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Woman on the Edge

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Wow!! This book had me at the edge of my seat!! You will never guess the ending. Couldn’t decide which perspective was better Nicole’s or Morgan’s and love how it was written in multitasking voices. Thank you NetGalley for my advanced reader copy.
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This is a book that will keep you guessing to the end. While Morgan is standing on the subway station a baby is thrown into her arms before the baby’s mother jumps to her death. A great exciting story follows!
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Four full of action, thrilling, anxious, riveting, oh boy this book really makes you face with your own inner demons stars!
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Absolutely loved this original thriller.  I couldn't put it down. I am going to recommend it to all my friends.  The plot was paced well, the build up was nicely down, and the red herrings were decent.
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Woman on The Edge shows to what length a mother would go to save her child. And how far a perfect stranger will go to help save a stranger’s child. This book drew me in and kept my attention. This is a psychological, heart-racing story.
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Nicole Markham is beautiful smart and successful.  She is the founder and CEO of her own company, married and now the mother of a new baby. Life for her is at an all time high. So why would she give her baby to a stranger and then jump in front of a train? 

Morgan Kincaid is a motherless widow who lives in the infamy of husband's sketchy legacy.  Why did Nicole give her her child? What is their connection?  

Woman on the Edge is a page turner for sure.  It takes you on a ride from the very first chapter. It delves into Nicole's past and what seems to be at the root of the tragic event. It explores some of Morgan's past as well, explaining the connection. There are  a lot of moving parts to this story.  Fortunately they are not complex and easy to follow along. There were no loose ends as all is explained by the end of the book. While I found this to be a good debut novel, I still felt hungry in the end for more. The story was developed well but the execution lacked.  

Woman on the Edge is a thriller but it is not a hard-core thriller. You may connect the dots well before the end. If that is what you are looking for, this isn't it. I am one that enjoys the development despite. I will be on the lookout for Samantha Bailey next book. 

3.5 stars. 

I thank Netgalley as well as Simon and Schuster for the ARC of this book.
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Where to begin? Woman on the Edge was a very fast paced read for me. Told from two POV's, it kept me on the edge of my seat.

Basically it's about Morgan, a woman on the subway platform after work, who is basically handed a baby by a woman, Nicole, right before Nicole jumps in front of the train. In the seconds prior to jumping Nicole basically asks Morgan to take care of the baby and love her. She calls her by her name! Morgan has never seen this woman in her life! Suddenly Morgan finds herself whisked away by police, for questioning. The next day a video surfaces that in effect makes it look like maybe Morgan pushed Nicole, making her the police's number one suspect. Does Morgan know this woman? Did Nicole really jump? Morgan ends up doing her own investigating to find out the truth.

What follows is a swift moving story told from Morgan's current point of view and Nicole's past one. It makes for a highly entertaining read and an ending you may not see coming.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend to friends and family. Thank you so much to the publisher for an advanced review copy in exchange for my honest review!!!!
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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

In a split second, Morgan's life changes forever. A stranger hands her a baby, then jumps in front of a train, What can I say except I loved this book! It was a gripping thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing. The author incorporated the struggles of motherhood and mental illness into the story that had me riveted until the last page.
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Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for sending me an advanced copy of this book for my honest review. 


This book had me hooked right from the beginning on the short preview I read on Netgalley. This is one book that I was constantly checking to see if I was approved for a copy. I downloaded it as soon as I got the email saying I was approved. I was up all night reading this book because I could not wait to find out what was going to happen next. I had to find out how a complete stranger could just hand off her baby to someone and then kill herself. The story is about two women who have complete different lives. 

Morgan finds herself being the suspect in Nicoles death. she learns more about Nicole and the events that lead to her death, she starts to investigate how she could be connected to Nicole and why she would trust her with her kid. 

Its shocking to me that this is Samantha M Bailey's first time writing this style of book! I look forward to reading more from this author. Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Shuster for the advanced copy of this book!!!
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I was provided with a free copy of this book from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was very intrigued by the concept and storyline in the description here.  I wanted a thriller that would keep me turning pages and guessing until the end.  While a fun quick read, I sadly was able to figure out the whodunit about half way through the book (though that may be due to the fact that I read many thrillers!).  The writing was straightforward, but at times cliché and I was disappointed by the addition of what felt like a superfluous story line.

All in all a good thriller for a beach or a weekend read, but nothing groundbreaking in the genre.
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This was crazy! 
A woman shoves a baby in your arms and then commits suicide by jumping onto the subway tracks right in front of you?
Poor Morgan. She's thrust into being a suspect from what you, as an observer, see that she didn't push Nicole onto the tracks. 
Poor Nicole too. She loves her baby so much and wants to protect her and I feel bad about what she felt sure had to do to make that happen.
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When you pick up this book, you shouldn't have any plans for a while. This is a gripping thriller that makes you question your trust in the people around you! 

I love that you get straight into the action at the train station. From then, you start the learn the story surrounding Nicole and how Morgan gets involved in trying to keep the precious baby girl safe. 

