Strangers on a Bridge by Louise Mangos

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When I saw this title, I immediately thought of some of my television classics. There are some pretty wonderful Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes about strangers on a bridge, just to name a few! The first one I thought of was the Twilight Zone episode where a man is about to jump off the bridge and the “devil” comes to save him and save his printing press job (basically you just need to go watch it because it’s awesome). I figured this read would be just as good.

Thank you netgalley and hq digital for this read for my honest review. I appreciate it!

Alice is out on a run when she sees a man named Manfred about to jump off a bridge. She convinces him to walk away with her and visit a nearby hospital. He is now forever grateful to her for saving his life, a little too grateful. He visits her children at school, moves down the street from her, and calls her often. It’s getting to be a little too much and now Alice is in fear for her family. Something happens to Manfred and has it become all Alice’s fault?

I thought this was a little predictable. I was expecting a few more twists than there really were. I also wasn’t a huge fan of Alice. I thought she made some pretty dumb decisions and it didn’t seem very realistic. I have very little background knowledge of Europe, especially Switzerland and German, and I felt that really hindered my understanding of the book. Other than that, the plot was intriguing. I probably wouldn’t read this one again.

2.5/5 Stars

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