EDGE OF ESCAPE

You can buy EDGE OF ESCAPE on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Also available as an audio book narrated by Nate Daniels.
Here's the blurb followed by what reviewers have said:


INNOCENT ADORATION ESCALATES TO STALKING AND ABDUCTION IN THIS PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER.

Eddie is a brilliant yet emotionally impaired teenager. He has spent most of his school years in special education classes, placed there by an unloving mother who blames her son for his father's death. His exile among the unpopular students serves to keep him invisible to Rebecca. An uncontrollable fixation on her drives him to devise a plan to pull her into his world and win her over.

He abducts her. She escapes. Then she makes a wrong choice and he traps her again. If she befriends the fragile boy who wants her, can she change his evil intentions? Can there be forgiveness in this haunting story of obsession and fear?

EDGE OF ESCAPE, TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN AND RE-TITLED SOMMERFALLE, WAS CHOSEN AS A PREMIER BOOK IN A NEW LINE OF YOUNG ADULT THRILLERS IN GERMANY.


Find EDGE OF ESCAPE on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Also available as an audio book narrated by Nate Daniels.



These reviews of EDGE OF ESCAPE were copied in their entirety from Amazon:

1) Edge of Escape is fast-paced psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Debra Chapoton does a wonderful job of moving back and forth between the past and present lives of the characters so the reader gets an idea of what motivates each of them. Without bogging down the story line, Debra describes each setting enough you can picture yourself at each location. Readers will find themselves cheering or jeering as the situations unfold. One of the best things about this book, in my opinion, is the fact that all of the main characters (heroes and villains) are high school students. It offers a glimpse of what teenagers can do when faced with dire situations. I highly recommend this book to both adults and teens. - Sheila Rae Myers, Author.

2) Edge of Escape is a dark novel that will keep you turning the pages.
I had a mixed feeling about Eddie. I couldn't help but feel bad for him. At the same time, there were times when he creeped me out.

The plot moves at a fast pace with something happening in very chapter. I wanted Rebecca to escape, at the same time I wanted her to understand Eddie's feelings.

The story's transition between the past and the present is smooth and adds to make the story more compelling. The ending is heart-breaking.
Edge of Escape is a well-written thriller with a fantastic plot. It’s totally worth a read.

Overall:
Intriguing and well-written

Recommended?
Yes, to all YA contemporary fiction lovers - Misha

3) Edge of Escape will keep you on the edge of your seat. You won't be able to decide whether to boo Edward, or root for him. As the mother of teen daughters myself, I so wanted to see Rebecca escape; at the same time I had so much compassion for Edward that I almost wanted him to win her over. Debra Chapoton has done a fantastic job in getting into the mindset of this disturbed young man, and taking the reader along for the ride.

The story jumps around, from the present, to various points in the past, even a little bit into the future. Instead of distracting the reader from what is currently happening, it completely works by adding layers of richness to the story, answering questions about how Edward came to be and how all of the main characters tie together. Edward's mother will make you want to cry for him, as will his consuming guilt and painful shyness. It isn't easy making the villain so completely sympathetic and evil all at once, yet Debra Chapoton does just that.

Warning: Once you begin this book, you won't be able to put it down, so plan on settling in for the long haul. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good, thrilling, nail-biting, well-written, addictive story that will make you question what you think you know is right and wrong. – Cindy C. Bennett

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This is from a blogger's review on Smashwords:

Review by: Ashley @ Book Labyrinth on May. 09, 2011 :
If you want to read a great story that’s fast paced and full of action, definitely check this one out. The whole book is quite atmospheric, with some very tense moments. You wonder what will happen, whether Rebecca will escape, and why Eddie kidnapped her in the first place.

At times the narrative was a bit confusing, as it featured flashbacks and changes in perspective. This might bother some readers, but I found it generally easy enough to figure out, though I did have a few “Wait, what?? … Ohhh!” moments. These didn’t detract from the overall story, however.

The book also features some very interesting psychological aspects, including questions and observations of how trauma, neglect, and abuse can change people. These things made me wonder if there are excuses for horrible, illegal behaviour, or if every person is responsible for their actions, no matter what.

I would definitely recommend this cat and mouse story to all readers. It features lots of twists and turns and unexpected happenings. Up until the end you will wonder what exactly happened, which makes for a great book, in my opinion. If you’re looking for a quick, action-packed read, then look no further.