Monday, August 20, 2012
The Bridge of Deaths- M.C. V. Egan
Author: M.C.V. Egan
Source: E-Book from the author
On August 15, 1939 on the brink of World War II a plane crashes off Copenhagen, Denmark that killed five of the six individuals on board. They were on their way to an international meeting. This is an actual event that occurred.
Now you are probably wondering if this is going to be a history book with no story. This is not the case at all. Yes it is a historical book that follows an actual historical even but Egan takes the facts and adds the story. In a way I felt like I was reading an autobiography with a side of historical fiction. This book does take a little time to get into, there is a lot of information to process, but I read it slowly and soon I found myself completely engrossed in the story.
Bill and Maggie meet when Maggie sees Bill on the street on her way to her local bookstore; they instantly click and begin dating. Bill reveals he has been having dreams about a past life, so the couple decide to unravel the mystery behind these dreams. This is where Catalina, a middle aged woman living in Florida comes in. After she receives an email from Maggie they being to communicate through Skype and email about the plane crash that Maggie and Bill believe occurred to them in a past life. Catalina’s grandfather was killed in the plane crash and she has been researching the crash in the hopes of solving the mystery.
The story of the plane crash was enthralling. There were so many unanswered questions that were completely frustrating. It’s understandable why this accident would have been swept under the rug but the amount of inconclusive and conflicting facts still frustrated me as much as I feel it did for Catalina and Maggie.
This book takes a new approach to a historical mystery and incorporates the use of physics and past life regressions. I enjoyed this book a lot and I look forward to reading more of Egan’s work in the future.