Since She Went Away

Since She Went Away Three months earlier Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia But when Jenna arrived late she found that Celia had disappeared and hasn t been seen again Jenna has blamed her

  • Title: Since She Went Away
  • Author: DavidBell
  • ISBN: 9780451474216
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three months earlier, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared and hasn t been seen again Jenna has blamed herself for her friend s disappearance every single day since then.The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leadiThree months earlier, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet her lifelong best friend Celia But when Jenna arrived late, she found that Celia had disappeared and hasn t been seen again Jenna has blamed herself for her friend s disappearance every single day since then.The only piece of evidence is a lone diamond earring found where Celia and Jenna were planning to meet, leading the national media to dub Celia The Diamond Mom And even though Jenna has obsessively surfed message boards devoted to missing persons cases, she is no closer to finding any answers or easing her guilt.But when her son s new girlfriend who suddenly arrived in town without a past disappears, a stricken Jenna begins to unwind the tangled truth behind Celia s tragedy And as long buried secrets finally come to light, she discovers how completely lives can be shattered by a few simple lies.

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      David Bell is a USA Today bestselling and award winning suspense novelist His next thriller, SOMEBODY S DAUGHTER, will be released by Berkley Penguin on July 10, 2018 His previous novels include BRING HER HOME, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, NEVER COME BACK, THE HIDING PLACE, and CEMETERY GIRL He is currently an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University and can be reached via his website at davidbellnovels, on Twitter at Twitter davidbellnovels, and on Facebook at Facebook davidbellnovels.

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    • I have been meaning to read one of David Bell's books for quite some time. I thought the description of "Since She Went Away" sounded very interesting. I requested it on Netgalley and was quite happy when it was approved. Jenna Springer is a hard-working single mother to fifteen year old son, Jared. Her life has recently been turned upside down as just a few months earlier her best friend, Celia disappeared. The book opens three months after Celia's disappearance. Jenna is at a site where police [...]


    • David J. Bell’s novels are like old friends to me; they are reliable, comforting, and consistent. I have, in the past, saved them for times when I’ve hit a reading slump as I know they are the perfect book to curl up with and engage my mind. I actually picked his books back up right after my second baby was born; I read The Forgotten Girl and Somebody I Used to Know (which is my all time favorite DB novel) back to back and have fond memories of waking up early to peace and quiet while drinki [...]


    • * Thank you to shotsmag for my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review*Jenna Barton asks her friend Celia to meet her at midnight in a local park. All she wants to do is recreate some of their youthful antics - a little excitement maybe, because she feels they're not quite as close as they used to be; and so starts this engaging taleJenna turns up fifteen minutes late, and Celia is nowhere to be found. Immediately Jenna feels anxious as Celia is renowned for her timekeeping. Celia's husband [...]


    • Bell writes books that I am usually thoroughly engrossed in, but for some reason this one not so much. I was still interested enough to continue reading to the end, and it started out very strong, intriguing, but somewhere along the line I found it a bit repetitious, to much conversation between mother and son and not enough or timely revelations. This slowed the pacing of the middle of the book, in my opinion and I found myself wanting something, anything to happen. Also many times my inner ske [...]


    • Jenna Barton and her best friend Celia had plans to meet at a local park at midnight, but Jenna was delayed by an incident at home. When she arrives fifteen minutes late, Celia is nowhere to be found. Three months later, Celia is still missing. The only clue is a single diamond earring found at the park, inspiring the media to nickname Celia the "Diamond Mom." While Jenna is struggling with immense guilt over her best friend's disappearance, her fifteen-year-old son Jared is in the throes of fir [...]


    • First, thank you to RandomHouse/Penguin Canada and for my copy of the uncorrected proof of SINCE SHE WENT AWAY by David Bell. Halfway through this novel, I commented here enthusiastically that I was impressed with the gradual suspense, and thought I might put David Bell on my list of authors to follow, if the pace and drama continued (or words to that effect). Shortly thereafter, sadly, the novel hit a pocket of dead air and somehow remained caught there with very little lift for most of the re [...]


    • So after speaking with another friend who recently read this book, I learned that I am not, in fact, going mad, but part of the plot was actually not wrapped up at the end.I feel like I can't properly review this book, I am left with so many unanswered questions that this would just be one giant spoiler. I was actually looking for more pages when I finished reading, and may or may not have yelled "that's it?!!". I think of myself as an excellent suspender of disbelief, but there is so much here [...]


