The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy was published on May 1st, 2018 by Harper Collins and is a mystery thriller. Vanity Fair calls it one of the most anticipated books of the summer. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington.
An addictive psychological thriller about a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing.
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 abducted 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 are 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 that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.
About the author: Aimee Molloy has collaborated on seven books, including Maziar Bahari’s Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival and Pam Cope’s Jantsen’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Goodreads – Amazon
My thoughts: The Perfect Mother is a thrilling read that is sure to keep you up at night! I could not put this novel down! I stayed up all night to finish reading and could not read fast enough. From the beginning, you will be drawn into a world and story unlike any other. A story that is full of suspense and drama with unexpected twists and turns along the way. A real page-turner and will stay with you long after reading! I highly recommend The Perfect Mother to anyone who loves a suspenseful thriller! ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**