Book Of The Day – Too Near The Edge

by Greg on October 24, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a Mystery by award-winning author, Lynn Osterkamp, and it’s 67% off for a limited time. Too Near The Edge has a 3.9 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

“I could not agree more with all of the 5 star reviews. From the first page to the last page, this book grips you and wont let go. Good story, good writing. I want to read more from this author!” R.N. – Amazon Reviewer

Too Near The Edge
by Lynn Osterkamp
Rating: 3.9 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 save $2


Visit Lynn Osterkamp’s website

Too Near the Edge won a silver medal for best regional fiction in the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards

A man falls to his death at the Grand Canyon. Accident, suicide or murder? What if you could ask him?

When park rangers find Adam’s crumpled body 300 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon, they think he was one more careless tourist. But back home in Boulder, Colorado, his grief-stricken wife Sharon is sure he was murdered. She won’t rest until she knows why he was so troubled in the month before he died. Over the objections of her prominent father, she turns to grief therapist Cleo Sims, who runs a project that re-unites people with dead loved ones.

Despite threats and warnings, Cleo takes on the challenge to help Sharon contact Adam and solve the mystery of his death. She gets extra encouragement from Tyler, a surfer-dude spirit who visits her from beyond, offers cryptic advice, and pushes her to “ride the wave” with Sharon.

Tension mounts and Cleo’s professional reputation and her life are on the line as her digging uncovers a sinister underbelly of scams, fraud and deceit in this hip mountain community. 

If you’re looking for a richly-textured mystery, with a courageous female sleuth, unexpected plot turns, a cast of fascinating suspects, a touch of humor and a paranormal twist, Too Near the Edge is the quick, enjoyable read for you.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I enjoyed this book immensely. Lynn Osterkamp has combined elements of her professional experience and the community of Boulder, Colorado into a nicely crafted plot. The result is a very readable mystery that kept me wondering who really pushed Adam off the edge of the Grand Canyon right up to the point where the culprit was unmasked.


I found it held my interest and kept me in suspense until the final pages. Needless to say I have devoured both books and look forward to the next book in this series.


This book hooked me at the first page, and never let me go. I’ve read a lot of mysteries, and this one definitely tops most of them. Best of all, it kept me guessing until the end!


The book has many twists and turn, and several story lines to follow to keep you intrigued and guessing. A great twist on a classic whodunit. A bit of supernatural keeps this series unique, without it being totally “out there”. I am looking forward to reading book 2!


Osterkamp stirs all of these elements together for a very satisfying read. And with several possible candidates for who might have done Adam in, if he was done in, the reader is kept guessing until the final pages of the story. I would recommend “Too Near the Edge” for any mystery lover.

Get Too Near The Edge here: Too Near The Edge

About The Author

Lynn Osterkamp is the author of Too Near the Edge, and its sequels Too far Under, and Too Many Secrets–the mystery novels that gave life to Cleo, a Boulder-based grief therapist whose ability to contact dead people gets her involved in solving a murder; and Tyler, a dead surfer dude who gives Cleo cryptic and often inscrutable advice. Too Near the Edge won a silver medal in the 2007 IPPY Book Awards for best regional fiction in the west-mountain region.

Lynn is also the author of two nonfiction books as well as numerous articles, manuals and national newsletters. Her professional experience includes hospital and hospice social work, university teaching and research, special education, and long-term-care ombudsman. She lives in Boulder Colorado, where she works for Boulder County Aging Services.

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