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 seventy 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 still seems a bit off. For one thing, he stopped Cambry for speeding just an hour before she supposedly leaped 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. 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...
Adams follows his debut, 2019's No Exit, with another dazzling thriller. Cambry Nguyen, 24, was wrapping up a yearlong odyssey across America when highway patrolman Raymond Raycevic found her dead beneath Hairpin Bridge, a derelict structure off a now-closed road 60 miles from Missoula, Mont. Unconvinced by the verdict of suicide, Cambry's identical twin, Lena, drives from her home in Seattle to Montana. Raycevic reluctantly leads Lena to the bridge and begins to answer her increasingly pointed questions. Was it coincidence that Raycevic pulled Cambry over for speeding only an hour before her death? Why did her last text to Lena read "Please Forgive Me. I couldn't live with it. Hopefully you can, Officer Raycevic?" Though Lena, who believes Raycevic murdered her sister, tells Raycevic that she wants revenge as well as answers, he assumes the small minimum-wage electronics store worker poses little threat. Instead, she's a superb marksman prepared for every eventuality. Skillfully entwined third-person narrative, posts from Lena's blog, and passages from the book she's writing about Cambry reveal the sisters' past and Cambry's final hours. Adams is a writer to watch.
Such a great story. I had a couple of 3 am nights trying to put it down.
Disappointing storyline with two dimensional characters. Not worth the price.