Friday, June 23, 2023

Try Not To Breathe: A Novel by David Bell

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

An ex-cop sets out to find her missing sister and discovers the horrifying truth about her family...

A traumatic experience in the line of duty forces thirty-year-old Avery Rogers to abandon both her relationship and her position as a Kentucky State Police officer. She retreats to a college town where she works an unfulfilling job as a security guard, breaking up fights between drunken frat boys. 

But a frantic phone call turns Avery’s life upside down. Her father—a retired cop who never fails to convey his disappointment in Avery—says her half sister is missing and in danger. Avery is sure Anna’s just crashing with friends, but her father strong-arms her into searching for the sister she barely knows.

Anna Rogers is fed up with her family—a half sister who resents her existence and a domineering father who thinks it’s okay for cops to shoot unarmed civilians. She hits the road to attend a protest against police brutality, unaware of the danger that awaits her there. 

Just after catching a glimpse of Avery at the protest, Anna receives a shocking text. Now she’s no longer road-tripping; she’s running, pursued by an older sister she doesn’t trust and a violent stranger who has been stalking her for weeks. 

When Avery discovers Anna’s hiding place near a remote cave system, she risks everything to save her. Little do the sisters know that the past is catching up with them—including the explosive secret at the very heart of the Rogers family.

my thoughts:

Whoa! What a thrill ride! Try Not To Breathe by David Bell is AMAZING! It's a mystery thriller at its very best and it is unputdownable! Loved it to bits!!

Avery is an ex-cop turned security guard in a college town. She walked away from her old job and boyfriend after nearly dying in the line of duty. Now, she's just working and getting by. Until she gets a call from her dad - a retired cop - telling her that her half-sister Anna is missing. Avery thinks Anna is just hanging out with her college friends. But her dad convinces her to look for Anna. So, she hits the road. Anna is at a protest about cops shooting unarmed civilians. Little does she know that danger lurks nearby. And, that is all I will share, because this book is too damn good for you to miss out on. Make sure to get your hands on a copy ASAP. You have to read this gem. It is chock full of top notch writing, unlikeable characters that you can't help but connect with, and twists and turns that will have you flipping pages faster and faster to find out what happens next. Such a great story!

I would happily recommend Try Not To Breathe to anyone and everyone - you will LOVE this book!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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