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The Edge of Normal

The Edge of Normal - Carla Norton, Christina Delaine
Series: (Reeve LeClaire Series, #1)
Publisher:   Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 9/10/2013 
Format: Audio 
My Rating: 4 Stars
Since I tend to read primarily new and upcoming new releases, I often find a new release so good, am quickly going back to purchase the author's previous books.

After finishing an ARC of Carla Norton’s upcoming powerful and intense psycho-thriller (6/30/2015)  What Doesn’t Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire Series, #2) —was so intrigued, with the author, the style, characters, and the enthralling series, immediately afterwards, purchased the audio, THE EDGE OF NORMAL (Reeve LeClaire Series, #1), curious about Reeve’s background. (hard to believe this is a debut)

WOW, what a series! To further enhance the well-written suspense; of captivity and sadism. the narrator, Christina Delaine delivers a chilling, stellar performance.

Reeve LeClaire has lived through a nightmare. She was held captive for four years, when only twelve years old; tortured, raped, and luckily was found alive. After a trial, her captor Daryl Flint was sent to prison. She changed her name and through the help of a psychologist, Ezra Lerner--she has been trying to rebuild her life, and try to get back to some sense of normal with continued haunting nightmares.

Now in her twenties, living in San Francisco, Dr. Lerner(specializing in “captivity syndrome”) needs Reeve to help her with a similar case --a young thirteen year old girl, Tilly, who has suffered a a traumatic ordeal, found a year after her kidnapping.

Reeve’s kidnapper was caught; however, Tilly’s abductor is still at large, putting other young girls in danger. Reeve wants to put her ordeal behind her, as she is strong and determined not to let her tragedy rule her future; however, she has to help find the killer. As she attempts to help Tilly, (similar circumstances), she not only puts her emotions on the line, she also puts herself in danger. With a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, and a ruthless predator—always one step ahead. In the end, by helping another victim, she may find it therapeutic.

An impressive debut and series, a fast-paced page-turner. Skillful writer, Carla Norton keeps you in suspense, while building intensity, with well-developed characters, hooking you from the first page to the end. She has a special talent of diving deep into the psychological minds of her characters, making for a compelling and taunt crime mystery thriller. Her background is definitively reflective throughout the pages of this well-written series.

Be sure and read WHAT DOESN’T KILL HER (Reeve LeClaire Series, #1), coming June 30, 2015 for a continuation of this special character. Looking forward to the next in the series. Psychological crime thriller fans will devour this suspense series!
What Doesn't Kill Her (Reeve LeClaire Series, #2)
Coming 6/30/2015 


Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1310570229