    • This review can also be found at Carole's Random LifeI love a book with lots twists and turns that keeps me guessing and that is exactly what I found with this book. I found this book to be really fast paced and I couldn't seem to turn the pages fast enough. I was completely pulled into the mystery and wanted to know exactly what happened to Celia. This was a quick read that ended up being a whole lot of fun to read.Jenna's best friend, Celia, disappeared several months ago. On the night of the [...]


    • Three months ago, Jenna Barton was supposed to meet up with her friend Celia at a local park. Jenna was late leaving the house, and Celia was gone. Disappeared. Consumed with guilt, Jenna has been thrust into the media spotlight as the case of Celia's disappearance keeps hitting dead ends. Jenna's son, Jared, meanwhile is experiencing first love. He's fallen hard for Tabitha, the new girl at school, but she is strangely reluctant to divulge any details of her past. Then Tabitha disappears.I abso [...]


    • Secrets and betrayal in small town Kentucky! David Bell pulled me into his latest cleverly crafted mystery with a tension-filled opening and kept me guessing until the end.Two life-long friends, Jenna and Celia, plan to meet at midnight at a local park. Jenna shows up, but Celia never does, and now she's been missing for months. Meanwhile, Jenna's teenage son Jared has fallen for the mysterious new girl in town. She's very secretive and has an uber-strict father, which worries Jared. Then sudden [...]


    • Mystery, suspicion and plenty of second-guessing. Lately, it seems like the trend in the realm of suspense is an unreliable narrator. While I love that some authors have gotten me to toss my morals aside and root for the psycho in their stories, there is something to be said about reading a story told through the eyes of a reliable narrator. Or in this case, two. From the jump, I liked Jenna and her fifteen-year-old son, Jared. The perspective of the story alternates between the two of them and [...]


    • Jenna has been drifting away from her life-long friend Celia and so she plans to meet up with her at midnight in a local park like they did when they were teenagers. At the end moment Jenna got held up and arrived a few minutes late but by that time Celia had disappeared and there was no trace of her except for a diamond earring found in the park.For three months Jenna lived with the guilt of not knowing but when her fifteen year old son’s girlfriend disappears too the cops start believing tha [...]


    • Really good mystery that sucked me in!Jenna Barton blames herself for her best friend Celia's disappearance. Friends since high school, Jenna and Celia are now in their late 30's/early 40's. Both have gotten married and each has a child. Their lives took different courses and Jenna felt like they were drifting apart. In order to bring them back together, Jenna persuades Celia to meet in the park after midnight and have a night on the town--this is something that they did in high school. However, [...]


    • A special thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Master storyteller, David J. Bellreturns followingSomebody I Used to Know (2015) with another enthralling suspense mystery thriller, SINCE SHE WENT AWAY —a mother finds herself caught in the middle of two crime investigations. Her best friend’s disappearance, and her son’s new girlfriend’s past and present. The aftermath of a tragedy— long-hidden family dark secrets, and lies. Jenna Bartonhad calle [...]


    • Full review can be found on novelgossipJenna Barton’s best friend, Celia has been missing for three months now. The two women were supposed to meet at a park but Celia never showed up. The only thing found is one of Celia’s diamond earrings. The media have dubbed Celia as the Diamond Mom and started a media firestorm that pushes Jenna to the brink.Jenna is the single mom to her son, fifteen year old Jared. He recently started dating a girl named Tabitha who seems to have secrets in her past. [...]


    • Since She Went Away by David J. Bell is a 2016 NAL publication.I thought the dual perspectives of Jenna and Jared was a nice touch since they are each focused on a case, when they suddenly discover they need to work together to find the truth. Most of the time the mother/ son partnership works and they make a pretty good team. My only complaint was Jenna's permissiveness in one particular situation, with Jared, that I thought sent out a dangerous message, and I wonder why the author insisted on [...]


    • Jenna lives with worry and heartache since she feels responsible for the disappearance of her friend, Celia.They were to meet, but Jenna was delayed as usual, and when Jenna did arrive at their arranged meeting place, Celia wasn't there and was no where to be found. Three months later, she was still missing.​Secrets and clues kept popping up, but led to dead ends for the most part. Besides Jenna being completely involved in the first disappearance, her son had a girlfriend who then disappears [...]


    • Missing persons, murder, and mayhem is the basis for this new novel.What would you do if your best friend was missing? Throwing yourself into the investigation and trying to stay abreast of all of the pieces of the puzzle is exactly what the main character, Jenna, had to do in this book.But being in touch with everything that is going on is also cause for other issues. Hate, discontent, and judgment from people you know and don’t know abounds. Your life changes as much as the immediate family [...]


