Eyeshot and Hairpin Bridge, Taylor Adams

A bullet rests on a dry ground. The title is in red above it, and is made to look like the bullet flew through it.

Eyeshot: a man with a gun whose done this kind of thing, almost too many times to count, and a couple who just want to live. James will stop at nothing until he takes down the gunman. He and his wife haven’t had it easy. So, with dreams of starting over elsewhere, they never imagined landing in this situation.

With a flair for quirky, this read often veers into amusing. At first, the humor seemed out of place, but I think it worked to help diffuse the situation, which gets heavy at the very start. This tense thriller has you cheering for James and Elle every step of the way.

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A thriller that you won’t be able to put down
James and Elle Eversman are a young couple travelling through the Mojave desert on their way to a new life. When their car mysteriously breaks down they are stranded in the middle of nowhere without much water and no cell-phone reception.

A mile away a deadly sniper has them in his cross-hairs. They are pinned down behind their broken-down car, surrounded by open ground in all directions. There’s nowhere to run and no one to help them. How can they possibly survive?

With relentless tension, razor-sharp prose, and a surprising dose of dark humor, EYESHOT will keep you gripped till its stunning conclusion.


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A suspension bridge spans out away from us. There is fog down low with a woman looking over the edge.

In my quest this year to work my way through the back catalogs of authors I enjoy, Hairpin Bridge, as a newer release, was next on the list. As this is well-reviewed, let’s delve into my thoughts on this one.

Hairpin Bridge carries the non-stop action that No Exit has. When you think things should be wrapping up, Adams isn’t quite done with you yet and has so much more in store. With a small cast in a set location, he’s made what should be a simple book convoluted, with secrets and twists.

In Lena’s quest for truth, we learn just how determined she is. Through flashbacks of the past, we feel that Lena wasn’t the outgoing sister, that she was cautious. But the Lena we see today is anything but. I liked her strength and determination. This fun and twisty ride keeps you flipping pages well after bedtime.

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Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge seventy 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 still seems a bit off. For one thing, he stopped Cambry for speeding just an hour before she supposedly leaped 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. 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…


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