Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff – A mother’s worst nightmare, a chance at redemption, and a deadly secret that haunts a family across the generations. There’s only room for one mother in this family.
Claire Abrams’s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark—and seducing her boss.
Claire, Robert, and Jillian work together to create the world’s first baby with three genetic parents—an unprecedented feat that could eliminate inherited disease. But when word of their illegal experiment leaks to the wrong person, Robert escapes into hiding with the now-pregnant Claire, leaving Jillian to serve out a prison sentence that destroys her future.
Ten years later, a spunky girl named Abigail begins to understand that all is not right with the reclusive man and woman she knows as her parents. But the family’s problems are only beginning. Jillian, hardened by a decade of jealousy and loss, has returned—and nothing will stop her from reuniting with the man and daughter who should have been hers. Past, present—and future converge in a mesmerizing psychological thriller from acclaimed bestselling author Kira Peikoff.
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (September 10, 2019)
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Genre: Medical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery
About the author: Kira Peikoff is the author of Living Proof, No Time to Die, and Die Again Tomorrow. She has a degree in journalism from New York University and a master’s in bioethics from Columbia. By day, she is the editor-in-chief of leapsmag.com, a digital magazine about innovation and ethics in the life sciences. She has also contributed articles to the science section of the New York Times, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Nautilus, Slate, Cosmopolitan.com, and other mainstream media outlets. Peikoff is a proud member of The Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and young son.
Review of Mother Knows Best
Mother Knows Best is a captivating psychological thriller that draws you in from the beginning. A fast-paced science fiction read that is fresh and original. Mother Knows Best will keep you on the edge of your seat until the surprise ending that you will never see coming. Peikoff creates a world that is realistic and oddly relatable in many ways with characters that are well-developed. As past secrets come to light you will be surprised at what lengths a mother will do to protect her own. I highly recommend Mother Knows Best for anyone who loves a spine chilling thriller with unexpected twists and turns. ** 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.**