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On the Edge of Darkness

By: Barbara Erskine
Narrated by: Elaine Claxton
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Summary

From the bestselling author of Lady of Hay. 

Adam Craig is fourteen when he meets Brid near an isolated Celtic stone in the wild Scottish Highlands—he is fascinated by her. They become friends, and, in time, passionate lovers. She leads him, unsuspecting, into the sixth century, where she has mastered the ancient mysteries and dangerous magic of the Druids.

In her obsession with Adam, Brid is seen as a traitor by her people, only escaping death by following Adam to Edinburgh, when he leaves home to study medicine.

As the years pass he makes new friends and finds new love. But Brid is consumed by jealousy and haunts him like an evil shadow, until, fifty years on, Adam’s granddaughter helps him discover the secret that will free them from the terror of Brid’s curse.

©2009 Barbara Erskine (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Stephen King meeting Ruth Rendell." (Frank Delaney)

"Fascinating and chilling." (Anne McCaffrey)

"A novel to get tucked into." (Sunday Times)

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As always... excellent.

Another fantastic book from Barbara Erskine. she is a brilliant author and I'm always in awe at her books.
10/10 for the narrator. A very enjoyable and very long book to listen to while I work.

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Disappointing

Let me start with congratulating the reader, her performance was amazing and can’t fault her at all.
However, even though I love Barbara Erskine’s books, this was so bad. The story was extremely farfetched (much more than any other of her books), the main character was not likeable at any stage, the ending absolutely horrible as there is basically no ending, it was just bad. Wouldn’t waste so many hours on it if I knew ahead :(