This could all feel worthy in less skilled hands. But Edge creates strong characters who come alive on the page, and he has a thriller writer’s feel for suspense. He can be lyrical as well, especially where the natural world is concerned. The climax of the story, when Charlie meets someone special in a white room, is a real 2001 moment.
Charlie’s story is also a rare thing, a novel that will be enjoyed by those who don’t usually like fiction. Time will fly as they read it.
Christopher Edge (The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day) — the coolest science teacher you probably never had — is no ordinary author, however. There’s no one quite like him writing now. His stories fizz with scientific ideas, the perfect fodder for the child with more questions than answers.