Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker

Book:  On the Fringe
Author:  Courtney King Walker
Publisher:  Lands Atlantic Publishing
Pub. Date:  Oct. 19, 2011
Genre:  YA PNR

Claire is struggling to overcome the murder of her childhood friend and secret crush, Daniel. Everyone else seems to be moving on with their lives, but she's still trying to cope. The fact that she finds herself alone and drowning on her 16th birthday isn't helping.

Neither is thinking she sees Daniel's face in murky water as she mysteriously resurfaces. But something happened during those four and a half minutes that will make her realize it was not just her imagination.

As Claire and Daniel try to grasp a possible reconnection, other grudge-holding beings have plans of their own. Now, the two of them have to decide if their fleeting relationship is worth the possibility of Claire being trapped on the fringe forever.

Beautifully told, On the Fringe intertwines fresh ideas about devotion, revenge, and the consequences that come with life and death.

On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker is aptly named and you’ll soon find out why. Ms. Walker gave me a mesmerizing look at first love and the devotion that can come with it even beyond the grave. I enjoyed another ‘ghost’ book! Surprise, surprise! I guess I can wipe that off my ‘I don’t read’ list now as this is the fifth book involving ghosts that I have truly enjoyed.

Claire and Daniel have known each other for ever. Claire is best friends with his sister and Daniel is best friends with her brother. They both secretly harbor a secret love but Daniels life is cut short before he or Claire can act upon their feelings. It isn’t until Claire is drowning on her 16th birthday when she reconnects with the spirit of Daniel.

Ms. Walker narrates in both Claire and Daniels POV which keep’s the book flowing beautifully, seeing each characters feelings and thoughts brings much to this thrilling story. On the Fringe isn’t just about reconnecting with first loves it’s also about where Daniels been, On the Fringe, Ms. Walker gives an interesting and thought provoking account of life after death. It is thrilling as Daniel tries to protect Claire against an entity that has it out for Daniel.

On the Fringe has some interesting plot twists, dash away tear moments and plenty of thrills to keep any reader intrigued until the very end. Well written with engaging characters, an unusual and fascinating plot and a heart wrenching story of first loves, On the Fringe will appeal to most readers of the genre.



  1. I have still YET to enjoy a 'ghost' story.... Maybe I should give this a go???

  2. Oh I loves me a good ghost story. I think I will add this to my wishlist! I wasn't sure.. I honestly don't like the cover.

  3. I am not big on ghosts, but, yes there is the but, I do make exceptions ;)

  4. I really enjoyed this one too Kristi! Ghost stories are usually hit or miss with me, but this one I thought was great. I loved the dual narration and the way the Daniel and Claire relationship was handled:) Fantastic review!

  5. Oh now this sounds like a good and touching read! New to me as well. Thank you! :D So glad you enjoyed it.

  6. This one is one I want to read! I love ghosts stories as long as they stay in the book and don't visit my house! Great review sister!