wp-1591384834420.jpgWelcome to my stop on the The Request blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

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–and he loves posting photos of his perfect life on social media. Until the night his friend Blake asks him to break into a woman’s home to retrieve incriminating items that implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan refuses to help, but when Blake threatens to reveal Ryan’s darkest secret–which could jeopardize everything in Ryan’s life–Ryan has no choice but to honor Blake’s request.

When he arrives at the woman’s home, Ryan is shocked to find her dead–and just as shocked to realize he knows her. Then his phone chimes, revealing a Facebook friend request from the woman. With police sirens rapidly approaching, Ryan flees, wondering why his friend was setting him up for murder.

Determined to keep his life intact and to clear his name, Ryan must find the real murderer–but solving the crime may lead him closer to home than he ever could have imagined.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed The Layover last summer and am so excited I was able to read The Request this summer.

How far would a man go to help a friend? How far would be go if he was threatened by that friend to expose something so detrimental it would ruin his life?

For Ryan, life is good. He has a wife and child, a good job, and he could lose it all if he doesn’t help his friend Blake. The request? To break into someone’s home to get items that would implicate Blake in an affair. Ryan really does not want to do this and initially refuses, but Blake threatens to reveal a secret that could tear Ryan’s world apart.

When Ryan breaks in, he finds the woman dead AND he recognizes her. At the same moment, he receives a friend request on Facebook from the woman. What is happening and why has his friend set him up?

The Request is twisty, dark, compelling, fast-paced, clever, and original. I had so much fun with this. Suspend disbelief a little and catch a ride on this roller coaster of a read!

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

David Bell is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He’s currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a PhD in American literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. His previous novels include Layover, Somebody’s Daughter, Bring Her Home, Since She Went Away, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl.

 Follow him online at www.davidbellnovels.com

Have you read The Request, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR