Tuesday, 8 July 2008

The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann and Aussie giveaway

Tormented by an unknown fear and disturbing nightmares, landscape architect Tessa Young is prickly, temperamental and socially difficult. Former colleague, Smith Chandler needs her expertise in creating labyrinths if he is to further his career and Smith is willing to walk on eggshells if it means Tessa will sign on.

Tessa can't resist the spiritual pull she feels towards uncovering Smith's labyrinth despite acknowledging facing the man who shattered her heart could lead to another emotional breakdown. With her psychiatrist on speed dial Tessa, prays she can find closure by dealing with Smith and erase the emotional damage her wrought on her heart six years earlier.

On the labyrinth site, Tessa senses danger but her ability to discern between her dreams and reality falters as her psyche takes a battering she may not recover from.

Kristen Heitzmann is a favourite of mine due to her ability to tap into the complexities of the human heart often through her emotionally challenged characters. Tessa Young is no exception and may be Kristen's most broken character yet. English Smith Chandler and his friend Bair are well developed and Kristen uses the British vernacular well. While at times I struggled with the slow pacing of the story, there is an appropriate Gothic feel and fascinating insight into traditional labyrinths and the spiritual intentions of their creators. While character driven, there is enough suspense to keep you turning the pages and although the tidy ending was a little frustrating given the deep emotional trauma suffered by a number of the characters, The Edge of Recall is well worth reading.

Relz Reviewz Extras

Reviews of Freefall and Echoes

Visit Kristen's website

Buy The Edge of Recall from Amazon or Koorong

Aussie Giveaway

Post a comment by midnight Monday 14th July, 2008 telling my your favourite man made construction and I'll enter you to win a copy of The Edge of Recall.

You must have an Australian postal address and leave me a way to contact you should you win.


Naomi said...

Fave man made construction. Oh this is a hard one. HOw about the Taj Mahal.

jaana said...

My favourite man made construction would have to be The Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church) in Helsinki (where I was born). It is a thrilling work of modern architecture. Completed in 1952, it is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made of copper wire.

Jen said...

King Ludwig's castle in Germany. I just love where it is and how magestic it looks. Thanks Rel? What's yours?

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether I'd call it my favourite man made construction but what I would most like to see are the Inca ruins in Peru, set up high in the Andes they are an incredible example of man made construction under extreme working conditions. And while in South America I'd hve to visit the statue of Christ in ? Brazil, now that is an amazing man made structure perched high on the hill overlooking the whole city. Wendyb

ad said...

I really love kristen Heitzmanns books and would really love to see the pyramids.I am amazed at how they were constructed without our modern equipment etc!

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