The Bridge is a paranormal thriller written by Allan Krummenacker. The story follows a psychic, Alex Hill, as he is slowly forced to embrace his abilities once again to help solve a crime, and in the process, absolve himself of the crime.
The story begins with an automobile accident witnessed by sergeant Veronica Ross, Alex’s girlfriend. Two teens who sergeant Ross mentors die as of a result of the accident, setting off the chain of events.
When it is discovered that the teens, who supposedly died in the crash, had in fact drowned several hours before, this brings Alex into the investigation, albeit reluctantly. No one in the town knows of Alex’s psychic abilities, preferring to keep it suppressed due to a tragedy many years before, but he is almost manipulated by happenstance to use his gifts to help his girlfriend, and his sceptical friend, the Chief of Police, to get to the bottom of the mystery.
I found the story to be compelling and well told. The main characters have their own back stories which Allan weaved expertly into the narrative. The story was concise and direct, leading the reader to continue following the story to its conclusion, which came as a complete surprise.
The Bridge © 2013 Allan Krummenacker
© 2013 Joe Hinojosa