EDGE by Tiffinie Helmer

He’s lost his edge… 

Photojournalist Cache Calder lives to chase a great story. He’s just returned from the Middle East after surviving a suicide bombing that left him injured and grief-stricken. The last thing he wants is to travel to the wilds of Alaska on a “Where Is She Now” Assignment. But when his editor informs him that his subject is former kidnapping victim, Amelia Bennett who jump-started his career twenty years earlier, he packs his bags. 

 She lives on the Edge… 

Mel Bennett’s carefully maintained control unravels the moment she meets Cache Calder. Attraction flares for the man who seems to really “know” her. No one at the Edge of Reason Lodge is aware she was the young teenager who’d survived one of the most publicized kidnappings in recent history, and she wants it to stay that way. But she starts to question her heart and her sanity when unexplained incidents begin to happen and a deadly threat returns to finish what he’d started so long ago.

 ~Cindy’s Review~ 4 out of 5 Stars  – An intriguing start to a new series based the wilds of Alaska. Twenty years ago Amelia Bennett was kidnapped by a cult leader for 9 months. She should have died but managed to survive physically but it took a toll on her emotionally where she eventually wanted to check out of life. Mel Bennett is now part owner of the Edge of Reason Lodge in Alaska. It’s remote and cut off from the real world. Problem is the real world is about to descend on her. Cashe Calder made his photojournalist career on taking a picture of a little girl that survived a nightmare. Twenty years later he is struggling with injuries sustained from a suicide bombing that killed two co-workers. He is struggling with depression and what he wants to do with his life when his editor suggests he do a follow up article on Amelia. The two embark on the trek to Alaska under the disguise of vacationers. Mel’s sister, who she has been estranged from, suddenly sends a letter that she and her 2 children are coming to stay for the summer with Mel. Nicole is at a crossroads after her divorce and doesn’t have a place to live or a job. Mel does her best to keep her tight control over her life and emotions with all the unwanted visitors along with running the Lodge that has a great cast of characters helping her run it. Along with not wanting to deal with her sister and the past history between them she also finds herself attracted to Cashe and suddenly seeing things that have to do with her past abduction. The author was very descriptive of the Alaskan scenery and also of all the hazards of living in the wilds. The multiple POV and relationships also provided a well rounded story of survival of tragedies and starting over. 

 ~Janet’s Review~ 4 out of 5 Stars  – I love a great Romanic suspense novel and I love living in the great state of Alaska, so in was only natural that I would read a book that has both of these. Tiffinie Helmer delivered in her newest release “Edge” The Edge opens with Cache, a photojournalist, being sent to The Edge of Reason Lodge, to get the “Where is she now” story on Amelia Bennett , who was kidnapped when she was of the tender age of 12 and her story made to the cover to People magazine. It was such a major story, that a TV Movie was produced telling her story to the world. Cache was recovering from his own trip to Hell, he had survived an insurgent’s bomb while working in somewhere in the Middle East, that took the lives of his two closes friends. Not only had he witness his friends being blow to pieces, his leg was shattered, held together by pins. Talk about a heavy case of survivor’s guilt. Our lodge owner was none other than Amelia “Mel” Bennett. She loves living out in the middle of nowhere, where people don’t know about her dark past. Living in Alaska gives her the escape she craves. She is perfectly content being alone, till she meets Cache Calder. The attraction between these two characters is all most instant. Cache awakens Mel like the one no other man has before. What Mel doesn’t know is that Cache was the one who took that world famous picture of the rescued 12 year old. Yes, you can see where this story is heading…. Mel and Cache both had deep emotional issues and Tiffinie did a great job of keeping the readers engage in those struggles. I couldn’t help but admire Mel, she was one tough cookie, after everything she had been through. However, her pride in her strength could be her downfall, for someone is tracking her every move and her refusal to ask for help could cost her, with her life. “Edge” is also full of some great secondary characters and if you had read any of Tiffinie’s other books, you may even recognize one of them! The story takes place in Homer, one of the most beautiful areas in Alaska, Homer has always been a favorite of mine, and I feel that Ms. Helmer gave such a wonderful descriptions that you’ll feel like you are on a virtual tour. This Alaska Chick was thrilled to read about such places as the Homer Spit and the Salty Dawg Saloon (even own an Alaskan classic, the Salty Dawg Hoodie). Everything was so real, that for a moment I forgot that the Edge of Reason Lodge didn’t existent. Edge was an emotional roller coast ride from the beginning and I enjoyed every minute of the ride.

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One response to “EDGE by Tiffinie Helmer

  1. Tiffinie Helmer is one of my favorite authors!She deserves her stars.

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