Woman on the Edge
Samantha M. Bailey
A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, "Take my baby."
She places her child in your arms. She says your name.
Then she jumps...
In a split second, Morgan Kincaid's life changes forever. She's on her way home from work when a mother begs her to take her baby, then places the infant in her arms. Before Morgan can stop her, the distraught mother jumps in front of an oncoming train.
Morgan has never seen this woman before, and she can't understand what would cause a person to give away her child and take her own life. She also can't understand how this woman knew her name.
The police take Morgan in for questioning. She soon learns that the woman who jumped was Nicole Markham, prominent CEO of the athletic brand Breathe. She also learns that no witness can corroborate her version of events, which means she's just become a murder suspect.
To prove her innocence, Morgan frantically retraces the last days of Nicole's life. Was Nicole a new mother struggling with paranoia or was she in danger? When strange things start happening to Morgan, she suddenly realizes she might be in danger, too.
Woman on the Edge is a pulse-pounding, propulsive thriller about the lengths to which a woman will go to protect her baby—even if that means sacrificing her own life. (From Simon & Schuster)
From the book
I'm truly panicked now. Something about all of this just isn't right. I feel it in my gut. I need to get away from this woman.
People surround us, but they don't seem to notice that something strange is going on here. They are commuters in their own world, as I was just a few minutes ago.
The woman's eyes sweep the platform once again. Then her arms reach out. She launches her baby toward me; my hands catch the infant by instinct. I look down at the child in my arms, and I tear up. The yellow blanket she's wrapped in is so soft against my skin, the baby's face serene and content.
When I look back up at her mother a second later, the train is shrieking into the station.
And that's when she jumps.
From Woman on the Edge by Samantha M. Bailey ©2019. Published by Simon & Schuster.