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The Edge of Nowhere: Book 1 of The Edge of Nowhere Series by [George, Elizabeth]
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Action-packed, mysterious, and somewhat creepy . . . Raising the bar when it comes to today's YA fiction. (Suspense Magazine)

In combining her skills in crime writing with an obvious flair for the supernatural this award-winning author creates a wonderful tale. (My Weekly)

The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about. (Sun)

Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up. (Daily Telegraph)

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The first novel in Elizabeth George's Young Adult series. This genre-bending work combines Elizabeth's flair for mystery and suspense novels with the paranormal

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1070 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1444719947
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (13 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008HTQ208
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,387 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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She does well plotted crime thrillers but this is teenage literature. I got the feeling it was almost trying to catch up with 'Twilight' and to some extent 'The Hunger Games' publicity
Having said that its a good story, well done (as ever), but the pace is faster than perhaps the Inspector Lynley mysteries. I also have to say that I would not have pciked this up if I had been aware that it was a 'teenage' market book and it should have perhaps made that clear. The only other point to be aware is that its a trilogy..(which may be another Hunger Games type analogy...)
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By Su TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 Dec. 2012
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I've always been a fan of Elizabeth George's "Inspector Lynley" stories so when I saw this I thought I'd give it a try - even though it's not a "Lynley" story.

This is the start of a trilogy, that bit I don't mind, however what peeves me is the cliff hanger ending. It is one thing to wrap up the current issue and move the character on or to set up for the next book, but to end on an out and out cliff hanger with many months wait for the solution is pushing it a little too far for me.

Anyway, the story is about a girl called Becca King (and to a lesser extent her mother) who is on the run from her "evil" step-father. Becca earns money by listening to whispers (other people's thoughts) and using the information to get money from them - like a fair ground side show. Obviously something that's going to attract attention and when you're in hiding you really shouldn't be attracting attention.

Becca's mother sends her to stay with a friend while she works on their new identities, but when she gets there the friend has already died. Becca tries to contact her mother but can't get through. Fortunately, Becca makes a couple of friends and they take her in. As Becca waits for contact from her mother things take a mysterious turn.

It's not a bad story, the whole mind-reading thing seems a bit of a convenience but overall it's not bad. I'm not sure that I will be enthusiastically waiting for the next book, regardless of cliff hanger.
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By B. Roche VINE VOICE on 24 May 2013
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I liked the premise of this book but was a bit disappointed when I got stuck in. I'm a big fan of George's thrillers but this was rather tame and the characters were definitely less believable. It's not obvious from Amazon that this is a book aimed at the uber-patronising title of 'Teen Readers', and it's not obvious when you finish it who it's written for either. The cliff-hanger is as bad as the ending of a film franchise too.
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Before you buy be aware that the story ends with a cliffhanger which may leave you as frustrated as I am. I do like a book that is complete in itself, unless I know it is part of a series.
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By Wendy Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Aug. 2014
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This offering from Elizabeth George is completely different but excellent nevertheless. The storyline is good with a tight plot and plenty of twists and turn. The characters are well drawn and completely believable. They took on a life of their own. You can't help but like them. It is fast paced, in fact much more fast paced than the usual Inspector Lynley mysteries, which I also love. The one thing I need to point out is that this is in fact a Young Adult book. Although I enjoyed it, I feel that it is better suited to a younger market. Also this book finishes on a cliffhanger, which means it is being set up for the next book in the series. It did leave me wanting more so I will buy the next book. Overall a great book but as I say perhaps more for the younger generation. It would make a great Christmas present for a teenager.
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This book wasn't what I expected, but it was good.

It was about young people, but it seemed fairly realistic.

I got really interested in the story - the mystery of a disappearing person and then a murder - and then I realised that it couldn't all be solved in one book, and I'll have to wait for the sequel...

The island off the coast of the US sounds an interesting place to live.
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When I saw the new title by Elizabeth George I immediately ordered it on my kindle. Soon afterwards I started reading it and very quickly realised that it wasn't another Lynley and Havers novel! I am completely to blame for this as I just assumed it would be.
I would never usually choose to read a book about people with paranormal abilities - (the one exception being the Harry Potter series which I enjoyed). Also, it is a long time since I have been classed as a 'young adult'. But I decided to perservere as I don't like leaving books unfinished.
I have given this book three stars as it is well written - but I won't be reading the other two in the trilogy - it's just not my kind of book!
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The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George was quite interesting with characters I cared about and wanted to get to know more about. Despite a thrilling prologue, it was a bit of a slow start. This is Elizabeth George's (I believe) first foray into writing for teens after writing many mystery novels for adults. While the characterisation is interesting and through Becca's gift, we are able to see into the heads of other characters, I found the writing style to be slightly more distant than I'm used to. It took awhile for me to adjust to this distance, but once I did, I found myself really enjoying this journey alongside Becca King, our main narrator.

Becca King and her mother are on the run from Becca's stepfather who has done some pretty bad things. Becca knows about these things because she can hear the whispers of other people's thoughts. In order to protect themselves, Becca and her mother have changed their names and appearances and have travelled up north to Washington. Becca's mother needs time in order to get everything sorted for their protection, so she sends 14 year old Becca to live on this island with an old friend of hers. But things do not go to plan as this friend that Becca is meant to be staying with dies before Becca arrives and Becca can no longer reach her mother on her mobile phone. But with the help of a local boy, Seth, Becca is taken in by Debbie Grieder and with Becca's arrival onto this small island and her interactions with this small group of people, the mystery begins.

There are some really great characters that populate The Edge of Nowhere. There's Becca who is doing the best she can with a difficult ability and without the security of her mother nearby.
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