Kill All Your Darlings

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Berkley Books
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5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.57 pounds

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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 a professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program.



With hints of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, this is a riveting thriller."--Palm Beach Daily News

"[A] brisk suspense novel....Fans of Jean Hanff Korelitz's The Plot may want to check this one out."--Publishers Weekly

"Grabs you by the throat and never lets go. Kill All Your Darlings will keep you reading late into the night with a twist you'll never see coming."--Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

"Sounds like Wonder Boys times Patricia Highsmith. Yes please!"--Crime Reads

"A dark, twisty journey through the labyrinth of academia. This book has everything--a missing girl, a murder, a book-within-a-book and so much more! One of David Bell's most unique and engrossing novels."
--Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

"This is the best thriller set within the insular world of academia since Robert Ludlum's The Matlock Paper and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. Kill All Your Darlings is psychological suspense of the highest order, a morally ambiguous, twist-laden tale that shines a light on the darkness that lurks inside all of us.
--Providence Journal

"Masterful...combining a well-paced thriller with hints of the writing process and the seedy underbelly of sexual harassment on college campuses....entertaining and captivating in equal measure....dealing with some real-life issues in academia, student rights, and the pressures of college campuses."--Mystery and Suspense Magazine

"[A] thrilling, twisty novel with a great story and well-written characters. [Bell] always tops what he's done previously (and I love his previous novels). It starts off strong and never lets up. A great Summer read."--Red Carpet Crash

"An exceptionally gripping, lightning paced, deviously plotted thriller. David Bell is a mad genius. I could not put this book down."
--Michele Campbell, internationally bestselling author of It's Always the Husband

"Only the diabolical mind of the talented storyteller David Bell could concoct this mind-bendingly twisty thriller! He manages to brilliantly weaponize college, students, teachers, tenure--and even the writing of novels. Smart, audacious and completely original."
--Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie

"This compelling thriller about a professor, a student, and a stolen manuscript that closely mirrors a real-life murder will keep readers guessing until the very last page. Kill All Your Darlings is storytelling at its very best!"--Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten

"Compulsively readable and jam-packed with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS is first-rate literary entertainment. Suspenseful and surprising, I didn't want it to end."--Richard Chizmar, New York Times bestselling author of Chasing the Boogeyman

Praise for the Novels of David Bell

"David Bell is a top-notch storyteller....I flew through this twisting, riveting psychological thriller."--Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us

"A terrifically tense thriller with a femme fatale who will keep you guessing until the very end."--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

"[A] suspenseful page-turning thriller."--Hello Giggles

"A whirlwind story about secrets, regrets, and sacrifice....a deliciously infectious thriller."--Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife

"A compulsive, twisty, race-against-the-clock thriller...[a] smart and unrelenting page-turner!"--Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter

"A tautly told, heart-pounding read...a page-turning whodunit where every character's a suspect and no one can be trusted." --Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

"[A] taut gem...a tale straight out of the psychological thriller territory blazed by the likes of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner."--Providence Journal