The Blonde Bookworm: The Girl on the Bridge by James Hayman -- Review

The Girl on the Bridge by James Hayman -- Review

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Title: The Girl on the Bridge 
Author: James Hayman 
Pages: 368
Publishing: May 9th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062661337


From New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed McCabe and Savage series comes an electrifying new thriller of taut and twisted suspense.

On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team.

Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah’s death, Joshua Thorne—former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire—is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated.

When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah’s attackers are executed. But they soon realize, these murders may not be simple acts of revenge, but something far more sinister.

The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that once read will not easily be forgotten. 


The Girl on the Bridge is the 5th book in the McCabe and Savage series, but you don't need to read the other books in order to enjoy this one. I had never read anything from Hayman before, so I was pleasantly surprised at the fast pace, developed characters, and constant action. 

The novel follows two detectives as they attempt to solve a murder case of two men and a woman. Both McCabe and Savage are excellent detectives and somehow always manage to be at the right place at the right time. McCabe has an impressive photographic memory and Savage is as tough as nails, making this duo the best Portland PD has to offer. 

I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl on the Bridge and highly recommend it to readers who love a good crime novel. The characters were complex and the fast paced story kept me on my toes from start to finish. It was a fun read and I will definitely be picking up more of Hayman's books in the future. 

Rating 4/5 


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