Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Devil's Bridge

Title: Devil’s Bridge
Author: Greg Lilly
Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC
ISBN: 978-1-932300-78-9
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Gay Fiction

Devil’s Bridge is an intricately woven tale of suspense that will keep the reader wanting to read more. It is a story of two thirty-something people who have been friends since high school. Myra and Topher became friends in high school – she being the slightly unattractive girl, and he being the ostracized gay boy. Their friendship grew deeper and finally into a deeply platonic love which saved them from themselves and the bad choices they made in their romantic partners.

In the span of a few months, they both come to the conclusion that they need a new start. Topher is running from an indifferent lover who wouldn’t reciprocate Topher’s love, and Myra is fleeing from her abusive, and possibly murderous, husband Gil. They decide to run away and start a new life together, but Myra’s husband is not willing to let her go so easily. Vengeance is found at a place called Devil’s Bridge.

This is truly a wonderful book. It is a page-turner that builds to a suspenseful climax, with the reader encouraging and cheering on the battered woman and her best friend (who would do anything to keep her safe.) The plot is tight, the characters believable, and the dialogue is modern. I honestly couldn’t put this book down, and therefore I give it my highest recommendation. You won’t be disappointed with Devil’s Bridge.

1 comment:

Greg Lilly said...

Wow, Beth. Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story because it was fun for me to write.

Devil's Bridge was one of those manuscripts that I would work on and I'd lose track of time -- I'd look up and the sun had set and the house was dark.

Thanks again for the encouragement.