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Under the Bridge: Now a Forthcoming Major TV Series Starring Oscar Nominee Lily Gladstone

Rebecca Godfrey

9 Reviews

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Canada, True crime, Prose: non-fiction, Historical mysteries

A haunting journalistic account of the true events surrounding the 1997 murder of fourteen-year-old Reena Virk.

*Now a forthcoming major TV series starring Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone*
A future true crime classic featuring an introduction by Mary Gaitskill

'Dreamy, mysterious and ultimately terrifying' Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me

'A swift, harrowing classic' Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

British Columbia, 1997.

One moonlit night, fourteen-year-old Reena Virk went to join friends at a party and never returned home.

In Under the Bridge, acclaimed author Rebecca Godfrey takes us into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls - and boy - accused of a savage murder. As she follows the investigation and trials, Godfrey reveals the startling truth about the unlikely killers.

Laced with lyricism and insight, Under the Bridge is an unforgettable look at a haunting modern tragedy.

'A modern day Crime and Punishment that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A stunning book' Gary Shteyngart, author of Lake Success

'Under the Bridge is brilliant, enthralling, heart breaking and disturbing' Nadine Matheson, author of The Binding Room

'A tour-de-force of true crime reportage' Kirkus Reviews

'Mixes novelistic suspense with a journalist's key eye for detail' Bustle

'Hypnotic, obsessive, wonderfully transformative' John Guare, author of Six Degrees of Separation

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Praise for Under the Bridge: Now a Forthcoming Major TV Series Starring Oscar Nominee Lily Gladstone

  • A swift, harrowing classic perfect for these unnerving times

  • Dreamy, mysterious and ultimately terrifying

  • A modern day Crime and Punishment that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A stunning book that manages to terrify and enlighten at the same time. I reread it on a regular basis to remind myself what the best, most empathetic crime journalist can be like

  • A brilliant, compassionate retelling of a horrific murder - O, the Oprah Magazine

  • Both tragic and cathartic - New York Times

  • Lipstick, platform shoes, and braces have never felt more menacing. The book reads like a breezy bestseller, but it's Godfrey's in-depth reporting that gets under your skin

  • - GQ

  • Godfrey skillfully blends hard-nosed journalism with a literary lyricism that far and away transcends that of her true-crime colleagues - Elle.com

  • Godfrey, who mixes novelistic suspense with a journalist's key eye for detail, does a terrific job of presenting the facts and letting readers decide how to judge the accused - Bustle

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