Book Review: Beneath Devil's Bridge
Beneath Devil's Bridge was written by Loreth Anne White and it was published by Montlake in 2021. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle, and you can visit the author on Amazon and on social media.
It's been a long while since I read a book with as many exciting twists and turns as this one, an exceptional story! Wow!
Trinity Scott has found budding fame as a true crime podcaster. She's always been fascinated with crime stories and now she looks to boost her new career even further by dredging up a murder case of a young girl who was brutally killed beneath a bridge. The subject of her podcast is Clayton Jay Pelley, former Twin Falls high school guidance counselor and now convicted killer. He confessed to killing Leena Rai over two decades ago, but he has agreed to giving Trinity a series of exclusive interviews from prison, where he shocks the world by telling her that he didn't do it. But those who are eagerly tuned in to the podcast wonder if he was lying when he confessed or if he's lying now. Twin Falls is buzzing with gossip and pain over the podcast and one person is especially upset about it: Rachel Walczak, the retired detective who worked tirelessly to put Pelley behind bars. She wants nothing to do with Trinity and her podcast- believing that it's a game that Pelley is playing. As Trinity digs deeper, and as the town becomes pulled into the controversy, Rachel begins to question everything she knows about the case, and she now realizes even those closest to her are possibly holding onto secrets that could pull them all apart. The plot seemed straight forward in this typical crime novel. A young girl is found murdered beneath a bridge and her guidance counselor was charged and convicted of the murder. The author provided good descriptions and first-person narratives increased my interest in the story, but it wasn't raising my star level much above a three for at least the first quarter of the book; then, Loreth Anne White pinned the needle at five stars, and it stayed stuck at the top for the rest of the story. It's been a long while since I read a book with as many exciting twists and turns as this one, an exceptional story! Wow!
I give Beneath Devil's Bridge 5 out of 5 stars.