Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Woman on the Edge by Samantha M Bailey
SHE GAVE YOU HER BABY… AND THEN SHE JUMPED.
‘Woman on the Edge begins with a shocking, tragic event and doesn’t stop there. An impressive debut that will keep you reading until the final twist’ Samantha Downing
‘Riveting, hold-your-breath suspense’ Heather Gudenkauf
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?
Pulse-pounding, heartrending, shocking, thrilling. This is a thriller you won’t stop thinking about.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is a no holds barred opening chapter that I didn’t even have time to curl my legs up on my sofa with. Whoa! A couple of hurried desperate garbled sentences from an unkempt woman on the edge of a subway platform to a pretty shocked and baffled lady, before trusting her sleeping baby to her then jumping under a train. Just like that! I re-read the title, The Woman on the Edge had just become The Woman over the Edge! I already knew that the cuppa I had just made wouldn’t hack it, I needed something a little stronger.
As no-one else had been privy to the conversation and the subway video had been inconclusive about what had happened, Morgan, who had been left holding the now orphaned baby, became a prime suspect in the death of this stranger. But the dead woman had called her by her name like she knew her. Morgan decided to do some digging herself but it was like she was in quicksand the more she found out and deeper in this mystery she seemed to be getting in.
The story drops back in time. Nicole Markham, the dead mother had secrets that had come back to taunt her and take away the most precious thing in her life. Her new baby daughter. A high flyer in business she became what others saw as paranoid, suffering from some sort of post-natal depression and completely out of control.
This is a real heart in your mouth story that I was glued to about the past and worried to death about the future for this little baby. The intensity never took a minute off making it feel like a much quicker read than it was. Two broken women, now one was dead and the other facing danger. Very clever writing, I probably worked most of it out just before it appeared on the pages for me to confirm. Highly recommended!
I wish to thank NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR