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Publisher's Summary

Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca's talent for hearing 'whispers' to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out.
In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother's childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety. But on her first day in town Becca meets 16-year-old Derric Mathieson, a Ugandan orphan who was adopted as a 10-year-old by the town's Deputy Sheriff. Derric has a secret that no one on Whidbey Island knows.
Derric and Becca form an unseverable bond. Becca is convinced that she's the only person who can truly help him, and just maybe Derric can convince Becca that life is too short to live on the run.
©2012 Elizabeth George (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
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Critic Reviews

"Action-packed, mysterious, and somewhat creepy... A combination of great characters and relationships have this novel raising the bar when it comes to today's YA fiction" ( Suspense Magazine)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kathy on 03-24-14

Surely not the writer of the Lynley stories

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

14 year old girls.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story wasn't that bad although the author could have made more of the whispers.

How could the performance have been better?

The voices were truly awful. Is this how young people in America talk?

What character would you cut from The Edge of Nowhere?

I would just change the narration.

Any additional comments?

I'm 42 years too old for this story.

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4 out of 5 stars
By S. Harding on 12-04-13

Great young teens book

If you could sum up The Edge of Nowhere in three words, what would they be?

Young, insightful, sequeal required!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Whispers tell more than behaviours

Any additional comments?

Even though I think this book was written for a youth market, I really enjoyed listening to it. I hope it developes into a series and we can see how the characters develope.

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