Woman on the Edge, Samantha M. Bailey


From the blurb:

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.

After Morgan gets handed the baby by Nicole, things get chaotic fast. Especially considering her husband committed suicide after swindling millions from people. While she knew nothing of what her husband was up to, all her friends dropped her fast. Now, she’s again a suspect in what has happened to Nicole, a well-known and well-to-do business owner. It’s because she doesn’t want to go through all this again, that she makes (and continues to make), extremely unwise decisions in the name of finding out what is really going on.

This was the first book I’ve read where someone repeatedly keeps doing things that make them look even more of a suspect than they already did. I get that Morgan wanted to clear her name, but it was just too much for me. I had to laugh when Nicole went into labor and her best friend screamed, “she doesn’t want a C-section. That’s not in the plan.” because it was a matter of life and death at that point. It was also weird that Breathe entitled employees 10% shares, it seems to me you would run out of shares to sell to make it public if you’re giving them each 10%. (I think it was just poor wording). The repetitiveness of some text, of the day to day, had me skimming the text.

But when I take out what I don’t like, there is a fun story here. While the “twist” seemed obvious, it was done well. I felt bad for Nicole, who was suffering from postpartum, and things just kept getting worse for her. Once more of the story unfolded, her behavior seemed justified. I liked how the story was told in alternating perspectives from Morgan and Nicole, going to the past with Nicole so you can see what brought her to the starting point. Overall, a fun read.

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Woman on the Edge is available on Amazon for $9.99



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