But he has his faithful companion. In this groundbreaking book, Mitchell shares the heartrending story of her cognitive decline and how she has fought to stave it off. . Lots of twists and turns throughout. You know how when you start reading a book and from page one you just know you are going to love it? Then, one evening, when he was at the market, he turns to see a young woman who looks just like Marissa. Following her through the store, he sees the differences, small ones, but differences all the same.
When Nick Hansen sees the young woman at the grocery store, his heart stops. Then, slowly, a mist settled deep inside the mind she once knew so well, blurring the world around her. And what really happened the night of the house fire 20 years ago? Philosophical, poetic, intensely personal, and ultimately hopeful, this moving memoir is both a tribute to the woman Wendy Mitchell used to be and a brave affirmation of the woman she has become. Nick is a divorced man in his early forties. I was really impressed with how much this story kept me guessing! I liked how well-defined the characters were described. Nick Hansen is shaken when he spots a young woman in a grocery store who bears an uncanny resemblance to his college girlfriend, Marissa, who died in a fire twenty years ago. That story trope always throws me for a loop.
Every time I thought about how I needed to put the book down to get other things done, I kept telling myself that I would read just one more chapter. Only thing is his girlfriend died 20 years ago in a house fire while in college. From that moment he is caught up in a web of lies, mystery, and murder. This book kept me up. So often through the entire story I thought I knew what was happening and the who dunnit.
That girl is dead and she died with Nick's name and address in her pocket. And most importantly; what really happened to Marissa? I've never read this author before, but after finishing this novel and getting a preview of another, I'm excited to continue with his works. Alarmed, she runs off, and the next day is found strangled. The ending was extremely tidy something which I value and dealt neatly with any outstanding queries, and yet left the reader wondering at what would be the next step; the author really struck the perfect balance. Lucky for him he still has a few wonderful and loyal friends whom he can trust. It had characters, a layered plot and the push of strong writing.
Every time I thought I had it figured out, I had it wrong. Nick Hansen is a social worker. His quiet life ends when he sees a girl in the grocery store who resembles his dead girlfriend of 20 years ago. He sees a young woman in the grocery store who not looks a lot like his college girlfriend but also shares some of her mannerisms. The young woman he had frightened had been murdered during the night. Its not just your nose that gets stuck in this book, oh no, its your entire life until you finish reading it.
I'm realizing as I'm typing and erasing over and over that I've got to hold up because this is a book which for me is rare in wanting to share so many thoughts, but every time I type them out I feel it might be a spoiler. How do you conceive of love when you can no longer recognise those who mean the most to you? Nick is now the main suspect but he only saw her for a few minutes. I felt Somebody I Used to Know was a more well written novel than his earlier works. There were even a couple that I instantly disliked. I don't want to give anything away, I am so excited by this story because it has you fooled. Nick's college girlfriend, Marissa, died in a house fire back when they were in college. This was a fast-paced, suspenseful novel with several surprise twists along the way.
Nick runs to try and catch up with her; however, she gets away. There's been a couple of David Bell's other works that have been on my radar this past year and after reading this one, I'll definitely be reading his other books. When he tries to talk to her, she looks scared to death, drops her basket and runs away like the hounds of hell are after her. Then it occurred to him, this wasn't a ghost, but maybe someone related This book is about past love, hate, revenge, relationships, secrets and lies. That girl is dead and she died with Nick's name and address in her pocket. The basic premise behind Somebody I Used To Know is that Nick sees a young woman in a grocery store who just so happens to resemble his old college girlfriend — who died 20 years ago.
They were both very much in love He makes his way over to the woman to ask if she's related in anyway David Bell has done it again! He is a social worker who is admired by his co-workers for his handling of difficult scenarios. With that said, I had a hard time in the first few pages of the book because there were multitudinous type setting errors. Only thing is his girlfriend died 20 years ago in a house fire while in college. I think fans of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay will enjoy this fast paced novel. With the help of a friend who is also a cop, he starts looking for whatever connection he may have had with the young murdered woman. Not quite sure I can go with the ending though, seems quite out of character for Nick. .
The unique circumstances and unpredictable twists meant that I devoured this book in no time, and it captured my attention until the very end. Not because this girl is so young but because his college girlfriend, Marissa died 20 years ago in a tragic house fire along with her roommates. Now and then I think of when we were together like when you said you felt so happy you could die So when we found that we could not make sense well you said that we would still be friends but I´ll admit that I was glad that it was over But you didn´t have to cut me off make out like it never happend and that we were nothing and I don´t even need your love but you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough You didn´t have to stoop so low have your friends collect your records and then change your numbers I guess that I don´t need that tough now you´re just somebody that I used to know Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over but had me believing it was always something that I´d done And I don´t wanna live that way Reading into every word you say you said that you could let it go and I wouldn´t catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know. I Loved the main character, Nick, and. So when he walked into the grocery store, the last thing he expected to see was Marissa, who had died in a house fire 20 years ago.
With a failed marriage and a string of failed relationships behind him, he can never quite forget Marissa, the love of his life who died in a house fire. He still loved her even though its twenty years on. Oh where do I start? No, this author does credit to its readers and knows we are not silly, we can read between the lines that if he goes to the bathroom we can guess what he is doing. Never once thinking of anything lower, but was leaning more towards 4. Nick Hansen, now 40, fell deeply and totally in love with Marissa when they were college sweethearts at Eastland University. I just adored Laurel and found it refreshing to see a platonic friendship work as well as it did here! I am not really sure what prompted me to download this book from NetGalley. After some back and forth, her friend started coaching her through email to copy the letters she was seeing and practice typing until her brain recognized the letters and remembered how to type.