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Close to the Edge

by Toby Faber

Crime / Mystery Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Close to the Edge

A blast of a read, fast-paced and provocative. Laurie witnesses, then can’t help but investigate a horrifying incident, as events rocket beyond her control, violence follows her home. The first few pages sprint into heart-pumping action, my mind whirring, I then settled into the start of the story as it began six days earlier. I felt as though I was allowed to be a step ahead of Laurie, I was given a little more time to consider, consequently on occasion I wanted to shout a warning and almost stamp my feet in vexation as the tale unfolded, which added intensity to an already taut storyline. The sections set on the Underground were riveting, a real menace stalked the pages, dark and foreboding. I for one, will never ever want to be on my own down there! Toby Faber prodded and provoked my thoughts and feelings, deliberately muddying the waters of guilt and innocence, of standing in judgement. Close to the Edge is a thrilling ride, yet look beyond the obvious and you can find a challenging and stimulating read too.

Liz Robinson

Close to the Edge Synopsis

Exhilarating and tense, Toby Faber turns to crime with electrifying results.

Morning rush hour on the London tube. Laurie Bateman is on her way to work when she witnesses a terrible accident. Only later does she realise that what she has seen is potentially much more sinister.

Compelled to investigate, Laurie breaks into the Underground at night to look for clues. The ambush comes out of nowhere, forcing Laura to flee for her life through pitch black tunnels and deserted stations.

The hunter has become the hunted.

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ISBN: 9781999613532
Publication date: 07/04/2019
Publisher: Muswell Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781999613532
Publication date: 7th April 2019
Author: Toby Faber
Publisher: Muswell Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 312 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Toby Faber

Born in Cambridge, England, in 1965, TOBY FABER now lives in London with his wife and daughter. He was previously managing director of his family’s renowned publishing firm, Faber and Faber. This is his first book.

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