Book Review: Strangers on a Bridge by Louise Mangos @LouiseMangos @netgalley #strangersonabridge #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf



PUBLICATION DATE: July 6th, 2018


Thank you to the publisher for the e copy of this book via NetGalley.



She never should have saved him.

When Alice Reed goes on her normal morning jog in the peaceful Swiss Alps, she never expected to save a man from suicide. But she does. And she shouldn’t have.

Adamant they have an instant connection Manfred’s charming exterior grows darker and his obsession with Alice grows stronger.

In a country far from home, where the police don’t believe her, the locals don’t trust her and even her husband questions the truth about Manfred, Alice has nowhere to turn.

To what lengths will Alice go to protect herself and her family?



I enjoyed this book and the family drama that ensued in the story. Alice goes for her usual morning jog and sees something while jogging past a bridge. A man standing there who appears to be ready to jump. Determined to see what was going on and to save a man’s life, Alice decides to approach him and talk him down from the bridge. Alice manages to save the man from suicide, but then he becomes obsessed with her.

The man’s life she saved goes by the name Manfred. He is convinced that they crossed paths for a reason and believes it to be destiny. He is convinced this means they are meant to be together and he tries to convince her of this. He follows her and her family, and stalks them. It creeps Alice and her family out, and Alice approaches him many times, but he still doesn’t seem to get the message. Manfred continues to attempt to convince Alice they are destined to be together. 

Alice becomes frustrated with Manfred’s continuous advances, and tries to take matters into her own hands. The police don’t take her seriously, neither does her husband, and it seems Alice has nowhere to turn. Determined to protect her family, she is desperate.

Alice was a complex character. She loved her family, her husband and their two sons, and was kind and caring. Afterall, she did save a man from jumping to his death. She made some bad decisions in this novel, and sometimes I didn’t agree with her and her decisions, but it added to the suspense and build up of the story. Overall, an enjoyable read.

Will Alice be able to convince Manfred to stop stalking her and her family and leave her alone? You’ll have to read the book to find out.


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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