Regina LeClaire was kidnapped at age twelve and held captive and abused for
four years. Six years later (and after having changed her name to Reeve) she is
still in therapy with a specialist in this kind of trauma, starting to put her
life back together but with work left to do. Then one of three missing girls in
cases believed to be related is rescued, and Reeve's therapist asks her to
accompany him to provide emotional support to the victim. But the man who was
arrested was acting under somebody else's direction, and the accomplice who was
the brains of the operation is still watching.
The Edge of Normal is an engrossing, tightly plotted thriller featuring a
heroine who, although damaged, is recovering and still stronger than she thinks
she is. Its appeal comes just as much from the chance to spend time with its
protagonist as from following the twists and turns of the plot and the sick
mastermind behind it.
Final Grade: A