Book Review: A Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey
#SockSunday Book Review comin’ at you hot!
You know what I love? A book that starts LITERALLY in the centre of the action. Which is where Woman on the Edge starts - LITERALLY with a manic looking, disheveled, mess of a woman handing her baby to a stranger on a subway platform, begging her to love her child and to keep her safe before jumping to her death.
That’s pages like 1-5. So holy shit kind of start right?! The pace of this book never lets up from there. Not once, as you move back and forth between Morgan’s reality in the now, having had a baby thrust upon her and the police questioning her in the death of a woman she’s never seen before; and Nicole, in the before, as the baby’s mother who is desperately grappling with being a new mom, and trying to crush her worst secrets back to the past where they refuse to stay.
It. Is. Wild.
This book is intense, explosive, suspenseful, emotional, captivating, propulsive and utterly addictive. And this is @sbaileybooks DEBUT novel. If this is her debut novel, I cannot WAIT for what comes out from her mind next.
The moral of this story is, get this one pre-ordered STAT - it’s out November 26th and you will NOT want to miss being a first reader for this baby. This will be popping up EVERYWHERE, you mark my words.
Thank you again to @simonschusterca for sending me this one with the mysterious “Amanda” post it (y’all were right, it made sense in the end) - this is PERFECT autumn reading, and I cannot wait for this one to debut into the world. Congratulations @sbaileybooks you absolutely NAILED IT.
What is the last book you read that blew your socks off friends? Any other debut authors out there we should be keeping our eyes peeled for? Let’s share up the goods!
Happy Sunday, and happy Thanksgiving for my Canadian Friends! While I’ll be working, I hope y’all eat some stuffing for me! xx