Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Book Review - The Edge of Sanity by Sheryl Browne - Blog Tour

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Title: The Edge of Sanity
Author: Sheryl Browne
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Competition Win
Publisher: Safkhet Publishing
Publication Date: 29th April 2014
Rating: 4.5 Stars

How far would YOU go to protect your family? 

A decent, ordinary man, a man who has already suffered the loss of one child, Daniel Conner is forced by extraordinary circumstances into being a hero. Tortured, forcibly drugged—heroin still pulsating nauseatingly through his veins—his wife and daughter degraded, Daniel knows their kidnapper is beyond reasoning with. 

But does being pushed one step beyond endurance justify doing the unthinkable? 

High on drugs, indebted to his supplier, and desperate, Charlie Roberts takes Daniel's wife and daughter hostage. Daniel does everything within his power to rescue the situation bloodlessly. Eventually though, Daniel realises that with or without violent mood swings induced by amphetamines and cocaine, Charlie Roberts is a psychopath. He wants more than Daniel's money. 

He wants him. 

The Edge of Sanity: a harrowing story of hope amid loss and betrayal.

The Edge of Sanity pushes the Conner family to the absolute limits of what a person should be able to cope with. Clearly it isn't enough that months earlier they had lost their youngest daughter, and are still clearly all grieving, but are falling apart as a family unit. 

Kayla, who is only 15, is really hurting, not just at her sisters death, which she blames herself for, but also at the arguments from her parents. She is rebelling in typical teenage fashion, and with her friend Hannah, going into nightclubs where they are clearly underage. 

However on this one fateful night, she finally catches the attention of Charlie Roberts, the hunk she has had her eye on. Little does she know that, that will be one of the biggest mistakes of her life. 

For Charlie Roberts is the local drug dealer, a psychopath that is known to the police (who have never made anything stick), and generally doesn't treat women that well. When Kayla lets slip some information, Charlie kidnaps the family, to try and get the biggest payday of his career. 

The Edge of Sanity is a gripping story, and the darkest parts of you will be wondering exactly what Charlie is going to do next, to the family. I think its this morbid curiosity that kept me turning the pages eagerly to find out what exactly happens. 

There are also revelations about Daniel's childhood that are upsetting, and we also get the perspective of the woman that Charlie had a dalliance with earlier that week. The focus shifts between the various characters which adds to the suspense as you can see how they are feeling. 

Sheryl Browne seems to have a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath, as she serves up once again a chilling and suspenseful tale. 

Shortlisted for the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery SpaSpa Book Award for books published in 2014.


About Sheryl Browne

Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for the Best Romantic e-book Love Stories Award 2015, Sheryl has seven books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies

Sheryl’s new contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY LIFE comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.

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E-copy of either Death Sentence or Edge of Sanity.


  1. Yay! Thank you SO much for your fabulous review, Rachel! Hugely appreciated, sweetie. I've no idea where my scary insight comes from, honestly. Unless, in another life... Eeek! ;) xx

  2. PS. Thank you for including my video! Little star! :) xx

  3. I love the excitement of a mystery keeps me guessing,


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