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Edge of Sanity (Edge #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  368 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
Brace yourself for cutting-edge suspense in the scorching third novel of Shannon K. Butcher’s new action-romance series...


In his years working for the private security firm The Edge, Clay Marshall has seen it all. But the recent blackouts he's been having are new. So is waking up with blood on his hands and clothes, with n
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Signet
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The third book in Shannon K. Butcher's Edge series. Clay Marshall wakes up with blood all over him without the memories of how it happened. He calls Payton Bainbridge who sends Dr. Leigh Vaughn to watch him. Leigh has seen this happen before to her own brother. Now they need to uncover the truth and keep from having this or something worse happen again.

This started rough for me. I nearly gave up but I did keep on and it eventually got better. The ending wasn't all that satisfying for me but I do
Rating 3.5 stars
The hero Clay has been having black-outs for while and he finally calls his boss of sorts Payton for help. Payton along with a few men were responsible for what happened to Clay and others, they allowed experiments to happen on them as kids. He enlists the heroine's help, she is a doctor who lost one brother to this madness and has another brother locked up. Clay was a hero who valued control and now that had been taken away from him, from someone he didn't even know, so he didn'
Lady Lioness
The only reason it took me so long to finish this book was that I kept waiting for a time when I could just read the last half straight through. I enjoyed this SO much better than Razor's Edge and the hero, Clay, was the reason why.

I kept thinking of Larissa Ione's Rogue Rider while I was reading this because her hero, Reseph, bears some similarity to Clay. Reseph as Pestilence launched an apocalypse, leading to the deaths of thousands. Clay, brainwashed, was an assassin, killing whoever he was
Dec 11, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
I received this first read book for free from goodreads giveaway. This book was very enjoyable almost like watching an episode on television! This is my first book in this series and I do believe it is book three,I had no problems with this being a stand alone, I can tell however, there was some back story so I would like to say that reading this made curious to read the other books. I gave it three stars it was a bit predictable but it didn't take away from the entertainment. I'm thankful for ...more
Feb 05, 2015 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-action
Two Aging Men Seeking Redemption

The romance in this third novel, like the ones in the previous two are a means to an end, the story of two powerful older men who took part in Nazi-worthy medical experimentation on children to create human puppets with advanced gifts, and it has come back in a new incarnation. Payton Bainbridge and Bob Norwood are the men at the center of this series as they seek to remedy and redeem the terrible legacy of their actions 20 years earlier.

Don't get me wrong. The de
Very good read, the ending was very tight with tension. Review to come.
Mar 04, 2013 Cheryl rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book had two scenes that I liked. One of which didn't even take place between the alpha male and his woman. The rest of the book was mediocre, which is disappointing from SB. Her books are usually fun brain candy.

This book throws together Leigh, a doctor who does under the table medical work for the Edge, and Clay, geek girl Mira's best bud. The plot is that like Leigh's brother's, Clay was "programmed" as a child and now can be controlled through key words. Clay wakes up bloody one morning
Kathy Davie
Nov 23, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Third in the Edge romantic suspense series revolving around the Edge Security firm and its manipulated operatives. The couple focus is on Clay Marshall and Dr. Leigh Vaughn while setting us up for Adam Brink and Mira Sage.

My Take
Whoa. Intense story and I can see where it is individually terrifying for its primary participants. Yeah, it's somewhat space-agey with the basic scenario---although I can see where possibilities exist!---and Butcher has some interesting characters. Very real people doin
This book seemed to focus more on the larger story arc, but it worked well with what happened to Clay, as his whole life revolved around it. I hated seeing what Clay, hated how Clay had to realize and live with what he was forced to do. It would be hard for anyone to live with, but it seemed like Clay's personality was one where it made it harder.

I was glad that Leigh was there for him. At first it was the commonness with what happened to her brother's that started the relationship, but I was gl
Nov 26, 2012 Blaze rated it it was amazing

One of my favorite aspects of the Edge series is the dark past lurking in the background of Payton Bainbridge and General Norwood. Yes, the focus on the romantic liaisons of main characters from book to book is naughty and delicious, but the hope of denouement regarding Dr. Stynger and wraiths of the past is the sauce which blends the meal in which each installment is a course.

Persons of like mind will be well satisfied when they read Edge of Sanity.

Look for many small gems among Shan
May 17, 2013 Brandi rated it it was ok
Not a bad, dull, or terrible book, but it didn't grab me and I almost didn't finish it. It followed the same pace and theme that the others in this series did, but I had a hard time connecting with both main characters - I found both a little whiny, and the constant introspection made the extremely fast pace feel glacially slow.

Halfway through, I just stopped caring what happened, and set the book down for weeks till I managed to skim through the last half today. The only reasons I did that was
May 02, 2016 Leslie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally get to read the story of Clay, was worried he wouldn't make his own story! Love what Leigh did to save him and hope to hear one day the stories of Garrett, Gage, Payton, Riley, among others!!'
Mar 30, 2016 Danielles rated it liked it
Ze schrijft lekker en vlot, maar het verhaal was moeilijk te begrijpen,...ze is goed, maar soms!
Annette Miller
Feb 11, 2016 Annette Miller rated it it was amazing
Shannon Butcher again delivers a taut, sexy tale. The hero and heroine were captivating and the story itself was completely engaging. I kept sneaking pages while I was out or doing things that should have had my attention, but I just had to know how everything was going to turn out. Can't wait to start the next book in the series. I hope the Edge series is around for a long time.
Dec 16, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
I actually rate this book 3 and 1/2 stars. I enjoyed the story of Leigh and Clay, and their search for whomever it was controlling his mind.Clay was losing time and when he would wake, he was usually injured and covered in blood. With the help of the urbane Payton and Clay's best friend Mira, they were determined to solve the mystery. Right up to the last chapter, I just could not see there being a HEA. But Shannon pulled it off! Her next book is a new installment of the Sentinel Series which I ...more
Feb 28, 2016 Sara rated it liked it
Can't wait to see what happens next.
Tina Gabrielle
Nov 23, 2014 Tina Gabrielle rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. The suspense kept me turning the pages. The sexual tension between Liegh and Clay is sizzling hot.
Alisha Stevens
Feb 17, 2014 Alisha Stevens rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This book sucked me in from the beginning. More like 4.5 stars for me. I only take off a half a star because Clay and Leigh could be a little frustrating at times. I really liked the introduction of Adam and his chemistry with Mira. Fingers crossed they get the next book.
Mar 04, 2013 Christa rated it really liked it
The storyline in this series is pretty good. You know it's good because at the end you feel frustrated that in each book, we can only chop off a bit of the monster at a time instead of slay the whole beast.
Barb Lie
Oct 13, 2012 Barb Lie rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Shannon Butcher. I loved this book, total non stop action. Full review at time of release.
Jan 09, 2013 Whtyac rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the strength of the female characters and the introduction of Adam was intriguing.
Nov 22, 2014 Bobbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great story. This is a good series; too good to put down. Starting the next book now.
Glenda Bettin
Dec 22, 2012 Glenda Bettin rated it it was amazing
awesome as usual, love the Edge series, looking forward to the next, not sure when it will be
Michele Timmons
Dec 09, 2012 Michele Timmons rated it really liked it
Gives more depth to Edge series
Oct 02, 2013 Stormy rated it really liked it
Action packed
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Since launching her career in 2007, award-winning author Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles, including the paranormal romance series, the Sentinel Wars; the action-romance series, the Edge; and a handful of romantic suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs and tables to aid her in the mechanics of ...more
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  • Living on the Edge (Edge #1)
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