At The Edge by Cait London takes readers to a small Montana town. Here we meet Claire, an empath and one of a set of triplets, each with her own special power, but all connected not only to one another, but also to their mother a well known psychic. We also meet Neil, a man whose life has not been easy. As a teenager he lost his parents in a tragic house fire, and as a young father his son was abducted, and eight years later Neil is still mourning the loss of his child, and the collapse of his marriage.
Each value’s their home and career, and when the two seem destined to me feuding neighbors the story takes an interesting turn and not only is a truce reached, but a real relationship is beginning to develop. However as the relationship grows closer so does the potential for danger?
Ms. London has done a remarkable job of Neil having seemingly easily explained accidents, but as readers continue to read they’ll discover that there is the possibility of a more sinister forcer in action. Is Neil the only one in danger, and is it just a mortal danger, or as Claire’s talents escalate can she be in danger from her “gift”?
At the Edge is a story filled with family and the interactions of family and friends. I loved the way that Claire’s family is protective and circles around her at the smallest hint of anything amiss. I found Neil’s brother to be a bit unlikable…just the way I’m sure Ms. London intended readers to feel about him.
As the story reached the conclusion I was glad to see Claire begin to embrace her talent and learn how to deal with it in a way that allowed her more interaction with people, and to not have to continue life as a hermit. Neil, too learned things he needed to put the eight years since his son disappeared behind him.
I’m truly looking forward to the next book in the series, Tempest. I only hope that while we learn about Tempest, and her gift of being able to read the history of an item by touching it, that we don’t lose track of Claire and Neil.
As summer is winding down I recommend At The Edge finds its way into your beach tote.