The Request

The Request

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.

Title:The Request
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780440000891
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    The Request Reviews

  • marilyn

    When I read The Layover, by David Bell, I wasn't prepared for the intelligent good guy main character to do such dumb things and keep on doing dumb things so I thought I didn't care for the book much....

  • Dita

    Ooooh, this was a tangy little tale.What happens when your perfect life gets rear ended by a "frenemy" who asks you to do him a favor? And what if your life isn't really so perfect and said favor flin...

  • Kaceey

    4.5*David Bell has crafted yet another fun, fast-paced thriller guaranteed to have you screaming at the characters as they make their every move!Ryan is a lucky guy. He’s managed to capture his own ...

  • Debra

    "With friends like these..." Ryan has it all - a loving wife, a beautiful baby boy, a job he enjoys, a nice home, and a blackmailer (or two)! He has the picture-perfect life which he shares on Soci...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Who needs enemies when you have friends try to ruin your life and set you up with murder? Ryan seems like having a dreamy life, perfect job, perfect wife and a perfect new born. Even though he carries...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    3.5 STARS rounded up to 4While this wasn't my favorite novel by Bell, it was still a highly enjoyable, character driven mystery. Review to come!*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review co...

  • Jayme

    In the opening sentence of the prologue, Ryan Francis will confess to you that he has a blackmailer. He is lying. He actually has two blackmailers! He will also tell you that he is no Angel. That’s ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 expos...

  • Bridgett

    ***AVAILABLE TODAY***The Request was my first David Bell novel, and I have to say, I'm a fan! This book was a non-stop, roller coaster ride. It started with a bang and the tension only escalated as th...

  • Berit???

    Fast paced, tense, and addictive. David Bell writes stories that completely suck me in, have me feeling anxious, and on the edge of my seat. Ryan and Amanda appear to have the perfect life. A Beautifu...