Edge of Escape reveals the fractured heart of Eddie, an emotionally impaired 18-year-old who has spent most of his school years in special education classes. Placed there by an over protective mother who also blames her son for his unintentional part in his father's death, Eddie is kept separated from normal student interactions. Eddie's guilt and his place among the unaccepted serve to keep him invisible to the rest of the students, especially the popular ones. His uncontainable obsession for the popular Rebecca compels him to devise a plan to pull her into his world and win her over. What should have been appropriate advances become, for Rebecca, the terror of stalking and abduction. She wakes up trapped, she escapes, and then she makes a wrong choice and is trapped again. Throughout her ordeal as she escapes again and again, there are flashbacks into both Rebecca's and Eddie's lives and how those lives have been intersecting all through their school years. If she falls for the fragile spirit who stalks her, does love erase evil intent? If she fails to see the innocent infatuation for what it is, will she be responsible for the inevitable tragedy that foreshadows their tangled fate?
I couldn't help but like this story. It has a good flow and events that reminds me why I love suspense books. Actually, a weakness of mine when I'm reading any story is the uniqueness of the characters.
For example, Eddie was a real fascinating boy. I was enthralled by the way he made me wonder about so many factors of life... As for Rebbecca, the girl acted as I would if I were in her position no doubt and that's actually what did it for me...it got me hating myself a little and loving the story that much more. I was also impressed by how the book came together, which reminds me...I hate Eddie's mother.
In general for me, it's hard not like something so different such as this. I did a lot rubbing of the chin actions throughout...
Basically a good physiological thriller but the only thing I didn't like was the times where I had to force myself to read through some pages. Eventually I figured because it was, to me, overdone too much before it got really good again.