The Edge of the Water (Edge of Nowhere Series #2) by Elizabeth George
Sequel to the Edgar-nominated The Edge of Nowhere, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George
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 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.
"A ripping good thriller." —School Library Journal
Elizabeth George is the author of the bestselling crime novels about Inspector Thomas Lynley, as well as The Edge of Nowhere, her first young adult novel, which was a finalist for both the Edgar and the Agatha awards. Ms. George’s novels are notable for their incisive characterization and their complex, multi-layered plots.
Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island, where both The Edge of Nowhere and The Edge of the Water are set. She says, “Whidbey Island asks to be ‘someone’ in a story. I only hope I’ve done it justice.” Two more coming-of-age novels in the Whidbey Island sequence will follow.
Visit her at www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com
Date of Birth:
February 26, 1949
Place of Birth:
A.A. Foothill Community College, 1969; B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1970; M.S. California State University
The Edge of the Water 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Whidbey Island series has a lot going on. I enjoyed the book, maybe not as much as the first book, but there was enough of a mystery to keep me reading. I liked how some things became clearer without losing the sense of mystery. The last few chapters get really interesting.
More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed the first book slightly more, the plotting & character development of some of the secondary characters in the first book was expert.
The reader has a more complete sense of the people and neighbors of Langley.
The mystery had enough foreshadowing that savy readers may guess, however the plot twists add an interesting element.
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