Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams was an engrossing page-turner. It is a real page turning, heart stopping and heart pounding novel. Hairpin Bridge is about a lady named Lena confronting the man she thinks killed her twin sister, Cambry. Additionally, she thinks that he staged it as a suicide three months earlier. The man is a cop, Ray Raycevic, who apparently found Cambry’s body, and they meet at the remote place where Cambry died: Hairpin Bridge. The story is told through Lena’s point of view as she confronts Ray, in a blog entry she has written the day before the confrontation, and Lena’s hypothesis of how Cambry’s last hours went.
The vast majority of the story of the book occurs over a couple of hours. A major part of the story is told in the current state, according to Lena’s perspective. Lena is a blogger, so a portion of her blog sections talking about her examination concerning Cambry’s demise are also included. These parts of the book are really the main highlight of the book to me. Other part of the Hairpin Bridge are written as if they are according to Cambry’s perspective, however they are truly expected to be written by Lena as she attempts to document what may have happened to her sister.
These were my least favourite in light of the fact that they are only assumptions on Lena’s part and were sometimes confusing. In the starting, the changes in perspective are plainly checked, but then, at that point as the story proceeds, now, and again it changes in the chapter, and it takes time to sort out who the storyteller is and if it’s something that truly occurred or if it’s in Lena’s creative mind.
Part of the fun in reading a novel with suspense elements is floating around various speculations in your mind. I figured the writer worked effectively in keeping things off balance for the reader. Plus, I was never too sure about where the story was going, and there were a couple of things that surprised me totally.
I will admit, the last quarter of Hairpin Bridge, I was not actually excited with how things were working out. In any case, before I had even completed the book, I came to that opinion. Overall! Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams is insane, but in a fun, popcorn eating type way.
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