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Too Near The Edge

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    kept my attention till 1:00am

    I actually read the second book in the series first sunday am and than went back and read this book. Either one are complete stand alone stories with some same characters but the ones involved in mystery were different. I actually stayed up till 1:00am mon to finsh this book.
    I like Cleo character but not too impressed with her boyfriends.Cleo is a grievence councler and has a specail trust that is free to help people connect too their dead ones. She sets it up and the person does the rest if they see someone great sometimes its not who they are trying to contact. Cleo gets involved with the people she's around with and trys to fix things. Tyler is a surfer dude deceased who comes in with surfer language and points her to someone to help. She did not know Tyler when he was alive.
    the story has lots of twists and turns I was wrong on guessing who the murderer was. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2006

    Too Near the Edge

    I enjoyed this book immensely. It might be the first or near first in a new genre-the psychic cosy. Lynn Osterkamp has combined elements of her professional experience and the community of Boulder, Colorado into a nicely crafted plot. The result is a very readable mystery that kept me wondering who really pushed Adam off the edge of the Grand Canyon right up to the point where the culprit was unmasked. Several things work well in this book. First, the author weaves the neighborhoods and surrounding natural features of Boulder into the story in ways that made me feel like I was there or at least could easily visualize them. That's a rare gift and certainly one that bodes well for future books. The variety of characters also works. There are numerous players, but they all have a logical fit in the story. Nobody seems like a throw-in. While their emotions edge close to 'over-the-top' at times, they never cross that invisible line that starts turning them into caricatures. The psychic aspect works because the author has done her homework, particularly in terms of educating the reader regarding how Cleo, the protagonist, got started in that aspect of her grief therapy practice. Having spent 27 years in the mental health field, I can attest to the idiosyncrasies of psychologists and Lynn captures some of that very nicely in this story. It is also worth noting that in the acknowledgements, the author credits her local Sisters in Crime group with helpful criticism and feedback. This group is one of the best things to happen to women writers and demonstrates the author's desire to get things right before publication. I'm happy to add this to the Hartland Library and can think of several patrons that will enjoy reading it as much as I have. A winner for sure.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Finished it at 4 am.

    I'm a teenager and would deffinetely not mind a good mystery book. When i saw this book i thought it would be kind of boring and would be a book for adults. But i decided to get it anyways and i deffinetely made a good choice. I loved the way it kept me guessing. I was so interested and engrossed in the book i didnt finish reading it until about 4 am. I just couldnt put it down. I loved the way tyler talked in his surfer language. And i love the way Cleo and her friends were strong and didnt give up until they found out who the murder was. I give this book five stars because its a really good read and another bonus was it was free. :) plus if you really like it the second one is only $2.99 go figure!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Wow! A new favorite author.

    Free and 2.99. Can't beat that and both great reads. I feel like I've been to Boulder. Caution - don't read if you are hungry. Almost every meal is eaten out and yum! Lots of prospects as to who done it and what a surprise as to who. The books are almost day by day action. Both books are long and very involved. If you love mystery then this is for you. Happy reading.

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