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Devil's Bridge

An Alexandra Cooper Novel

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In her seventeenth Alexandra Cooper thriller, New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein takes readers where they have never been before: Inside the mind of NYPD Detective Mike Chapman.

The Manhattan waterfront is one of New York City’s most magnificent vistas, boasting both the majestic Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge, the world’s busiest span for motor vehicles.  But in Devil’s Bridge, Detective Mike Chapman will discover the peril that lurks along this seemingly benign expanse as he takes on his most personal case yet:  the disappearance of Alex Cooper.

Coop’s sudden disappearance is fraught with terrifying complications:  scores of enemies she has made after a decade of putting criminals behind bars; a recent security breach with dangerous repercussions; and a new intimacy in her relationship with Mike, causing the Police Commissioner himself to be wary of the methods Mike will use to get Coop back... if he can.

Once again, Linda Fairstein proves why she is “one of the best crime fiction writers in America today”* with her most intense Alexandra Cooper novel yet.
 
*Nelson DeMille

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 29, 2015 – At the start of Ware’s solid but somewhat derivative first novel, a psychological thriller, crime writer Leonora Shaw leads a solitary life in London but receives an invitation to Northumberland to celebrate the impending marriage of Clare Cavendish, a friend she hasn’t seen in 10 years. Nora and Clare were once inseparable, but something drove them apart. Nora and her sarcastic school chum, Nina da Souza, another invitee, decide to make the trip to the remote cottage known as the Glass House, the site of the hen party weekend. Flashbacks show Nora in the hospital, where she’s recovering from an accident that she can’t quite recall and wonders whose blood is on her hands. From the catty conversations at the party, secrets from Nora and Clare’s past emerge, particularly relating to Nora’s former love, James Cooper. Ware does a competent job ratcheting up the suspense, but the revelations aren’t as exciting as the buildup.

Customer Reviews

Devil's Bridge

This book was awful. I've been reading this author for many, many years and her books are getting worse and worse. Too much about history and not enough about the individuals in the novel. Her early books were so much better. Definitely would not recommend and I won't be buying anymore of this author's books. Just terrible.

No need for caffeine when reading Fairstein!!!

A book that is missing Alexandra Cooper through most of it? Seeing things through Michael Chapman's eyes. That's a first. Although I do want to say that I wanted to slap the crap out of him a couple of times. I also found myself missing the old Coop. I think this was good just to get a different aspect, but I think once is enough. We need to get back to Battaglia and Shipley. I can't wait for that showdown!!! Of course the suspense just leading up to it with a few hints here and there does lead to great book sales. Ha!!!

If you haven't read Linda Fairstein, then you are missing out on some good reading. I like how she always puts a little history and trivia into each of her books. Makes me feel a little bit smarter while being taken on these joyrides that are always guaranteed to get you going. No need for caffeine when your reading Fairstein!!!

A huge thanks to Penguin/Dutton and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I thoroughly recommend this and any other of Linda Fairstein's books.

Great read, loved the references to current events!

Really enjoyed the book and the first person perspective of Chapman. He's always been my favorite character. Got to say Alex really annoyed me and I wanted to slap Vickee. What a crappy person she is here. Best of all I loved the swats at some infamous incidents that a NYC area person can totally appreciate, especially one who lived in Wappingers Falls and taught at Monticello High School during the Tawana Brawley fiasco.

I didn't give it five stars...would give it 4.5... because there is still no real meat to the Alex-Mike relationship and it's beginning to feel like stalling and the ending is far too abrupt. Am really looking forward to the next one, though reading this on it's release day means a long wait for me. I REALLY want to see how the issue that starts the boom with Battaglia plays out.

Devil's Bridge
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Aug 11, 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: An Alexandra Cooper Novel
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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