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The Stranger on the Train

by Abbie Taylor

The Stranger on the Train
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    May 2014, 352 pages

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The Stranger on the Train is a psychological thriller about a mother's worst nightmare: her son is left on a subway train.

The opening chapter of Abbie Taylor's debut novel, The Stranger on the Train, took me right back to one summer day during high school. I was babysitting my five-year-old sister, and since I didn't yet have a driver's license and she couldn't ride a bike very well, we got around our Midwestern town using the small, but adequate, city bus system. That particular day, after I let her pull the cord for our stop and the bus pulled over to the curb by the entrance to the swimming pool, I exited the bus via the rear door and then turned around to help my sister down the stairs - but in that moment, the bus doors slammed shut and the bus pulled away with my sister still on board. Fortunately, a fellow passenger helped alert the driver to the situation as I ran after the bus, and I was reunited with my sister after only a half block or so. But I'll never forget that moment of panic as I watched ...

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