“A shot of adrenaline straight to the heart! Propulsive and unpredictable, Hairpin Bridge will have you on edge from the first page to the last.”
-Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark
“Another dazzling thriller… Adams is a writer to watch.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Moves at about 150 miles per hour until its closing scene, which is still and tender… a novel that’s part action flick and part affecting rumination on moral responsibility within families.”
“The pace is breakneck, with Taylor Adams exhibiting exquisite control of his craft and material… It’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a heartbreaking look at the power of stories – the stories we tell ourselves and others – to protect and heal, and the lengths we’ll go to in order to preserve our fictions. Violent, occasionally bizarre, and overall deeply heartfelt, this was one heck of a journey.”
“Stretches of this book all but grip your wrists, but its deepest pleasures come from the mystery, the masterfully controlled revelations of what really happened at and off that bridge as the sister of the woman who died in that plunge uncovers them. That sister is a fully realized character, and getting to know her puts us in intimate touch with the victim, too – and, as really good fiction can (let’s recall) – with ourselves, too.”
“Haunting, disturbing… As layer after layer of this stunningly crafted story are peeled back, readers will be shocked by the devastating twists. No one is what they seem; what appears to be true is often false. This is a strange and powerful tale of justice, mercy, revenge, and regret, with a dramatic and unexpected ending.”
“Adams displays fierce skills… Palpable tension infuses this keen plot.”
“Hairpin Bridge reads like a Stephen King novel and is especially reminiscent of Misery in how the characters shape-shift as the narrative progresses, leaving the reader wondering who is more dangerous – and more importantly, which one will prevail.”
“A heart-pounding masterpiece... From the first page to the last, this book will grab a reader’s complete attention.”
–Mystery and Suspense Magazine
“Fans of dark and twisty stories, creepy characters, and having the hair on the back of your neck stand on end will find a lot to love about Hairpin Bridge.”
–The Nerd Daily
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…