TO THE BRIDGE BY NANCY ROMMELMANN
To the Bridge by Nancy Rommelmann is a true crime novel or according to the author “reported non-fiction” with reconstructed true events.
Journalist Nancy Rommelmann writes an interesting account of what took place on that fateful night on May 23, 2009 when Amanda Stott-Smith dropped her four and seven year old children from the Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon. Amanda, battling depression and substance abuse, lived with her parents after her marriage to Jason fell apart. Amanda had a son from a previous relationship, but only chose to kill Jason’s children. Was it revenge or was she protecting her children from a life of constant abuse?
An interesting read for sure but a tad long. True crime books are insightful as they delve into the workings of the inner psyche and try to understand how a mother could harm her own children. What drove Amanda to this point? I rate this novel 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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Reviewed: June 4, 2018. Novel Publish Date: July 1, 2018.
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