The Perfect Mother: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Molloy, Aimee
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.84in
Our Price:
$ 23.99
Availability:
Available: 3-10 days

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

A night out - a few hours of fun.

What could possibly go wrong?

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

"The Perfect Mother is a gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare. At once wonderfully nuanced and compulsively readable, it keeps you guessing at every moment, up until the very end. I could not be prouder to be bringing this thriller to the big screen."-Kerry Washington

Some people are so good at making perfect look easy.

 

They call themselves the May Mothers-a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

 

When the group's members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn's history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie's very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.

 

Though none of the other members in the group is close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days after Midas goes missing, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.

 

Unfolding over the course of thirteen fraught days and culminating in an exquisite and unexpected twist, The Perfect Mother is the perfect book for our times-a nuanced and addictively readable story that exposes the truth of modern mothers' lives as it explores the power of an ideal that is based on a lie.

Review Quote*A most anticipated thriller of the season: Vanity Fair, Pop Sugar, Goodreads, The Cut A New York Post "Must-Read" A USA Today "Book You Won't  Want to Miss" An Indie Next Pick A Library Reads Pick
Review Quote*"An electrifying thriller-and a subtle, savvy skewering of the endless expectations of modern motherhood."
Review Quote*"Whip-smart.... Very much in the mold of recent best-sellers like The Girl on the Train and The Woman in the Window, but it's also a sharply drawn take on the cult of modern parenting and the particular pressure women face-from within and without-to pull it all off, flawlessly."
Review Quote*"A gripping page turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood, as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare. I could not be prouder to be bringing this thriller to the big screen."
Review Quote*"A desperate, thrilling mystery that you'll think you have all figured out- until you realize you don't."
Review Quote*"A riveting psychological thriller that takes a sharp, insightful look at motherhood, The Perfect Mother explores the pressures, the hopes, the fears, and the secrets between a group of friends who realize how little they know one another when a crisis strikes. A fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read-I loved it!"
Review Quote*"Molloy, a master of clever misdirection, deftly explores the expectations, insecurities, and endless judgement that accompany motherhood in this fast-paced thriller featuring a bevy of strong, smart, and realistically flawed women who, refreshingly, have each other's backs when it counts the most. Mesmerizing."
Review Quote*"For a charmed group of new moms, a girls' night out ends in one mother's worst nightmare. In twist after masterful twist, secrets and lies begin to unravel; The Perfect Mother is a tense and riveting page turner with an ending you won't see coming."
Review Quote*"Keeps readers guessing... bound to press familiar hot buttons and unnerve many readers."