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David Bell Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Condemned (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl in the Woods (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cemetary Girl (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hiding Place (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Come Back (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone for Good (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Girl (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody I Used to Know (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Since She Went Away (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bring Her Home (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


David Bell is an amazing author and also a college professor who has written various novels which are quite amazing. He was born back in 17 November, 1969 and is also an award winning author who has received numerous praise because of his superb writing skills.

He is also a well known professor at Western Kentucky University, where he mainly specializes in English. He has gained a huge reputation because of his ability to write mystery novels and is popular for his novels which are listed below.
– The Hiding Place
– The Forgotten Girl
– Cemetery Girl
– Never Come Back

Personal Life
David Bell was born in Ohio, at a place known as Cincinnati. He began learning at Saint Catharine Sienna grade school and later joined Saint Xavier High School back in the year 1988. He later completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University which is located in Bloomington. He later completed his Master of Arts degree at Miami University, which is located in Ohio. He is also a holder of a PhD in American literature and creative writing , which he completed at the University of Cincinnati.

Writing Career
David Bell began his writing career back in 2002, where he wrote his first work which was entitled Cemetery Dance. His work was featured in various journals like Backward City and Western Humanities review.

The first two novels written by this amazing author were entitled The Condemned, which was published back in 2008 and The Girl In The Woods, which was published back in 2009.

Apart from working as an associate professor, Bell has also taught Saint Andrews University which is located in Laurinburg, Northern Carolina. He has also taught at Miami University which is located in Ohio.

Books Made Into A Movie
Not many authors get their books used to make a film. David Bell’s novel entitled Cemetery Girl was used by James Weems, who is a filmmaker from Nashville to make a film which was entitled Caitlin’s Story.

Bell is an experienced and wise author who has managed to write about eight books. Apart from writing books, he has also worked as a co-editor of a short anthology fiction which is entitled Commutability: Stories About The Journey From Here To There. This short anthology fiction was released back in 2010 and it was also a huge success.

The Condemned (2008)
Bell’s first book was entitled The Condemned which is mainly a horror novel. It is mainly set at a period where there is war in the world and the cities are slowly being destroyed and those who have been left within its walls to die begin to slowly awaken. The city is quarantined by the army after it suffers a terrorist attack on the water supply. The city people are left to inhabit it and they are mainly comprised of the living dead, who are mindless and left to roam it at night.

Jeff is faced with a lot of guilt for leaving his friend behind but he also has to go back to work so that he can be able to provide for his family. He gets a new partner known as The Kid, who continuously reminds him about his best friend and gives him hope that he may still be alive. He is faced with a lot of nightmares and his new partner slowly influences him as the raids to the city become more and more bloodier.

Jeff’s rage for the City People continues to grow and he almost can’t control his rage. After thinking for sometime, he comes to a conclusion that things may not seem as they appear. He realises that the City People actually have a lot of secrets which are very important to Jett. The secrets are capable of either destroying or setting both him and everything he considers dear to him free.

The Forgotten Girl
The Forgotten Girl is another novel which was written by
David Bell and it is actually a very interesting novel that is quite interesting.

The novel is about a man’s high school secrets which slowly emerge. Jason Denvers finds himself questioned about Legan Shaw who is his friend. Ednaville who works for the Ohio police wants to uncover where Jason’s missing friend may be located. On their night of graduation from high school, Jason had a fist fight with Logan over Regan Maines and afterwards Logan dissapeared.

Jason gets a knock at his door after seventeen years, only to find that its his alcoholic sister, Hayden who he is seeing for the first time in 5 years. She drops her teenage daughter and slowly explains that she has to deal with some important issues. Hayden never comes back leaving Jason with no option but to take care of his niece with his wife Nora. They don’t have any problem in taking care of Sierra, even though she steals and damages their car after sometime.

Jason gets another knock at the door and this time it’s from another woman who warns him to tell his sister to stay away from her man. Each chapter slowly builds up the mystery on where Hayden might be located and the reader slowly finds themselves pulled along.

Logan parents receive letters from different parts of the country from Logan, so atleast they know that he’s okay. Personal relationships are actually very crucial in the entire novel. Jason and Nora have very little tension disturbing them as a result of the many marriage counsellor sessions which they have undergone. They’re actually able to try and keep stability for both Jason’s niece and sister.

David Bell has a unique approach in his literary works and his horrors and mystery novels are actually quite amazing. Bell is actually able to take an approach that is quite creative in his dramatization and his works are both original and of high quality.

His novels have a great social message and the reader is always kept on the loop. All the characters are both likeable and flawed deeply. Bell also introduces a unique plot which plays a big part in ensuring that all his books are amazing.

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