Carla Norton

Carla Norton

Carla Norton is an award-winning novelist and best-selling true crime writer.
* WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER: 2016 Nancy Pearl Book Award Winner & FAPA Book Award Winner
* THE EDGE OF NORMAL: Thriller Award Finalist & Royal Palm Literary Award Winner
* PERFECT VICTIM: #1 New York Times bestseller
* DISTURBED GROUND: now in ebook format

Carla's first book was a true account of a shocking kidnapping case, and that story fuels her fiction. After covering the trial, Carla wrote PERFECT VICTIM with the prosecutor. It made the reading list for the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit and was a #1 New York Times bestseller.

Carla morphs her true crime expertise into fast-paced fiction with an extraordinary heroine: Reeve LeClaire, a 22-year-old survivor of kidnapping and captivity who is introduced in THE EDGE OF NORMAL.
* "A heart-pounding thrill ride that had me holding my breath to the end." Chevy Stevens
* "A perfect blend of literary style, psychological insight and edge-of-the-seat thriller." Jeffery Deaver

Reeve returns in the "high-octane" sequel, WHAT DOESN'T KILL HER (titled HUNTED overseas).
* A "sophisticated forensic thriller... with a brilliant heroine who takes recovery to a whole new level." J.T. Ellison
* "A smart, tightly written, psychological thrill ride." Taylor Stevens

Carla also wrote DISTURBED GROUND, the true story of a Sacramento landlady who murdered her tenants and buried them in her garden. Carla covered the nine-murder-count trial, examining psychological issues and explaining forensic evidence.
*"Brilliant!" Ann Rule

Carla earned her MFA degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College in 2009. When not writing books, she's writing hotheaded essays and really bad poetry. You can find her on Goodreads, follow @CarlaJNorton on Twitter, and find Carla Norton: Novelist & True Crime Writer on Facebook. For more, please visit her website:

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Best Sellers

    • Perfect Victim

    • The True Story of the Girl in the Box
    • By: Christine McGuire, Carla Norton
    • Narrated by: Amanda Plummer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 146

    In 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan left home to hitchhike from Oregon to California. Seven years later....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening Recap

    • By Pamela Plimpton on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $11.17

    • What Doesn't Kill Her

    • A Novel
    • By: Carla Norton
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 713
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 651
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    Reeve LeClaire is a college student, dammit, not Daryl Wayne Flint's victim. Not anymore-not when Reeve is finally recovering a life of her own after four years of captivity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Really Good Follow-up To Excellent Debut Novel

    • By ftmgal on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Edge of Normal

    • By: Carla Norton
    • Narrated by: Christina Delaine
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    With powerfully gripping characters and an ending that is a masterpiece of deception, Carla Norton's The Edge of Normal is a stunning debut thriller....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too long

    • By Lisa on 03-20-14

    Regular price: $27.99

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