Today I’m sharing my review for Woman on the Edge but Samantha M. Bailey as part of the blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours and Headline for the invite and ARC.
About the book
A moment on the platform changes two lives for ever. But nothing is as it seems…
In a split second, Morgan’s life changes for ever. A stranger hands her a baby, then jumps in front of a train.
Morgan has never seen the woman before and she can’t understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life.
When the police question Morgan, she discovers none of the witnesses can corroborate her version of events. And when they learn Morgan longs for a baby of her own, she becomes a suspect.
To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically tries to retrace the last days of the woman’s life. She begins to understand that Nicole Markham believed she and her baby were in danger. Now Morgan might be in danger, too.
Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia?
Or is something much darker going on?
Woman on the Edge is available to purchase now – Amazon
Well I’m not sure if I can quite put into words how I feel after reading this book, it was so good and I’ve been left with a bit of a book hangover.
Morgan is on her way home from work and as she is standing on the platform waiting for her train she’s approached by a stranger who hands her a baby then jumps in front of a train.
After that shocking opening what follows is a very cleverly twisted thriller that seriously had me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages like they were on fire.
I couldn’t imagine what could drive someone to take their own life like that, why did this woman hand over her baby and why did she choose Morgan?
Set in the present day the author takes us back a number of weeks prior and focuses on the struggles of being a new mum and the emotional effect it can have but there’s so much more to this story and as the chapters alternate between the two women we see the decline of one and the struggle to prove the innocence of the other.
Woman on the Edge is a tense and quite uncomfortable read but oh boy is it gripping. With short chapters that often stop on a cliffhanger it was so easy to totally lose track of time and I ended up devouring this book. There were so many twists and turns I had to just keep on reading to find out what happened next.
I’m seriously struggling to find the words to describe this book without saying too much and spoiling it but it’s a must read for thriller fans. I was totally blown away when I found out this captivating, well plotted, edge of your seat, nail biting thriller is a debut novel and I cannot blooming wait to read more from this author, hopefully we won’t have too long to wait.
I will definitely be recommending Woman on the Edge, it was just blooming fantastic.
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