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Woman on the Edge av Samantha M. Bailey

Woman on the Edge (utgåvan 2020)

av Samantha M. Bailey (Författare)

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Titel:Woman on the Edge
Författare:Samantha M. Bailey (Författare)
Info:Simon & Schuster (2020), 272 pages
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Woman on the Edge av Samantha M. Bailey


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I was hooked on this premise immediately and devoured this book within a day. The author writes honestly about the struggles of new motherhood, especially concerning postpartum depression. I strongly empathized with how alone Nicole felt and wished her fate could have turned out differently. Unlike other readers, I did not guess the identity of the villain right away, and was on the edge of my seat until the final reveal. ⁣
And about that reveal: I have said previously that one of my biggest annoyances with thrillers/mysteries is when the hero & villain have their final confrontation, and the villain reveals their nefarious plan to them. I was really hoping this book wouldn’t succumb to this cliche, but alas it did. This is why it has received one less star rating than I would have originally given it. I just find it hard to believe that someone so cunning would do this. The villain had an accomplice, and while I was surprised at their partnering, their oh-so-convenient fate towards the end made me roll my eyes. But perhaps I was just eager for their comeuppance as well. The ending did teeter a bit on the Hollywood happy-ending side, as I never quite believed the romantic pairing of two characters and would have preferred someone on their own, raising Nicole’s daughter. ⁣
Despite my misgivings with this book, Samantha Bailey presented a unique and gripping debut novel, and I look forward to her next work. ⁣ ( )
  brookiexlicious | May 9, 2021 |
Great storyline and idea...but the characters...ugh! I don’t think I really cared for any of them-except maybe Donna! By the end, I was ready for all of them to jump in front of a train.
Nicole-Strong CEO of company she founded. Didn’t plan to become pregnant and isn’t sure she wants kids.
Greg-Nicole’s ass of a husband. Doesn’t want kids. Apparently doesn’t want Nicole.
Morgan-Widow who REALLY wants a baby and blabs about it online. Feels guilty about everything.
Ryan-Morgan’s selfish husband who commits suicide before the book begins because he was caught scamming people with his hedge fund.
Although these characters have never met, their lives are about to become irrecoverably intertwined...
For better or worse-I’ll leave that up to you to decide. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
This book had an interesting premise... A woman, Morgan who is waiting on a train, suddenly has a baby thrust into her arms. Before she can even think the other woman, Nicole, jumps in front of the train. It is a great way to start a book! However, after that I had some issues, mainly with the main character and how the story unfolds from there. I figured out pretty early on who was responsible, so there was never that jaw dropping moment that makes you say "NO WAY!!" Then you have the main character who seems to form an attachment really quickly to this baby. I think the final "ugh" moment for me was the love story or attraction to someone that she had just met. It seemed to me that the author thought she needed to add that in, and she didn't. Overall 3⭐

Thank you Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for the digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review! ( )
  foxandbooks | Aug 19, 2020 |
I really enjoyed this book of a young mother frantic and desperate who shoved her baby into the arms of another woman and then falls into the path of a moving train. Nicole is the successful CEO of Breathe, a company she began. She is a new mother, her baby girl is named Quinn after Nicole’s mother.
Morgan is a widow, her husband committed suicide after he was exposed for fraud. Morgan desperately wants a baby.
This is the story of two women who are connected by their love of children. However, Morgan doesn’t understand why Nicole selected her. Nicole doesn’t trust those around her- her husband Greg, her brother Ben, or even her best friend Tessa. She is also terrified of Donna, the mother of the child Amanda who died years earlier while in Nicole’s care. This is also a story of greed, desperation, postpartum depression, and manipulation. You will be guessing and second guessing yourself throughout the book. The author plants several clues to make you suspect multiple people. There are a few times when I thought I knew, but then something would lead me in a different direction. I was correct, but I doubted myself on many occasions.
I look forward to reading more from this author. Great debut!
#WonanOnTheEdge #SamanthaMBailey ( )
  rmarcin | Jul 16, 2020 |
First of all, thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for a review on this book.

This book had so much anxiety packed into this that I felt my own skin crawl a couple of times. Being a mother, I felt my old thoughts coming back to me from having post-partum and I do hope the author wanted the reader to feel the sadness and loneliness that is associated with this, even if you never had it.

This book goes back and forth from two narratives; one from Nicole, the now dead mother, that is set in the past and the other narrative is from Morgan, the woman whom Nicole entrusted on taking care of her child. Now get this, they were total strangers. Were they really though?

The reason on why this book is only getting 4/5 stars is because it fell a tad flat at the end when the story was wrapping up. It seemed a tad too rushed.

I’d love to read more from the author nonetheless and I will definitely recommend this. ( )
  jzw908 | Jun 3, 2020 |
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