The only thing that kept me from giving this a 5 star was Morgan during the middle of the novel. At first I feel sorry for her but she begins to seem unreliable. Fortunately she redeems herself later in the novel and becomes likable again. Very wonderful ending to a brilliant psychological thriller!
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It is a perfectly ordinary day for Morgan Kincaid when a complete stranger handed her a baby in the subway before jumping to her death. For the second time, Morgan is being questioned about a suicide.  Her husband recently committed suicide after defrauding people of millions of dollars. What is more baffling to Morgan is the fact that Nicole knew her name. She told her to take care of her baby.  And she stuck a post-it note in Morgan's pocket.  But why? Morgan finds herself in a hunt for the truth that introduces her to Nicole's handsome brother, Ben. But how can she trust Ben when Nicole clearly didn't trust him?

Woman on the Edge held a lot of promise and I was excited to read it.  Sadly, I figured out the "whodunit" pretty early.  That big reveal was very similar to another book that I read recently.  What I couldn't figure out was the connection between Nicole and Morgan.  How did Nicole know Morgan so well, but Morgan did not know her. The explanation was plausible, but not one that even crossed my mind. - The story is told from a "before"  and "after" kind of timeline.  Both of the main characters were the kind of characters that you could like.  And even kind of trust, even if that trust is a little misplaced.  CLICK HERE FOR SPOILERS - In the end, everything worked out, but not before some pretty intense situations.

Bottom Line - Woman On The Edge was a fast-paced, if not a tiny bit predictable.

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Woman On The  Edge by Samantha M. Bailey
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Pages: 272
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 3/3/2020
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Thank you to NetGalley for the book in exchange for a review.
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This was a great twisty  read. It hooked me in right away and kept me involved. I look forward to reading more by this author
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I had to stop reading this one at around the 30% mark, but I did skim ahead to see what happened. I understand that a lot of people loved this one, but I just couldn't. First of all, I couldn't get past the writing. It was just meh and made me think that it could use some editing. The premise was interesting enough, but I thought the pacing was just off. It was moving too quickly and there wasn't enough character development. I love a page turner, but I also want well developed characters and I don't feel that I got that here. Morgan was a bit whiny and she made questionable decisions. Nicole was not developed AT ALL. I think I got annoyed when I could tell this was another case of a woman with a mental illness being made to feel like she is crazy because of real things that are happening. And of course, she is taking medication, which makes her even more unreliable. How many times have we seen this part of the plot? I thought Nicole's husband was a throwaway character with zero development and I didn't understand some of his actions. I also didn't really get the twist. The villain didn't seem to have much motive. Also, the dialogue of the cop (Martinez) seemed to come from a very bad cop movie. This one just wasn't for me.
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Terrific debut! This book was mentioned a few times in my FB book group and honestly I wasn't sure it would live up to  the hype for me.  I was definitely wrong! Such a thrill, I loved it! Chock-full of twists and turns with a punch-packing ending! Can't wait to recommend this book! Thank you so ,much!
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Lots of twists and turns in this suspenseful thriller!  A quick read.  Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  My rating - 3.5 stars
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Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey is a thriller with two ladies as the main characters. The story is told by changing the point of view between the characters in two different timelines, one from the present and one in the past.

The story begins with Morgan Kincaid on her way home getting ready to take the train when an unknown woman suddenly approaches Morgan and pushes her baby into her arms. Right after telling Morgan to “Take my baby.” the woman in question jumps in front of the train to her death.

Morgan is in shock as the events unfold in front of her but when police arrive to investigate she becomes a person of interest being so close to the victim. Morgan then knows she needs to find out just who the lady was and why she chose Morgan to care for her child and what pushed her to the edge that day.

Right away it’s obvious that Woman on the Edge will be a fast paced thriller when it starts off with such a bang having a life end right away. It was also fairly easy to follow along with the changing perspectives when following Morgan in the current time and Nicole in the past as the stories slowly come together through the twists to bring the reader the answers they await.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.

I thought the premise behind this book sounded really good and I thought it was originally supposed to come out in March 2020 but it looks like it came out in November 2019! This is a debut thriller and I thought it was really well done for a first novel. I could feel the paranoia overtaking me right along with Nicole and Morgan, I felt like I should be looking over my shoulder for the killer! I mean overall the book was sad but I thought the plot line was great and really interesting. The book was kind of short but I liked that things weren’t drawn out too much. The book was really well paced and I stayed interested throughout the book. I liked the ending a lot too – I felt so bad for Morgan and what she went though so I was happy to see her with Ben at the end (**spoiler alert**). The plot was a little predictable towards the end but it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book at all – I still really liked the book overall. This book was a thrilling adventure and I’d definitely recommend it!
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What would you do if you were racked with guilt? How would you cope with something tragic you couldn’t prevent or forget?

I want to tell you all about this book but I don’t want to give anything away. 

I would flip out if someone I didn’t know knew my name in a crowded train station. 

Read this story about Nicole and Madison. You’ll be trying to fit the pieces together all the way to the end.
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