EDGE OF SANITY
The horrors of mind-control continue to devastate the cast of characters in Butcher’s dark and shiver-inducing Edge series. Heroine Dr. Leigh Vaughn’s family has already been decimated and she is on a mission to save what’s left. Butcher does an outstanding job weaving together her character’s motivations with their underlying emotions, which can make for a combustible mix. Action-packed, and spiced with sensuality, Butcher creates an unbeatable mix!
Edge operative Clay Marshall fears for his sanity and everyone around him when he wakes up drenched in blood and unable to remember recent events. Payton Bainbridge fears he knows the reason and he directs Clay to a remote location to await a visitor. That visitor is Dr. Leigh Vaughn, who is all too familiar with Clay’s issue. Leigh’s two brothers were also brainwashed and mind-controlled, and one of them killed himself after injuring her. Leigh is determined to find a way to help those affected. If Clay can’t trust himself, his options at finding the truth are limited — leaving Leigh as his last best hope. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Dec., 368 pp., $7.99)