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This was one kickass, action filled caper that had so many twists and turns that it made traversing Hairpin Bridge a child’s play.
Lena had come to get to the truth of her twin Cambrey’s alleged suicide. Corporal Raymond Raycevic was the one who supposedly found the body and wrote the report. But did Lena believe it? Or was it the twin thing which drove her to find the truth?
The story was a great screenplay, would make a fantastic movie, where the two main characters were larger than life, each confident that the other would blink first.
Lena was fantastic; I loved her preparations and the homework she did about Ray. She was like a magician who pulled a rabbit out of the torn, bullet riddled hat, even when it seemed the hat had no secret base to hide the rabbit. And she didn’t give up till the very end.
Raycevic was a formidable opponent who gave as good as he got. His volley of words had the power to spear both Lena and me. Too many cards close to the chest were played well.
The story had layers upon layers with a feww memories of the twins’ childhood giving us the right picture that things were not honky-dory since they were 12. But they were sisters forever, weren’t they? Even in death, especially in death.
The story, with so much action of gun fights, car chases, found its suspense diluted even when the curiosity to know the truth soared.
A couple of things stood out like a sore thumb and niggled me. I was told Cambry made 16 911 calls, but in the sequence of events, she never had a chance to. The prose spoke about a little boy but there were 2 little boys of two timelines which were not made clear. Ah well… With so many bullets flying, who remembered to call 911 or write in distinctive descriptions of little boys.
Having not read No Exit, this was a great introduction to the author Taylor Adams. The book was a twister right up to the last page with the final line.
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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…
Publication Date: June 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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