“A stranger in need – would you invite them into your home?”
Released on 7th July 2022, The Woman On The Bridge by Holly Seddon follows lonely Charlotte Wilderwood who, in the middle of nowhere, saves a runaway bride from falling to her death. Soon, Maggie is staying in Charlotte’s home, safely hidden from the man that she was so desperate to escape. The immediate bond between the two women eclipses anything they’ve ever known and before long they will go to extreme lengths to protect each other. But is Maggie the best friend Charlotte has always dreamed about? Or the nightmare she never saw coming?
Today is my stop on the Compulsive Readers blog tour for this book. Thank you to the publishers for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
With a vividly eerie opening scene, I was immediately drawn into this almost spooky setting as two characters meet under unexpected circumstances and form a bond through their current troubles.
When I saw this described as “Strangers On A Train meets The Pact”, I was very excited! But of course, there had to be more to it than a Strangers On A Train premise, as that’s one of my favourite films so a simple plan of mutual revenge would not have been enough.
So I was instantly intrigued to see what direction it would go in. And fortunately, there is a lot more to it. I had some ideas about what would happen, but there were plenty of original twists at the same time so I was still pleasantly surprised by how this mysterious thriller played out.
There’s a lot going on in both the past and present and I wasn’t sure of the relevance of a few things at first, but everything ties together well, with everything coming full circle to reveal a number of double-crosses and betrayals.
I didn’t particularly like either of the female leads which I think is what restricted me from loving this one more, but they were also well-fleshed out and I got a strong understanding of both of their characters and emotions. Unfortunately, I just found them both quite weak-willed, which made it difficult for me to be more shocked by their predicaments.
Overall, I enjoyed this one and thought that it was really well written, so I’m definitely eager to read more by Seddon soon.
The Woman On The Bridge by Holly Seddon
Release Date: 7th July 2022
Print Length: 320 pages
Genre: Mystery Thriller
How far would you go to save a perfect stranger?
Maggie is trapped. Dumped on her wedding day, rejected by her family and hounded by a man determined to make her suffer.
Charlotte is desperate. Double-crossed by her only friend and facing total ruin, she will go to any lengths to save what matters.
Two women, one night. A decision that will change everything.
About The Author:
Holly Seddon is the international bestselling author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE, DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES, LOVE WILL TEAR US APART, THE HIT LIST and THE WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE.
After growing up in the English countryside obsessed with music and books, Holly worked in London as a journalist and editor. She now lives in Kent with her family and writes full time.
Alongside fellow author Gillian McAllister, Holly co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast. You can find her on Twitter @hollyseddon, Instagram and Facebook @hollyseddonauthor.
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