The Edge of the Water

The Edge of the Water

Book - 2014
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A mysterious girl who won't speak; a coal black seal named Nera that returns to the same place very 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group USA, 2014.
ISBN: 9780670012978
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 448 pages ;
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 16.0 166639.
Call Number: FIC

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Jan 28, 2017

Of all the books in this series, I have enjoyed this one the most even though I am not a particular fan of paranormal fiction.

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daeb
May 28, 2014

Not anywhere as good as George's work usually is, but not horrible.

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GuyN
Mar 26, 2014

I am a bit a sucker for this series, partially because I love Whidbey Island so, and partially because the whisper of paranormal weaving gently through the story is rather well done. I find some of the characters rather like cariacatures, and some of the teens to be improbably stubborn about not telling the truth to anyone, even their best friends. There are two more books to go, apparently, but there is an end to each one. I was actually on Whidbey when I finished reading this one. I'm not sure teens will feel well represented by the teen characters, but the storyline spins its spell and the sense of place is quite vivid.

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