Hairpin Bridge, a review by Tanya

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Hairpin Bridge
Taylor Adams

10 hours
Published June 15, 2021 by Harper Audio

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About the Book: 

From the author of the “full-throttle thriller” (A. J. Finn) No Exit—a riveting new psychological page-turner featuring a fierce and unforgettable heroine.

Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version.

But Lena isn’t buying it.

Now she’s come to that very bridge, driving her dead twin’s car and armed with a cassette recorder, determined to find out what really happened by interviewing the highway patrolman who allegedly discovered her sister’s body.

Corporal Raymond Raycevic has agreed to meet Lena at the scene. He is sympathetic, forthright, and professional. But his story doesn’t seem to add up. For one thing, he stopped Cambry for speeding a full hour before she supposedly leapt to her death. Then there are the sixteen attempted 911 calls from her cell phone, made in what was unfortunately a dead zone.

But perhaps most troubling of all, the state trooper is referred to by name in Cambry’s final enigmatic text to her sister: Please Forgive Me. I couldn’t live with it. Hopefully you can, Officer Raycevic.

Lena will do anything to uncover the truth. But as her twin’s final hours come into focus, Lena’s search turns into a harrowing, tooth-and-nail fight for her own survival—one that will test everything she thought she knew about her sister and herself…

My Review:
I was a big fan of No Exit and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Hairpin Bridge.

I hate to say it, but I’m pretty disappointed in this read overall. The premise of a loved one going after a perceived killer is fine but it didn’t make sense to me how Lena thought that Ray was the killer automatically. He’s a cop that pulled her over the day before. And that automatically makes him suspect #1? What?

And the jumping back and forth between Lena’s story and Cambry’s story and the blog was confusing. It seemed that Lena had a lot of knowledge from Cambry’s storyline that she wouldn’t logically have. Just because it unfolded on one timeline, doesn’t mean that the knowledge transfers to a future timeline. It seems that a lot of liberties were taken with this back and forth and that left a lot of holes in the story for me.

The blog sections were also unnecessary for the story. If you are going to try to plan out searching for a killer, why does that need to be in a public space?
I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me but this entire story seemed drawn out, based on loose plot lines with imaginary connections. The ending, which I think readers are meant to be happy about, just had me shrugging.

Thank you to #NetGalley for providing this book. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy and all views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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