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The Edge of Lost
The Edge of Lost
Author: Kristina McMorris
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl&...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780758281180
ISBN-10: 0758281188
Publication Date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Kensington
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 28
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed The Edge of Lost on + 911 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This is such a wonderful read! It is not so much a mystery/thriller as I thought it would be, but more of historical fiction with a bit of a mystery and some twists in the end.
The prologue begins in 1937 on Alcatraz in the midst of the search for a prison guard's missing young daughter. You know there is a prisoner who is involved, but you don't know who or why.
The book takes us back to 1919 Ireland and the story of a young orphan boy and his experiences that eventually take us to America. He goes through so much and I was rooting for him throughout. There are some suspenseful elements and surprises in the end, but this is more a beautiful story of family, hope and perseverance.
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Helpful Score: 4
As I read this book, I did not see it as two stories intertwined but rather one story that continued to progress. I won't give a synopsis of the story itself - it can be found in plenty of places. My impression of this book is that it was overall an uplifting story about the strength of human determination and most of all, compassion. The writing was engaging and the characters so well developed that it made you feel as if you knew them personally. Highly recommend this read!
junie avatar reviewed The Edge of Lost on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent! Didn't want it to end. The story was intriguing, taking you from Ireland to New York to Alcatraz.

I felt the pain Shanley Keagen endured as his abusive uncle dies aboard ship as they traveled to NY and he arrives penniless and homeless. A family befriends him and his life changes along with his name. Friendship, family, love and betrayal all follow until he ends up in Alcatraz for something he didn't do.

The ending was amazing, completely blew me away. Highly recommend this book.
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My book group enjoyed this book. We loved Shan who was such a good person but often in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is a heartwarming read with some interesting characters.
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Good Book, a book you want to keep reading to the end.


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