Book Review – The Edge Of Normal

by Carla Norton (Macmillan) ISBN 978-144-723-8034

When she was 12, Reeve St Clare was kidnapped. She was held in captivity by a monster for four years. A monster she believes is behind bars.

She is working hard to build a life for herself that resembles something normal. Her psychiatrist asks for her help on a similar case. A young girl has just escaped captivity and he hopes Reeve can help her adjust. Reeve helps Tilly to cope, but when two more girls go missing, they start seeing similarities other people don’t. The girls have to face their greatest fears to help the others.

Creepy, freaky and a little too realistic to let me sleep well. I was chilled to the bone by this book told in part from the victim’s point of view. It was amazing to feel her strength and her fear. I can’t even begin to imagine recovering from something like that. The antagonist is sick, calculated and well thought out. I really enjoyed this book.

Mia Botha

Posted on: 30th October 2013