Book Review – Edge of Recall – Rating: 9 out of 10

Edge of Recall CoverEdge of Recall, by Kristen Heitzmann

How I came to read this book:


I apologize for the brevity of this report. I am in the middle of many things, and am actually lucky to be posting this at all!

Score Summary

  • Content: 10
  • Writing Style: 10
  • Re-readability: 8
  • Busy Mommy Scale: 8


Kristen Heitzmann is one of my very favorite authors. This book was up to her usual standards. I HIGHLY recommend it!

Writing Style

Like I said, I love her style of writing. She sucks me in. Due to time constraints I had to put aside a bunch of things to read this in time to post today. I read it in the span of an evening and a morning. Fortunately, it had enough suspense in it to really have me churning through it!


I’ll keep it. I will eventually re-read. The nature of the suspense makes it a little less of a “reread” once you know the ending, but is good enough to do so anyway.

Busy Mommy Scale

Not in the perfect “little pieces” style that would make a perfect Busy Mommy book, but so good it’s worth the time to set aside.


Of her three main interests, art, music and writing, she chose to study English at the University of Colorado and thrived on Creative Writing and Literature classes. She married her husband Jim, and turned her energy to building a family. They have four children whom they have home schooled for all or most of their education. Kristen is a music minister with the ecumenical covenant community People of Praise.

Once she realized the stories in her head were truly a calling from the Lord, she made writing not just a passion, but a ministry. She has written seven historical fiction novels as part of the The Rocky Mountain Legacy series, the Diamond of the Rockies series, and the Christy Award winner Secrets. Most recently, she has written several contemporary fiction novels, including Echoes, Freefall and Unforgotten.

Kristen and her husband, Jim, and their family live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she serves as worship leader in their church.


Tessa Young, an up-and-coming landscape architect who specializes in the design and creation of labyrinths, has immersed herself in the mythological, spiritual, and healing aspects of the elaborate structures. She also is searching for God and hoping to make sense of the nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

When Smith Chandler, an estranged colleague–with whom she’d half fallen in love a dozen times before catching herself every time–calls to propose a project he claims is the opportunity of a lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to check it out. Smith is reconstructing a pre-Revolutionary War abbey for wealthy clients. Among its remarkable features is an overgrown labyrinth.

Unable to resist, Tessa accepts his offer to work with him. Soon she is immersed in the project of a lifetime. But one evening, after weeks of work in the labyrinth, Tessa and Smith are attacked. While protecting Tessa, Smith is stabbed, and the nightmare begins…again.

If You would like to read the first chapter, go HERE