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The BookBrowse Review

Published May 21, 2014

ISSN: 1930-0018

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Book Jacket

The Stranger on the Train
by Abbie Taylor
27 May 2014
352 pages
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
ISBN-13: 9781476754970
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A mother's worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back.

A struggling, single mother, Emma sometimes wishes that her thirteen-month-old son Ritchie would just disappear. Then, one quiet Sunday evening, after a sinister encounter on the London Underground - Ritchie does just that.

Emma immediately reports his abduction to the police but there she faces a much worse situation than she ever imagined. Why do the police seem so reluctant to help her? And why do they think she would want hurt her own child?

If Emma wants Ritchie back, she'll have to find him herself. With the help of a stranger named Rafe, the one person who seems to believe her, Emma sets off in search of her son. She is determined to find Ritchie no matter what it takes…but who exactly is the real enemy here?

With dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train is an unforgettable novel of psychological suspense that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.

"Starred Review. British author Taylor's taut debut is a heart-stopper...Beginning with the gasp-inducing first chapter, readers won't exhale until the end." - Publishers Weekly

"An Alfred Hitchcock–like psychodrama drawn from a mother's nightmare." - Kirkus

"A sensitive meditation on the parenthood with all it's joys and hardships as well as an unputdownable thriller. Don't miss it!" - Lisa Unger New York Times bestselling author

"A roller-coaster thriller and a great read." - Closer (UK)

Abbie Taylor is a doctor, married, with two children. She lives in Dublin, Ireland. Emma's Baby is her first novel.

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