Woman on the Edge is the debut novel by Toronto author, Samantha M. Bailey. After six years of writing, rewriting and editing, she has written an intriguing story that will snag readers from the get-go. The premise is this: A woman suddenly hands her baby to an unsuspecting stranger on a subway platform, seconds before the woman jumps in front of the train. This emotional and shocking scene is just the start of the suspenseful and impressive story.
As a book blogger, I was lucky to be invited to Sam’s book launch* in Toronto last week. She is a warm and generous person and I’m so happy that I can say that Woman on the Edge is one of my favourite books of 2019.
What made Woman on the Edge stand out for me is that it’s not a ‘typical’ thriller. Within her a compulsive and twisty plot, Bailey incorporates the struggles of new motherhood and mental illness with believably flawed, yet resilient, female characters which culminate in an intense and suspenseful read that will keep readers riveted until the final pages. Yes, it’s that good.
Impressive, suspenseful, clever and thought-provoking. What more could you ask for? You can find this increasingly popular title at WPL.
— Laurie P.
*Note: Laurie had posted a review of this book on her personal reading blog, The Baking Bookworm, and was contacted by the author afterwards with an invitation to her launch party in Toronto.
Laurie had an awesome time, met the author and many other book bloggers too.
This photo is of author Samantha Bailey (left) and our own blogger, Laurie Prentice