Morning rush hour on the London underground and Laurie Bateman is on her way to work when she witnesses a terrible accident. The elderly gentleman next to her on the platform falls onto the tracks and is fatally injured. With the police uninterested, Laurie is drawn to investigate and soon finds herself breaking into the tube network in the dead of night searching for a clue dropped by the dead man, only to be pursued by two unknown assailants whom she narrowly escapes. But Laurie’s troubles are far from over and soon she loses her job, has her phone stolen and discovers her flat has been burgled and her flatmate assaulted. It takes her father to persuade her that everything might be connected. Laurie starts to dig deeper, unaware that as she gets closer to the truth, she is endangering not only herself, but also everyone she loves.
As soon as I started reading this book I knew I was going to struggle to put it down and i did. Struggle to put it down that is.
Laurie is witness to a horrible incident with a man falling into the path of an oncoming train. What a horrible thing to experience. I don’t think anyone could walk away unscathed from witnessing such a thing. I’m not so sure though that I would go off investigating myself when the police are reluctant to believe it’s anything other than an accident/suicide.
What follows is a whole heap of intrigue and suspense as to what really happened and the strange things that are going on in Laurie’s life. Either way Laurie is determined to find out and has the reader routing her from behind, relishing the thought of what shocks and surprises are in store for us.
Close To The Edge is a riveting, page turner of a read that really does have you on the edge of your seat. There is a real sense of danger throughout the story and I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough to see how it was all going to end and the author doesn’t disappoint. Great read and look forward to more works of fiction by the author.
My thanks to Muswell Press for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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