My book review of Beneath Devil's Bridge by Loreth Anne White

Beneath Devil's Bridge

Plot: (Back of Book) A true crime podcast yields new revelations about a shocking murder. True crime podcaster Trinity Scott is chasing breakout success, and her brand-new serial may get her there. Her subject is Clayton Jay Pelley. More than two decades ago, the respected family man and guidance counselor confessed to the brutal murder of teenage student Leena Rai. But why he killed her has always been a mystery. In a series of exclusive interviews from prison, Clayton discloses to Trinity the truth about what happened that night beneath Devil’s Bridge. It’s not what anyone in the Pacific Northwest town of Twin Falls expects. Clayton says he didn’t do it. Was he lying then? Or now? As her listeners increase and ratings skyrocket, Trinity is missing a key player in the story: Rachel Walczak, the retired detective who exposed Pelley’s twisted urges and put him behind bars. She’s not interested in playing Clayton’s game - until Trinity digs deeper and the podcast’s reverb widens. Then Rachel begins to question everything she thinks she knows about the past. With each of Clayton’s teasing reveals, one thing is clear: he’s not the only one in Twin Falls with a secret. 

My Review and Thoughts:

Wowzer's. A big fat Wowzer's. Loreth Anne White can write a perfect tale. What an amazing storyteller. She is gifted in sending you on a trip of mystery, suspense, dread and what the hell is the truth style writing. She floored me with this book.

This is a brilliantly weaved whodunnit murder mystery. I was totally incased in this story as it slowly unfolded in flashbacks to the past and to the present to fully detail the plot that is thick with suspense and mystery. Loved the atmosphere of a true crime style setting. 

The book contains everything to bring you into the fold of the unfolding narrative of the crime and all those involved. I loved the tension and how each chapter builds slowly on the characters and the unfolding murder mystery. A brilliant work of fiction that brings everything you the reader could want in a tight, tense and solid exploration of a wonderfully told tale.

This book grabbed me from the very start and held me tightly to it's written form. Love how each chapter is a narrative of certain characters involved in the mystery. The story is told in present day and told in the past actions and of the mystery unfolding, creating a spiraling perfection to bring out the ultimate truth. 

This awesomely written book has so many twists and turns that it leaves you emotionally drained. I wanted to know what happened, I wanted to turn the page to find out who done it, I was giddy with anticipation. 

This book weaved around so many complex situations, amazing characters driven throughout the plot. I was thoroughly entertained beyond all expectations. This was a random read for me, I had no real knowledge of the book. I hadn't read any reviews on it. I was floored and amazed at the complete conclusion of this story. This is a thick mystery driven written in a way like a true crime novel but displayed with a thick undercurrent of hidden truths.

I'm happy to say I am rating this book five out of five. I haven't read a five out of five book in quite a while, but I think this book deserves all the points. It kept me literally on the edge of my seat, and any book that does that deserves all the praise. 

Would I Return to It Again: I loved it and absolutely deserves a second read down the lane of time, but what this book majorly did was create a new wonderful author for me to read and consume and to be a total Fan Boy to Loreth Anne White.

Would I Recommend: With out a single doubt. This book was awesome. 

My Rating: 5 out of 5

Four Final Words: Complex deep storytelling. Brilliant.