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The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George
  

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The second in her Young Adult series which are set in her native America and bring touches of the supernatural into the suspense story. I mention all this for she is better known for her very English detective novels featuring Inspector Lynley. Here we have a fishing village that protects a black seal who visits annually. They have named her Nera and hold a festival in her honour once a year. Well into the story of an intriguing community we are introduced to Cilla, a wretched injured girl and now the tale changes gear. Centring on a bunch of 15- and 16-year olds discovering their sexuality, this is a wonderful read for teenagers and adults alike.

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Synopsis

The Edge of the Water by Elizabeth George

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.

Reviews

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. The Sun Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up. Daily Telegraph


About the Author

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George is the author of highly acclaimed novels of psychological suspense. She won the Anthony and Agatha Best First Novel awards in America and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in France. In 1990 she was awarded the prestigious German prize for international mystery fiction, the MIMI. Her novels have now been adapted for television by the BBC. An Edgar and Macavity Nominee as well as a New York Times and international bestselling author, Elizabeth George lives on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2014

Author

Elizabeth George

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
NewGen - YA Fiction
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ISBN

9781444720037

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