Thursday, May 05, 2011

Edge of Night by Jill Sorenson: A drive-by

To support her small daughter, April Ortiz does what she has to do—which means waiting tables in a skimpy outfit at a popular nightclub in the gang-infested area of Chula Vista. When one of her co-workers is found raped and murdered, April does what she knows she shouldn’t—she defies the neighborhood code by giving the police a hardcore gang member’s name.

Clean-cut cop Noah Young wants a shot at breaking this case more than anything in the world—that is, until he meets the unforgettable April Ortiz. When April gives Noah the tip, a spark ignites. As the fire between them threatens to blaze out of control, the two are dragged down further into the dark mysteries of the graffiti-lined streets, taunted by a crazed killer who could strike again at any time.

As always, a fulfilling story, though I really wanted a happy ending for Eric. Sorenson writes a love story set against the forbidden topic of gangs, and manages to make it riveting and wonderful.

I loved that Noah wasn't perfect - he tried to do his best, and that's all we can ask of him. I liked that he respected April for trying to do her best, too. And that he reacted just like a big brother, but was willing to try to give Eric some leeway.

As in past books, her secondary story revolves around teenage love, only how on earth do you make a gangbanger be a sympathetic love interest? And she does. 

I only wish I had some mojo because this book deserves a well thought out and articulate review (I gave it 5 stars on GR), but I just don't have it in me right now.

Bottom line: get it, read it, love it.


  1. I'll think about getting this one. I'm interested in gang culture because of the high school I work at. I haven't enjoyed romantic suspense in the past, but my current read, Death Angel, is changing my mind.

  2. LOVED this book!

    Noah really made an impact on me. Having grown up around cops (and cop stories) he really rang true to me.

    The whole story, actually, was just SO well done.

  3. Just got this book so I love see 5 stars & Renee loved it too! Must move it to the top of the pile.

    Bonus - I used to live in Chula Vista, just not the gang-infested part. LOL


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