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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carla Norton Narrator: Christina Delaine Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781427233042
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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 nonfiction 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • This novel is brilliant. A perfect blend of literary style, psychological insight and edge-of-the-seat thriller. From journalist Poe to protagonist Reeve--and a particularly horrific incarnation of evil along the way--Norton has given us living, breathing characters that we know and understand . . . and who inhabit our imaginations after we've finished this book. Jeffery Deaver
  • The Edge of Normal is a heart-pounding thrill ride that had me holding my breath to the very end. With a compelling, tough-as-nails heroine and a truly terrifying villain, this is a book you won't soon forget. Chevy Stevens

  • “Norton has given us living, breathing characters that we know and understand…and who inhabit our imaginations after we’ve finished this book.”

    Jeffery Deaver, New York Times bestselling author of The Kill Room

  • “Delaine's mesmerizing narration snares listeners from the first scenes. A masterful, emotional reading. Booklist

  • Delaine does an outstanding job finding unique voices for the many characters. Her deliberate narration style heightens the suspense. AudioFile Magazine
  • Norton skillfully develops her tricky subject, gradually shifting from an emphasis on its tabloid aspects to a close identification with the victim/heroine in a story of justice served by the one who deserves it most. Kirkus Reviews
  • “Norton skillfully keeps the suspense taut with myriad surprises while giving a tender look at victims whose ordeals are rehashed by lawyers, the media, and pop psychologists…[An] intriguing story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Norton has created a page-turner with well-developed characters, a truly horrible villain, and the psychological depth of Jonathan Kellerman at his best.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This nail-bitingly delicious tale will be a treat for psychological thriller fans.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best First Novel
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About the Author

Carla Norton is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Perfect Victim, 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.

About the Narrator

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.