About the Book"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"--
Book SynopsisWhen 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.
Review QuotesPraise for The Request "David Bell more than delivers on the shocking premise of The Request, which is a gripping exploration of guilt, loyalty, and desperation. The Request combines complex characters, social commentary, and expertly meted out plot twists that will keep readers guessing - and gasping - until the final page. Bell is a master."--Robyn Harding, international bestselling author of The Swap and The Party "Fast-paced and thrilling, with twists at every turn, The Request kept me guessing until its satisfying conclusion."--Catherine McKenzie, author of I'll Never Tell Praise for David Bell and His Novels A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end.--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark David Bell is a top-notch storyteller....I flew through this twisting, riveting psychological thriller.--Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us "[A] canny new thriller...intelligent, believable."--The Columbus Dispatch "A whirlwind story about secrets, regrets, and sacrifice....a deliciously infectious thriller."--Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife A tautly told, heart-pounding read...a page-turning whodunit where every character's a suspect and no one can be trusted. --Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller...[a] smart and unrelenting page-turner!--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter [Bell is] a bang-up storyteller, armed with enough detours and surprises to keep the pages turning.--Cleveland Plain Dealer [A] suspenseful page-turning thriller.--Hello Giggles [A] taut gem...a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner.--Providence Journal
About The AuthorDavid Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He's currently a professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program.