To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder by Nancy Rommelmann
True-crime lovers, this one's for you. On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to a bridge in Portland, OR, and dropped her two children — 4-year-old Eldon and 7-year-old Trinity — into the rushing river below; Eldon drowned, his sister miraculously lived. Amanda was soon arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 35 years in prison. For journalist Nancy Rommelmann, the case wasn't as cut and dried as it seemed, however; what made Amanda do it? Why? In To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder, Rommelmann breaks down a story seven years in the making.
Out July 1.