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'You live nearby? You need a ride?'
She stopped and looked at him: a chubby guy with a beard, younger than her father, but older than a teenager. She could never guess the ages of adults.
'You need some help?' the man asked again. 'I can't fix your bike, but I can give you a lift. It's no trouble.'
'Uh, no thanks. I better not.'
He looked nice enough, and in all her twelve years she'd never met anyone dangerous or crazy, but she'd been warned many times about strangers . . .

Reeve LeClaire is not a victim. Not any more.
It's been seven years since she escaped from evil psychopath, Daryl Wayne Flint. He held her captive for four of her precious teenage years, and now she's finally getting her life back.
But Flint, imprisoned in a top psychiatric hospital, has been watching and waiting -meticulously planning his getaway. And now his chance has finally come.
His escape is Reeve's worst nightmare. As he persistently evades capture, baffling authorities and leaving a bloody trail through the forests of Washington State, Reeve is hit by a fearful realization: She will have to face her kidnapper one last time.
His perfect victim. His little cricket.

What stands out about this debut novel is the thoughtful and unhistrionic treatment of a difficult theme
Guardian
Told with exceptional insight, and a Hitchcock-like capacity for suspense, it shows Norton could become one of the finest female thriller writers of her generation
Daily Mail
Carla Norton's debut is guaranteed to keep you up until the small hours
Good Housekeeping

About Carla Norton

Carla Norton is the author of the Number One New York Times non-fiction bestseller, Perfect Victim: The True Story of the Girl in the Box and the true crime book Disturbed Ground. She was awarded a Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery for The Edge of Nomal. She served as the special sections editor for the San Jose Mercury News and has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times andThe San Francisco Chronicle. She has an MFA from Goddard College and has twice served as a judge for the Edgar Awards. The Edge of Normal is her debut novel. Carla Norton lives in Florida.

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Books by Carla Norton

The Edge of Normal
The Edge of Normal