Only a truly gifted writer can create a mood in just a few pages...a haunting mood that gets into your pores and leads you deeper into the story. Kristen Heitzmann is that kind of writer.
Using the imagery of a labyrinth, she's painted a portrait of tangled memories that lead in and up and around, finally taking you to the point of healing...maybe.
Tessa Young is a landscape architect specializing in the design and creation of labyrinths. Her gift is so natural that she is in high demand...and now her past has come calling for that gift.
Smith Chandler was the love of Tessa's life in college until their paths diverged. Brokenhearted and confused, Tessa retreated deeper into the maze of her mind and into her work. Now, Smith needs both...and she cannot share the nature of their project with anyone.
Can Tessa handle the double stressor of creating this mysterious labyrinth, as well as reuniting with the man who broke her heart? Or will the combined effort collapse her already taxed psyche. Can she ever escape the monsters in her dreams? Are they even real--do they hide some deeply buried memory? Or do they merely haunt a fragile creative mind?
Be prepared to crawl inside the soul of Tessa as she battles her secret torment and uncovers memories that were meant to stay buried. Be prepared to be haunted by the wispy and ethereal world of labyrinths and things that go "bump" in the night--literally.
Be prepared to be captivated until the very last page of this astounding novel. And be prepared to fall in love with a gifted and talented writer (whom I've had the honor of meeting and she is truly kind and generous--a beautiful soul inside and out!).
I'm giving "The Edge of Recall" five out of five bookmarks, with a green topiary as a charm...don't get lost in the greenery:-)