell "Happy Hour" Book Launch- In Conversation with Rebecca Drake

David Bell will visit on Friday, July 19th at 7pm to discuss his newest thriller, ‘Layover’, to be released on July 2nd.  He will be joined in discussion with best-selling Pittsburgh author, Rebecca Drake, whose titles include psychological thrillers; ‘Only Ever You’ and ‘Just Between Us’.

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A chance meeting puts a man on a collision course with danger in the latest thriller from David Bell—“one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.” (Suspense Magazine)

Since his debut novel CEMETERY GIRL published in 2011, David Bell has become one of the most revered and well-received thrillers authors in recent memory, not only by his readers, but by reviewers and his peers as well. Each of his novels has showcased David’s ability to craft some of the smartest, most gripping novels that have drawn comparisons to those of Jeffery Deaver, Harlan Coben, and Lisa Gardner, including SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER and BRING HER HOME.

His writing has been called “moody” (New York Times Book Review) and “realistic” (The Washington Post), and David has been praised for having “redefined, or even reinvented, the postmodern gothic tale” (The Providence Journal). David’s previous books have hit the USA TodayPublishers Weekly, and other national bestseller lists and his 2018 novel, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER, was chosen by librarians nationwide as a LibraryReads selection. And now with LAYOVER (Berkley Hardcover; July 2019), Bell again proves why Suspense Magazine has called him “one of the brightest and best crime fiction writers of our time.”

Another edge-of-your-seat thriller, LAYOVER, surprisingly, opens in a mundane fashion:  a titular pit stop at the Atlanta airport. In it, Joshua Fields is a commercial real estate developer whose job is a whirlwind of meetings, hotels, TSA lines, boarding passes, and, of course, layovers. However, when he picks up a dropped cell phone from a beautiful woman, it’s like the beginning of a love story. Joshua asks Morgan for a drink at the airport and feels an immediate, if almost unbelievable, connection.

Over drinks, the two share vague, if engaging conversation, until suddenly, Morgan kisses Joshua passionately, and says “I’m sorry. But we’re never going to see each other again.” Joshua is taken aback, his mind a whirlwind of what just happened. When Morgan disappears into the crowd, Joshua is shocked to see her face on a nearby TV. The reason: Morgan is a missing person.

Desperate to find answers and perhaps against his better judgment, Joshua decides to find out what Morgan’s true story is. However, what he finds is a tangled knot of deception, lies, and secrets that put him in the path of danger.

David’s inspiration for the story is one that many people, particularly some authors, can relate to. He said:  “A couple of years ago I was in the Nashville airport, waiting for a flight, and I saw a man and a woman having an intense conversation in the airport bar. Suddenly, the woman stood up, kissed the man passionately, and then left for a gate. I assumed they were a couple who had known each other for a long time, but then I overheard the man tell the bartender that he’d just met the woman in the airport that day. I knew there was a story there.”

Advance Praise for LAYOVER

“By giving film noir a frequent-flier twist, David Bell has crafted a terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end. The perfect airplane read!”

—Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied 

“David Bell is a top-notch storyteller and LAYOVER is his best book yet. I flew through this twisty, riveting psychological thriller at breakneck speed, hooked from the first page right up through the book’s breathless conclusion.”
—Cristina Alger, USA Today bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife 

“David Bell once again plunges the Everyman (or woman) into situations both ordinary and extraordinary. Subtle, insightful, and very human, LAYOVER brings to mind the best of
James M. Cain.”—Christina Dalcher, national bestselling author of Vox






Event date: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
514 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139-1617
Layover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440000877
Published: Berkley - July 2nd, 2019

Layover Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780440000860
Published: Berkley - July 2nd, 2019