A girl disappears after last being seen standing on a bridge: she must have jumped…right?
Reeling after boyfriend Clay, for whom she has jeopardized her future, dumps her, Thisbe takes his car and drives around Southern California’s Coronado Island, ending up on the bridge between the island and the mainland. She's seen by Fen, a newcomer to the island, and Graycie, watching on the bridge's cameras. And then she's gone, leaving sister Ted, crush Jerome, and other people in Coronado all wondering the same thing: what happened to Thisbe? Did she jump? Or could there be another explanation? Like an actual investigation, there are so many possibilities, so many people with pieces of information. But this novel is less of a whodunit and more of a what-happens-next. And what does happen has a surprising twist or two. While Thisbe's fate is somewhat uncertain, readers follow her along with those she’s left behind, so the book is not as suspenseful as it might be. The third-person narration moves from character to character, lending the investigation a quickly paced authority, but the story naturally feels disjointed due to so many character voices.
Expert pacing will keep readers turning the pages until they know Thisbe's fate. (Thriller. 14-18)