On The Edge by Allison Van Diepen
Published by HarperTeen
November 25, 2014
From Allison van Diepen, author of Snitch and Street Pharm, comes a sexy, dangerous novel about a teen who witnesses a murder and gets caught up in the seedy world of Miami’s gangs.
Maddie Diaz never should have taken that shortcut through the park. If she hadn’t, she wouldn’t have seen two members of the Reyes gang attacking a homeless man. Now, as the only witness, she knows there’s a target on her back.
But when the Reyes jump her on the street, Maddie is protected by a second gang and their secretive leader, Lobo, who is determined to take down the Reyes himself. Lobo is mysterious and passionate, and Maddie begins to fall for him. But when they live this close to the edge, can their love survive?
On the Edge is a compelling story about fighting for what’s right and figuring out where you belong. The novel showcases a gritty, realistic voice and earth–shattering romance that will intrigue readers of Simone Elkeles and Paul Griffin and captivate fans of Allison van Diepen’s other novels.
On the edge was a gritty psychological thriller with a bit of romance and mystery thrown in. I really enjoyed the storyline and found the characters appealing. The book was written well and it was almost impossible to figure out whom the bad guy was until it literally fell in your lap given to you from the writer herself.
The main character of Maddie stumbles upon a homeless man being beaten by a bunch of thugs in a park on her way home one night. Maddie decided to step in and report them to the police. Now she has a target on her back. The guys were from a local gang and ones that should not be messed with.
There were so many ups and downs. I cried a little, laughed a little and was shocked a little. All the while, Maddie was trying to figure out whom to trust. If you enjoy mysteries and thrillers, then you will definitely enjoy this book!