    • I am always excited when a new David Bell book is released and this one didn't disappoint. Jenna and Celia have been best friends for decades. Celia is the girl that always gets what she wants, including her husband Ian, although Jenna was interested in him first. When the two women are to meet one night, Celia doesn't show and has seemingly disappeared. As many of Celia's secrets start spilling out, Jenna realizes she doesn't know Celia as well as she thought she did. Jenna is thrown into the l [...]


    • I enjoy David Bell’s books. They are well thought out and his stories always give you just enough that they keep you reading looking for that next clue. Jenna and Celia were going to meet a few months ago but Jenna was late and missed Celia. Now Celia is missing and no one has seen Celia since that Saturday night. Jenna is caught up in the investigation to find Celia and now Jared’s new girlfriend has disappeared. As more and more secrets are uncovered it seems she may not have known her fri [...]


    • This is a well paced and interesting thriller. There are just enough twists and turns to make things interesting, but not too many to be over the top. Also, there was a great use of minor characters, such as the domino guy.One thing I didn't get though- why did everyone make such a big deal about the protagonist cursing on TV? I'm from Texas and I don't really think people would care. She was upset after all. And it was bleeped.


    • Another great book by David Bell!We meet Jenna, a nurse and single mother, as she's waiting to hear if a body found in a barn is the remains of her best friend, Celia. Jenna and Celia were supposed to go out one Saturday night a few months ago. Jenna was 15 minutes late; she never connected with Celia; and no one has seen or heard from her since.Jenna is caught up in the glare of the investigation - the media hounds her, the townspeople distrust her, Celia's husband and daughter keep their dista [...]


    • Since She Went Away by David Bell started out with so much promise. I thought it could be another Gone Girl, but for me it fell apart about midway through the book. Jenna and Celia have been friends since high school. Celia married the boy that Jenna wanted and over the years their friendship lessened except for the occasional phone call. Jenna is now a single parent and one evening she decides to give Celia a call and ask her to meet at midnight at the park where they used to rendezvous in high [...]


    • Bell is an accomplished storyteller who is equally adept at both character development and plot advancement. I first read his “Someone I Used To Know” last year and was riveted by the nuances of his characters’ personalities. The same is true of “Since She Went Away.” I was vested in these characters by the end of chapter one and only put the book down once. This is basically the story of RN Jenna Barton, a single mom and her teenaged son Jared, and how their quiet lives in tiny Hawks [...]


    • I received this one as an ARC from BookBrowse. I was completely drawn in to “Since She Went Away” staying up late several nights to read it. I found the story to be very believable unlike some suspense novels. I especially thought the portrayal of Detective Poole was well done. She had good police skills and was committed to her job. I admit that I did not see the ending coming, a sign of good writing to me! I found the sensational journalism techniques described to be very realistic and gav [...]


    • This was my second David Bell book and just like the first one I enjoyed it very much. I remember meeting him and picking up a signed copy of "The Cemetery Girl". Both really impressed me and I was really glad to see this book as a choice on Net Galley. I was very happy when I got approved!This was a very entertaining read filled with many twist plots that hinted at nothing in particular and did not lead you to any strong conclusions until the end. As I said, this is my second book by David Bell [...]


    • I really enjoyed this book, with one exception: when Jenna allows Jared and Natalie to sleep together. Not only were they both younger than the age of consent in the state of Kentucky, but there was a police officer sitting in the next room allowing it to happen, too! That scene was ridiculous and tended to undermine the otherwise excellent storytelling in the book.


    • I received Since She Went Away as a giveaway. This is the first book I have read by David Bell. Good book, hard to stop reading.


    • Dollycas’s ThoughtsJenna Barton is tormented by her friend Celia’s disappearance. If only she had been on time for the meeting…uld she have been able to change what happened? She can’t give up, she is determined to find her friend even as she knows she may only find her body.David Bell grabs the reader from the start. Jenna Barton has been called to an old barn because a body has been found. The press alerted her… not the police. The way the press handles this story rings so true to me [...]


    • With Questions For DiscussionMy Review (5 Stars: Loved it!)David Bell is a smooth storyteller. I enjoyed this captivating novel. It is an, easy to read suspense/mystery with a steady pace and great characterizations.Since She Went Away takes place in a small town. At the heart of this story is a single mother, Jenna Barton and her teen-aged son, Jared. The suspense and the mystery surround Jenna's friend, Celia, who is missing and Jared's girlfriend who is new in town.Please feel free to enter t [...]


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