A chilling portrayal of female friendship by debut author Darcey Bell.
Darcey Bell was raised on a dairy farm in western Iowa and is currently a preschool teacher in Chicago. She was born in 1981. Her debut novel is A Simple Favour, a tense psychological thriller set in Connecticut.
A compellingly creepy female protagonist who kept me guessing
right up to the end -- Michelle Frances, number one bestselling
author of The Girlfriend
Fast-moving, readable and packed with betrayal, secrets and plenty of twists and turns * The Telegraph *
Darcey Bell tackles a nightmare scenario brilliantly in A Simple Favour * Good Housekeeping *
Sly, satirical, subversive: a deliciously poisoned cupcake of a story * L.S. Hilton, author of Maestra *
A psychological thriller that is as hip and relevant as it is gripping. . . . I couldn't stop reading about these two truly terrifying moms! -- Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
Riveting and brilliantly structured, A Simple Favor is an edge-of-your seat domestic thriller about a missing wife and mother that relies on a rotating cast of unreliable narrators to ingeniously examine the cost of competitive mom-friends, the toll of ordinary marital discontent and the fallacy of the picture-perfect, suburban family -- Kimberly McCreight, author of international bestseller Reconstructing Amelia
An intense, captivating, and astonishing thriller ending in an unforeseen and surprise ending; the premise: Be careful who you trust * New York Journal of Books *
Bell's edgy first novel is chock-full of dirty little secrets, lies, and manipulations. Gone Girl devotees should reserve an advance copy and carve out uninterrupted time for this juicy read * Library Journal *
Debut-novelist Bell ramps up suspense with authority in this domestic thriller, in which actions seem as inevitable as they are chilling. The audience that made Gone Girl a publishing sensation is likely to take to this one, too * Booklist (starred review) *