The Edge of Normal

Carla Norton, read by Christina Delaine

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''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

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.

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ONE
San Francisco, California
Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

 
Tuesdays are always a test, and getting to his office is the hard part, but twenty-two-year-old Reeve LeClaire has never told her psychiatrist about her route. It begins with a short walk to the Ferry Building, where she routinely orders a hot chocolate and carries it outside, sipping its sweetness while watching the ferries emerge from the fog. The boats come from Vallejo and Larkspur and Sausalito, trailing white foam and flocks of gulls before stopping to off-load a morning rush of commuters.

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“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

 

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"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

“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


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Carla Norton, read by Christina Delaine

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.

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The Edge of Normal
Carla Norton, read by Christina Delaine

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427233042
ISBN10: 1427233047
Audio Run Time: 11:30
$23.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
September 2013
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427233035
ISBN10: 1427233039
Audio Run Time: 11:30
$39.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250031044
ISBN10: 1250031044
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$25.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
9/30/2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250032775
ISBN10: 1250032776
4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches, 400 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781250031051
ISBN10: 1250031052
320 pages
$12.99
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