|Print List Price:||$14.00|
Save $9.01 (64%)
Across the East River Bridge Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Troy is still harboring impure thoughts toward Finn, who hates Troy for allegedly derailing his academic, and subsequent professional, career. But Finn is also not above getting down and dirty with Troy when it suits his libido, and in this book that happened in the past, and needs to happen now.
It's a frustratingly one-sided relationship for most of the book, but understandable because Ms. McMurray has developed these characters so well that you believe how Finn's stubbornness and Troy's semi-guilt could come about.
On the other hand, the way McMurray has Finn and Troy go about trying to prove that 19th century "roommates" Brill and Culver were murdered is brilliantly handled. This tale, brought to us in slowly recovered archived journals and dastardly manipulative ghostly demonstrations, had me engrossed every step of the way. The mystery's solution may become clear to readers a bit earlier than to Troy and Finn, but it's a hell of a ride getting there and in many cases a whole heck of a lot of fun.
Ghost stories don't ring my bell most of the time, but this was perfectly done. In addition, the depth of background in Brooklyn history was fascinating, as is the actual modern day Brooklyn scenario.
These are two remarkably drawn couples whose love lives are deeply plumbed and exposed in such a way that even the somewhat out-of-character Epilogue will have you smiling, and maybe wiping away a tear or two. Bravo!
Finn and Troy are young historians of Gilded Age New York; they're competitors, who have fought with each other, professionally and personally, for over a decade. Problem is, they're also strongly attracted to each other. When thrown together by chance in the Victorian house where Troy is a curator, they begin to wonder if their collaboration might not in fact have been arranged--by ghosts.
What starts out as a classic setup for a screwball comedy in the "Bringing Up Baby" mode (Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn) turns into a ghost story/romance that pulls the reader into the lives of two very different couples struggling to figure how to be in love.
I like a good ghost story, and McMurray delivers one quite different than any I've ever encountered. She also gives her readers insight into the realities of gay life in the Gilded Age, as well as the struggle to take ownership of one's own life in order to give in to happiness.
This is my first McMurray book, and I'll surely be reading more soon.
Ok I'm a history geek so, the book gets point for it's hiratorical references alone. Still the story is interesting with an enemies to lover theme, that I like, so there go the next points. The writing is nice and enjoyable and I liked the characters quite a lot.
The story is about two men, Troy and Finn, who are trying to solve a more than 100 year old murder. The investigation was stopped when the police was told the murdered men were gay and so their souls still can find no rest. Finn and Troy are chosen by the ghost to help them, they see their live in their dreams and the ghost influence them, to help them find the right cluess.
While they are trying their hand solving a mystery, Finn and Troy learn more about each other and develop other feelings as dislike and open hostility. Then Finn has doubts how much are their own feelings, that are not forced by the ghosts and will they feel the same when the ghosts are gone?
Most recent customer reviews
Oh man, this book has just filled me with a ridiculous amount of feelings.Read more