Carla Norton’s debut fiction, The Edge of Normal, is a fast-paced novel of psychological suspense. Coming out in September, the book is already winning accolades. *“This novel is brilliant. The Edge of Normal is a perfect blend of literary style, psychological insight and edge-of- the-seat thriller.”  
---Jeffery Deaver, The Bone Collector

Told with lyrical intensity and convincing authority, The Edge of Normalis a terrifying trip into a world of pure evil. Carla Norton introduces a spectacularly flawed heroine in Reeve LeClaire — a young woman confronting the specter of her horrific past and becoming the target of a psychopath so foul the ink practically rises from the page in an attempt to stop him. Guaranteed to keep you up at night.” 
---Karen Engelmann, The Stockholm Octavo

“The Edge of Normal is a heart-pounding thrill ride that had me holding my breath to the very end. With a compelling, tough-as-nails heroine  and a truly terrifying villain, this is a book you won’t soon forget.” 
---Chevy Stevens, Still Missing

“Norton has written a nail-biter, but it’s Reeve’s complicated courage that lingers.”
People magazine

Norton’s “deep background in true crime coverage … informs her fiction. The revolving points of view she uses keep the plot steadily building to the kind of page-turning suspense that makes a true thriller.”
—New York Journal of Books

“True-crime author Norton delivers an impressive mystery debut with a subject that leaps from the headlines…. Norton has created a page-turner with well-developed characters, a truly horrible villain, and the psychological depth of Jonathan Kellerman at his best.”
—Booklist, starred review

“This debut thriller by the best-selling author of Perfect Victim features a suspenseful storyline that realistically mirrors recent news headlines of captivity and sadism. Winner of a Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery, this nail-bitingly delicious tale will be a treat for psychological thriller fans.”
—Library Journal, starred review

“True crime writer Norton (Perfect Victim) makes her first foray into fiction with a compelling—and timely—story about a woman kidnapped when she was 12 and held for four years…. Norton skillfully keeps the suspense taut with myriad surprises while giving a tender look at victims whose ordeals are rehashed by lawyers, the media, and pop psychologists…. (An) intriguing story.”
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review


Reeve LeClaire is a 22-year-old survivor of kidnapping and prolonged captivity. Courageous but damaged, she struggles to regain normalcy. When her psychiatrist arranges for her to meet a younger kidnapping survivor, what begins as a victim-to-victim bond leads to a dangerous discovery.  Untrained and alone, Reeve follows her instincts down a dark trail. Suspecting that the same sadistic criminal has kidnapped other missing girls, she sidesteps the law and dodges reporters … but the mastermind is watching her every move. He’s more deadly than she knows. And when she treads too close, she stumbles into the predator’s trap.

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(sequel to THE EDGE OF NORMAL)
June 30, 2015
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