BOOK REVIEW: At the Quiet Edge
by Victoria Helen Stone
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
A young mother has done everything possible to put the past behind her, but it might not be enough in a gripping novel of suspense by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of the Jane Doe novels.
Abandoned by her fugitive ex-husband, Lily Brown is rebuilding her life on the edge of a Kansas town that still feels the sting of his crimes. Lily lies low, managing the isolated storage facility where she lives with her twelve-year-old son, Everett, and planning a better future for them both. That requires keeping secrets. Everett has them too.
After breaking into a storage unit, Everett finds photographs and news clippings of five girls missing for decades. For Everett, it’s an adventure and a tempting mystery to solve. But digging further into a stranger’s obsession is putting Everett and his mother in the crosshairs of a killer.
Then Lily’s ex resurfaces from the shadows. Just as suddenly, an attentive new man enters Lily’s life. And a suspicious detective, responding to reports of a prowler, watches every move Lily makes. It’s getting harder for Lily to know who to trust—or whose secrets pose the most frightening threat of all.
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The “quiet edge” of town is anything but quiet for Lily Brown. She’s just trying to stay under the radar after her ex-husband disappeared. Although she had nothing to do with his crimes, she was suspected of being involved by the police as well as everyone else in town. She’s now raising her son, Everett, as a single mom and trying to protect him from the aftermath of everything caused by his father.
Lily and Everett live on the property of the storage site that Lily manages. Everett, being the curious pre-teen that he is, begins exploring the storage units, essentially breaking in and swiping a few “harmless” items. But one day he discovers some unusual items in one of the storage units. Through this discovery, he finds out about some local unsolved mysteries.
Lily, unsure of what is going on with her son after she discovers some of the items he’s stolen, begins to fear that he may have inherited his father’s criminal tendencies. When a new man comes into Lily’s life, she’s starting to think about opening herself up to a new relationship. Yet Everett secretly suspects her new “friend” may be connected to the unsolved mysteries.
I really enjoyed this book. There’s an element of suspense throughout the book and it keeps you guessing until the very end.