The Stranger on the Train
Overview - 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. Read more...
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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?
"A heart-stopper" (Publishers Weekly
, starred review) with dark twists and intertwining narratives, The Stranger on the Train
is an unforgettable, "first-rate debut thriller" (Washington Post
) that you will keep you guessing until the shattering finale.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
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British author Taylor’s taut debut is a heart-stopper. One Sunday evening on a London Underground platform, single mom Emma Turner watches in horror as her one-year-old son, Ritchie, somehow gets on a train that leaves without her. Did someone snatch Ritchie? The police assigned to Emma’s missing person’s case have little sympathy. She has no family, few friends, and no connection with the boy’s father. Dirt poor, she’s overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising a child, the spawn of a quick fling. Worse, in a fit of desperation, she earlier confessed to her GP that she wished Ritchie were dead. So everybody doubts whether the tot was really kidnapped. But when the chips are down, with Ritchie really out of her life, Emma rises to the challenge of saving her son. Beginning with the gasp-inducing first chapter, readers won’t exhale until the end. Agent: Marianne Gunn O’Connor, Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency. (May)