Monday, August 5, 2013

Review - The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton

Hey Y'all,

Today I'm reviewing an e-galley I received from Netgalley called The Edge of Normal by Carla Norton

On to the review!
Description from GoodReads:

In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical twenty-two year old girl. She’s finally landed her own apartment, she waitresses to pay the bills, and she wishes she wasn’t so nervous around new people. She thinks of herself as agile, not skittish. As serious, not grim. But Reeve is anything but normal.

Ten years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she’s spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim—she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.

From the author of the #1 non-fiction bestseller Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box comes a novel that draws you into a chilling and engrossing world. With powerfully gripping characters and an ending that is a masterpiece of deception, Carla Norton's The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller. 

Review: So between reading this book and watching The Call with Halle Berry, I am never leaving my house again. This book featured some seriously scary stuff, especially in light of some of the recent kidnappings: Elizabeth Smart, the girls in Cleveland, etc. I really responded to how well Carla Norton wrote the character of Reeve, she was as strong as she was damaged. Although I haven't read it, I imagine this understanding comes from her non-fiction work on the Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box. The villain was super intelligent and creepy. Overall, The Edge of Normal was an intense and exciting psychological thriller and I would definitely recommend it, but you might want to keep the light on while you read!

4/5 Stars

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