Feb 292012
 

On the Fringe

Author: Courtney King Walker

Publisher: Lands Atlantic Publishing

Published: 2011

Paperback: 272 pages

IBSN: 978-0-9825005-5-2

FTC FYI: I received a free copy which did not affect my review

Reviewed by Mindy

Goodreads summary:  Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she’s still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn’t helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel’s face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.”

Right when Claire and Daniel are starting to realize they like each other, Daniel is killed in shooting.  They have known each other for years, and Claire is best friends with Daniel’s sister, Addie.  While  Daniel is best friends with Matthew, Claire’s brother.  In the beginning of the book, you get to know the characters and be with them for some of their escapades.

I love the way this book is written. It is told in Claire’s and Daniel’s perspective, and a bit in flashback form.  Very clever, and written well.  This book was so enjoyable and the characters were engaging.  My favorite was Daniel.  I felt myself cheering for Claire and Daniel even though… oops, I can’t tell you all that.  You will have to read this entertaining book to find out all the fun secrets.  It was very intense in some scenes, and spooky too.  There is someone out there on the fringe who wants to hurt Claire, and they need to find out why.

4 out of 5 stars.  Find out more about the author here.  Follow Courtney on Twitter on Facebook.

BARNES AND NOBLE / AMAZON

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