Hairpin Bridge

Author: Adams, Taylor

Publication Date:

June 2021

Original language and publisher

English | Joffe Books

Territories Handled

France, Netherlands, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

English (North America) (William Morrow)
Russia (AST )
Denmark (Jentas A/S)
Sweden (Jentas A/S)
Iran (Koolehposhti Book Publishing)
Brazil (Faro)
Lithuania (Balto)
Taiwan (Global Group Holdings)
Czech Republic (Knižní klub)


Crime & Thrillers

Hairpin Bridge

Author: Adams, Taylor


“A shot of adrenaline straight to the heart! Propulsive and unpredictable, Hairpin Bridge will have you on edge from the first page to the last.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark

“Taylor Adams creates a heart-pounding masterpiece in Hairpin Bridge. From the first page to the last, this book will grab a reader’s complete attention.” –Mystery & Suspense Magazine

“The author of No Exit is back with another bone-chilling, pulse-pounding feat that’ll leave the hair standing up on the back of your neck.” –Newsweek (“21 Enticing Books to Take Along This Summer”)

“Adams follows his debut, 2019’s No Exit, with another dazzling thriller… Adams is a writer to watch.” –Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Hairpin Bridge reads like a Stephen King novel and is especially reminiscent of Misery in how the characters shape-shift as the narrative progresses, leaving the reader wondering who is more dangerous – and more importantly, which one will prevail.” –Bookpage

“Haunting, disturbing… As layer after layer of this stunningly crafted story are peeled back, readers will be shocked by the devastating twists. No one is what they seem; what appears to be true is often false. This is a strange and powerful tale of justice, mercy, revenge, and regret, with a dramatic and unexpected ending. A must-read for genre fans and those looking for a unique, if troubling, read.” –Booklist

“The pace is breakneck, with Taylor Adams exhibiting exquisite control of his craft and material as he leads readers through the plot’s many revelations and reversals, as Lena and Raycevic face off in a tense battle of wills. It’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a heartbreaking look at the power of stories—the stories we tell ourselves and others—to protect and heal, and the lengths we’ll go to in order to preserve our fictions. Violent, occasionally bizarre, and overall deeply heartfelt, this was one heck of a journey—one I’m extremely glad I took.” –Criminal Element

“A wild game of cat and mouse! Lena is convinced her twin Cambry didn’t commit suicide. She takes to her blog to present the story of what she thinks happened, and travels from to the bridge nicknamed The Suicide Bridge in order to get answers. She meets up with Officer Raycevic, the cop who discovered Cambry’s body. The cop who pulled Cambry over just an hour before she went over the bridge. Both Lena and Raycevic are keeping secrets from one another, and it turns out Cambry was too.” —Kate Towery, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

“This wasn’t at all what I expected, but in the best way! I love how Adams is able to take one single place and create a whole novel around it.” —Tara Furey, Book Shop of Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

“Adams’ latest book is non-stop thrill-ride. Lena travels to “Hairpin Bridge,” the site of her twin sister’s supposed suicide. What starts as a verbal dispute between Lena and a local cop turns into an electric thriller, with Adams doing what he does best: he takes as little as possible and creates a book I could not put down. With a dual narrative between the twin sisters, past and present, the reader is still overcome with dread and uncertainty despite knowing the fate of at least one sister. Hairpin Bridge is for anyone who enjoys ag great escape.” —Matthew Turbeville, Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

“Wow, this book really took me by surprise. I felt like I was driving on a bridge way too fast and suddenly hit a blind curve over and over again as I was reading this dark, twisty, gruesome story about Lena trying to prove that her twin sister Cambry would never have committed suicide by jumping off of Hairpin Bridge. If it wasn’t suicide, then it had to be murder and Lena is determined to get Officer Raycevic to admit this. Lena is tough and smart, and Officer Raycevic totally underestimates her as car chases and gun battles ensue. The constantly changing narration of what really happened that night keeps you wanting to continue to read to see what will be revealed in the next version. If you like really tough heroines and a really unusual storyline then you won’t want to
miss this one.” —Nancy McFarlane, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC

For fans of Dean Koonz, Stephen King, Gregg Hurwitz, John Marrs, James Patterson

Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty 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 doesn’t seem to add up. For one thing, he stopped Cambry for speeding a full hour before she supposedly leapt 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. I couldn’t live with it. Hopefully you can, Officer Raycevic.

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…


Marketing Information

  • Over 300,000 copies sold in his books in English
  • initial print run: 25,000 copies




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