The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan

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The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan
The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan

In 2010, Maggie and Bill meet in a bookstore in London. As their relationship grows, Bill shares that he is having vivid dreams about being in a plane when it crashes into the sea. Maggie suggests going to see a hypnotist who could help him with past life regressions. Meanwhile, in Florida, Catalina is trying to find out what really happened to her grandfather, Cesar Agustin Castillo, who died in a plane accident near the Storstrom bridge in Denmark on 15 August 1939.

The Bridge of Deaths is an interesting and original read. M.C.V. Egan chose to mix reality and fiction to tell the story. Cesar Agustin Castillo was her grandfather, and even though she never knew him, she had always been intrigued by the circumstances of his death. The author chose to tell the story as a fiction because, on top of the conventional research she conducted, she consulted psychics and hypnotists, and she knew that some readers would find these methods too unconventional and untrustworthy. As a result, Bill is based on a real person and Catalina on the author, but Maggie is a fictional character.

While the story sheds some light on what was happening right before World War II in Europe, the author repeats herself a lot. Sometimes, the narrative is dry, especially when Maggie and Catalina share their research. In addition, I found that there sometimes were too many details not important to the story. Other times, M.C.V. Egan seems to be withholding information, when for example she does not explain what the Munich Pact is (some readers might not be familiar with it). However, I did enjoy the book as a whole as it was an intriguing and unusual historical fiction.

The Bridge of Deaths was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Fun facts about the author:

  • The author’s full name is Maria Catalina Vergara Egan.
  • She was born in Mexico but now lives in Florida. She also lived for a time in France and Sweden. As a result, she is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Swedish.
  • M.C.V. Egan teaches beginner classes in Astrology.

About the author and her work: M.C.V. Egan’s Website.

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Written by Cecile

Cécile Sune was born in Lyon, France, and her obsession with books started when she was 14. Her grandparents had lent her Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, and she spent part of the summer indoors reading. Needless to say, her tan didn't really improve that year! It was also around that time that Cécile fell in love with the English language. Several years later, in 1999, Cécile moved to Toronto, Canada, with her cat and 5 suitcases. Her love of reading greatly increased when she discovered that English books were much cheaper than French novels. In 2013, she decided to start a blog to share her passion. Cécile now lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and their daughter, and works as a freelance translator (CS Revision).

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