It has been ten years since Reeve LeClaire was kidnapped and held captive. For the past six years, since her rescue, she has been trying to recover, with the help of her therapist, Dr. Ezra Lerner.
Living in San Francisco, miles away from Seattle where the abduction happened, she is truly starting over. But there are still many issues. Not quite normal, she is still on the edge.
Then a series of abductions in Northern California require the assistance of Dr. Lerner, when one girl is found and brought home. Dr. Lerner asks Reeve to accompany him, to act as a mentor for little Tilly.
They share a bond, these two. But then Tilly reveals a dark secret to Reeve. A secret she is sworn not to tell anyone. Will keeping Tilly’s secret endanger Reeve’s life? And who is the master mind behind the kidnappings? What unique qualities does he possess that enable him to fly beneath the radar and evade suspicion? How is he able to successfully carry out his machinations without anyone noticing?
An intense, page-turning psychological thriller, The Edge of Normal was truly a nail-biting tale, with chapters bringing multiple narrators, including the voice of the master mind. Just when everything seems to be coming together, there are more surprises ahead.
Many of the characters were unlikeable, and while Reeve was definitely someone with whom I could engage, some of her behaviors were foolhardy and risky. Too much so for someone with her history, in my opinion. But I enjoyed the story and could not put it down. 4.5 stars.