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Woman on the Edge – Samantha M. Bailey | A Book Review

Woman on the Edge - Samantha M. Bailey

Title: Woman on the Edge

Author: Samantha M. Bailey

Genre: Thriller

About the book: It’s a standalone novel about Nicole Markham who gives Morgan Kincaid her baby before she jumps onto the subway tracks in front of a train. When Morgan becomes a suspect, she has to piece together the last days of Nicole’s life to prove her innocence.

First impressions: The premise pulled me in, and I thought it had a lot of potential. I like the title and cover because both reflect the story well. The beginning sets up the rest of the story. I was interested to see how the plot would play out.

Characters: Nicole and Morgan are both flawed with different secrets and regrets. I think the book could’ve had more secondary characters to make it tougher to guess who the antagonist is.

Quote:

“It’s amazing what you can get caught doing when you think no one is watching.”

Writing: It’s a short read at a little under 300 pages. The chapters alternate between Nicole’s perspective beforehand and Morgan’s point of view in the present. I found the story interesting, and the writing simple. The author explores postpartum depression, anxiety, and mental health. It wasn’t too descriptive or too dialogue heavy.

Final thoughts: The ending wraps up loose ends. It’s not the most realistic read, so at times, I had to suspend disbelief. I enjoyed the beginning and ending more than the middle of the novel. If you want to read a thriller about motherhood, check out Woman on the Edge.


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