For ten years, Alexandra ldquo;Catrdquo; Rucker has been on the run from her past. But a sudden call from an old neighbor forces Cat to return to her Ohio hometownmdash;and to the family she never intended to see again. Catrsquo;s mother is dead, and shersquo;s left a disturbing and confusing suicide note that reads: Cat, He isnrsquo;t who you think he is. Mom xxxooo160;160;160; Seeking to unravel the mystery of her motherrsquo;s death, Cat must confront her past to discover who ldquo;herdquo; might be: Her tyrannical father, now in a coma after suffering a stroke? Her brother, Jared, named after her motherrsquo;s true love (who is also her fatherrsquo;s best friend)? Or Addison Watkins, Catrsquo;s first and only love? Taut, gripping, and edgy, The Last Bridge is an intense tale of family secrets, darkest impulses, and deep-seated love.
In this polished debut novel, Alexandra "Cat" Rucker has been hiding in a bottle for the last decade, using the booze to try to obliterate the memory of her abusive father, but she has no choice but to return home when a former neighbor calls to report that Cat's mother has committed suicide. The agonizingly vague suicide note--"He isn't who you think he is"--complicates more than it explains, as the mysterious "He" could be Cat's father, her brother, her former lover, or someone else altogether. The only thing that is certain is that Cat will have to confront the demons of her past if she hopes to escape her mother's fate and build a brighter future.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Psychology, Family + Friendship, Literary
- Ballantine Books
- May 25, 2010
- May 25, 2010
- Teri Coyne