Saturday, 7 June 2014

YOUNG ADULT CRIME REVIEW: The Edge of the Water - Elizabeth George

Release Date: 24/04/14
Publisher: Hodder


On Whidbey Island, secrets never stay buried. A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal-black seal named Nera that returns to the same place every year; a bitter feud of unknown origin - strange things are happening on Whidbey Island and Becca King is drawn into the maelstrom of events. But Becca, first met in The Edge of Nowhere, has her own secrets to hide. Still on the run from her criminal stepfather, Becca is living in a secret location. Even Derric, the Ugandan orphan with whom Becca shares a close, romantic relationship, can't be allowed to know her whereabouts. As secrets of past and present are revealed, Becca becomes aware of her growing paranormal powers and events build to a shocking climax anticipated by no one. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.


OK I read the first one and thought that it was solid so much so that when this, the second landed I couldn’t wait to start spending time with the characters from the original. Whilst the story has some wonderful twists and the principle character is a joy to be around, the author seems to have made a pretty fatal flaw with the ending, so much so that it felt like the book had been building to something pretty special only to be dashed within the last couple of pages.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy it, however when I get short changed on an ending that feels pretty damning then I tend to get not only annoyed but frustrated about the time I spent with it. I just hope that the next outing is better although at the moment, its going to take time for me to cool off from how I feel at this one.

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