Review: Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey


Release date: March 3, 2020

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


A moment on the platform changes two lives forever. But nothing is as it seems…

‘Take my baby.’

In a split second, Morgan’s life changes forever. 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 was something much darker going on?

Pulse-pounding, heartrending, shocking, thrilling. This is one book you won’t be able to stop thinking about. 


Let me start by saying that this book wasn’t perfect for me but I’m still going to say it’s worth a read solely based and sheer entertainment value. It’s short and reads incredibly fast and is definitely gripping. It’s also twisty and maybe if you’re newer to thrillers you’ll be surprised but I found the turns to be predictable. You also just have to kind of let things go and realize it’s a bit of a crazy story and not worry too much about plausibility, but I swear if you can just not nitpick it’s a really fun one. Was I blown away? No, but I wasn’t mad that I read it either. I’m thinking this would be a perfect vacation read honestly as it’s written in a super compulsive and breezy style that doesn’t require intense concentration. I also liked it enough that I would read another book by the author as well she definitely has potential and the premise was intriguing.

Overall rating: 3/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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