The Man on the Train (Paperback)

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One man is about to have a midlife crisis like no man has ever had before. But for his wife, the nightmare is just beginning…

Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Linda Haley is awakened early one morning by two police officers at the door. She has no idea that her husband has been living a secret life during his daily commute from Scarsdale into the city. Now Guy is the prime suspect in a brutal murder that could derail Linda’s high-powered career and may be connected to a cold case.

And Guy has disappeared.

With a warrant out for her husband’s arrest, Linda sets out to prove his innocence accompanied by an ex-cop who harbors a secret affection for her. Together, they travel to the scene of a forty-year-old unsolved murder and a night of violence that shattered the serenity of a small fishing hamlet just past the Hamptons.

But as the manhunt intensifies and she begins to uncover the shocking truth—and the past Guy has buried deep—Linda must decide if the stranger she married is innocent or guilty. And if he truly deserves to be saved.

Featuring tense, atmospheric suspense that moves at breakneck speed, this Hitchcockian thriller careens from a bedroom community just north of New York City to the picturesque beaches of eastern Long Island to a suburban train station, where a killer hiding in plain sight waits to exact a final revenge.

About the Author

Debbie Babitt was Copy Director for two major Manhattan publishing companies. She has worked as an actress, playwright, and drama critic. Her first novel, Saving Grace, was named One of the Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2021 by She Reads and voted one of the Best Debuts of 2021 by Suspense magazine. First Victim, her second novel, was a Buzz Book of 2022. Her feature articles have appeared in CrimeReads, Suspense magazine, and Mystery & Suspense magazine. Debbie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. The Man on the Train, Debbie’s third novel, a Hitchcockian thriller set in the Hamptons, will be published in May 2024.

Praise For…

A mysterious woman on the train, a disappearing husband, and secrets from the past come together in this pulse-quickening ride. Babitt masterfully creates a narrative that explores the fragility of trust and poses the question of how well we really know those closest to us. THE MAN ON THE TRAIN will keep readers guessing until the final, shocking reveal.
— Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

Sharply plotted, deeply felt, THE MAN ON THE TRAIN tells overlapping love stories exploded by murder. Fresh and surprising.
— Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

A thrilling tale of deception, murder, cover-up, suspicion, and revenge . . . [Babitt] creatively weaves this intriguing story with numerous twists and turns. . . . A definite page turner.
— Montauk Sun

Debbie Babitt is a born stylist. I can't wait to see what she writes next.
— William Bernhardt, bestselling author of The Last Chance Lawyer

Debbie Babitt blends suspense, character and courtroom drama with the complications of everyday life and comes up with a real winner.
— Michael Connelly on First Victim

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613164136
ISBN-10: 1613164130
Publisher: Scarlet
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 312
Language: English