Monday, August 24, 2015

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

Devil's Bridge by Linda Fairstein - Thoughts in ProgressAuthor Linda Fairstein masterfully weaves the history of New York landmarks with suspense in her latest release, DEVIL’S BRIDGE, the 17th installment in her Alexandra Cooper series.

Bringing the various characters to life, narrator Barbara Rosenblat holds listeners’ attention with her varied pace, dialect and mannerisms. Rosenblat draws on the emotions throughout the story to boost it to another level of intensity.

A security breach in the office of Assistant District Attorney Alexandra ‘Coop’ Cooper during a high profile case could have dangerous repercussions. When Coop suddenly disappears after work, Detective Mike Chapman and the NYPD begin sorting through Coop’s cases trying to find the culprit. But could Coop’s new intimate relationship with Chapman have more to do with her disappearance than any of the criminals she’s put away?

Chapman and the gang scramble to find Coop as they are drawn to Manhattan’s waterfront where past and present go hand and hand.

The author has shifted a bit in this latest release allowing the focus to be on Chapman instead of Coop. The story is told from Chapman’s perspective giving listeners/readers new insight into the detective. Chapman weaves his way through the clues and the history of certain landmarks to find Coop.

This thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as the suspense builds. The compelling novel is a fast pace adventure through the streets and waterways of New York. Even though this is the 17th installment in the series, new listeners/readers won’t be left in the dark.

DEVIL’S BRIDGE is chalked full of suspense, mystery and history making it not only a captivating read, but also informative.

Author Linda Fairstein can be found on Facebook. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat’s website is here.

Devil’s Bridge by Linda Fairstein, Alexandra Cooper Book #17, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Penguin Audio, @2015, ISBN: 978-1611764307, Unabridged, Run Time: 10 Hours and 33 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you enjoy when author include bits of history throughout a story? Does including the history make the story and characters more plausible to you?

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  1. It does sound tempting. Thank you.
    History makes a difference to me - though sometimes it also sets my mind wandering down avenues other thant the plot...

    1. Elephant's Child, I agree about wandering down other avenues when history is included in a story. I've learned a great deal about New York listening to this series. Each installment has such fascinating information.

  2. A little history is good. Makes it more real.
    Devil's Bridge - unabridged. For some reason, that makes me chuckle.

    1. Alex, I hadn't thought about the bridge - unabridged element. That is funny.

  3. I think weaving in a little history in a book can add to its appeal, Mason. And in this case, the New York setting seems to work. And New York really is a terrific context for a story! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Margot, New York does lend itself when it comes to fascinating places and loads of mystery. I've learned a lot about the area from this author's books.

  5. I just added this one to my "Want to Read" list on Goodreads. I'm a lot behind in the series, but this sounds like a good enough read to jump ahead. Thanks for the review.

  6. Love fiction with historical background. Also love a good mystery! Sounds great.

  7. Interesting! I'm not a fan of mysteries when they're series, but this sounds intriguing.


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