Crying Woman Bridge is the 6th book in the High Country Mystery Series. Each in the series is a stand-alone story. In a crime that mirrors the haunting legend of Mirabella, a ‘crying woman’ whose story is a variation of the legend of La Llorona, a babe goes missing, and the distraught mother claims a ghost has stolen him away.
Despite roadblock after roadblock, Sheriff McQuede doggedly pursues the truth, not believing that a legend has come to life. The trail leads him along many twists and turns, bringing the Sheriff into contact with a slew of interesting characters, from Jim Royce, a local film star, to Vet, a quirky worker at the same diner the mother works at.
I found the story to be fast-paced and engaging, for the most part. I love crime novels, and legends, so this was double fun. I wasn’t a huge fan of the rambling thread of McQuede brooding over Loris. It seemed quite out of character for him, and out of place in the story itself. It was enough to knock me out of the story groove at times.
I actually first came across this book via Kindle Scout, and voted for it. Sadly, it was not picked up by Kindle Publishing. The cover is what attracted my attention there, and prompted me to check the story sample out. It’s pretty creepy looking. I was quite tickled to have found the book on Readers Favourite!
If you like crime thrillers woven with legend, you’re sure to enjoy Britton and Jackson’s Crying Woman Bridge.