Friday, September 29, 2017
The Incident on the Bridge, by Laura McNeal
Told through the voices of nearly a dozen characters, the mystery unfolds in many different directions. And it is that random and chaotic nature of the narrative that I found frustrating. The book's length is largely based upon misunderstandings and missed cues, and elaborate introductions of subplots and minor characters. But rather than stitch all of this together, the extremely abrupt ending just closes the mystery without resolving much of anything. Thus, we spend a tremendous amount of time developing characters and stories which turn out to be inconsequential to the story.