I am pretty excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell. I received a free electronic copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and David Bell for letting me be a part of this tour!
Author: David Bell
Published by: Berkley Books
Released: July 6, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy Provided by Publisher
Synopsis: After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman.
There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him.
Connor's problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma--admit he didn't write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student's manuscript.
This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia--and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.
When a student disappears and is presumed dead, her professor passes off her manuscript as his own--only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: As soon as I read the synopsis, I knew I wanted to read this book. I really enjoyed it. It had a lot of tension, messy situations, and twisty turns. It goes back and forth in the timeline, using past and present, which makes for reading that you can't look away.
I was just really drawn to the idea of this story. So many things start with just a bad decision, which is what Connor made when he decided to steal a missing student's manuscript. That leads him into many more problems when she shows up on his doorstep.
I really enjoyed this story. It kept my attention from start to finish. I really liked how it was written. I couldn't wait to get to the end to see how everything was going to play out. I'd definitely recommend this one.
David 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.
Thanks for checking out my Blog Tour Stop for Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell. Thanks so much to Berkley Books and David Bell for letting me be a part of the tour. If this one sounds like something you'd want to read, I'd definitely recommend picking it up.