Desperate to protect Rachael's three young boys from the destruction swirling around them, Ruth is sucked further and further into their troubled lives. At the same time she's forced to confront the heart-stopping ghosts of her own failed family ... and all the while she's tentatively edging towards a new relationship.
With help from her friend Annie Bryce, Ruth gradually gains confidence to deal with the challenges she faces. Annie is a minor but pivotal character in this multi-layered novel, a sounding board for the many characters each in pursuit of the same elusive goal: their happiness.
This is a complex, moving and intruiging novel from the author of the popular 'Annie Bryce' mystery series.
Some responses to the 'Annie Bryce' series:
'Noad skilfully builds the tension and revels in her characters and locations ... in a word - compelling.' (Gold Coast Bulletin)
'Highly intelligent ... a gripping read.' (Ian Callinan, novelist and former High Court Judge.
'Engrossing ... not just hard to put down - it's impossible.' (Scope Magazine)
Set on the edge of the Australian tropics, on the cusp between a dry brown land and the tempestuous sea, between story skies and stormier relationships, 'On the Edge' explores family bonds and fractures - and how far desperation can drive us all.