Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Edge of Normal Book Review

I have a really great murder/mystery thriller to share with you today called The Edge of Normal written by Carla Norton.
Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical 22-year-old girl, but she is anything but normal. Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive for four years. After a lucky escape, she’s been rebuilding her life, thanks in large part to her therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. When he asks Reeve to help mentor another girl rescued from a similar ordeal, the two bond very quickly.  
But the more Tilly confides in her, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to support this young survivor, but that she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching her every move.
Wow, this was a really good book! The material is heartbreaking as it deals with girls being kidnapped at around the age of 12 and being held for more than a year and in Reeve's case she was held almost 4 years before a freak accident set her free.

But, here she is at 22 and still seeing her doctor for therapy when another little girl that had been missing for over a year is found by accident also, and the parents ask her doctor if she could come down and talk to their daughter, Tilly.

This sets in motion a series of events that although is tragic, in some ways it sets Reeve free. She is able to finally connect with someone else, something that she has avoided for a very long time. Her life is basically on hold and she won't commit to anything. Her father wants her to go to college and so does her doctor.

Some setbacks occur, but this time Reeve is ready and able to get herself out of a jam. And in the end she realizes that she really truly is free.

You will be mesmerized by her journey and the journey that leads her to another abducted girl and when that occurs, she finally is her own person again. You will be rooting for all of them by the time this book is finished. This is one book that although the subject is hard, at the end, you will be cheering for Reeve!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Carla Norton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box, which the FBI put on their Behavioral Sciences Unit reading list. She served as the special sections editor for the San Jose Mercury News and has written for numerous publications.

She has an MFA from Goddard College and has twice served as a judge for the Edgar Awards. The Edge of Normal, which won a Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery, is her debut novel. She lives in California and Florida.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


Vennie Martinisi said...

In answer to your question my favorite type of book to read is always mystery, though I do read all genres.

ale ol said...

I love history, auto-bio, romance, medicine

Gala said...

I love mystery, science fiction , romance