The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother Review

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.

Title:The Perfect Mother

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Emily May

    I enjoyed this quite a lot. The Perfect Mother definitely has something of a Moriarty vibe (Liane, not Jim) but I personally found it better paced. I struggled with the slowness and tame domesticity o...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...As soon as I read the description for “The Perfect Mother” I immediately added it to my list of Most Anticipated Reads for 2...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister

    *3.6ish Stars*...because I’m annoyingly indecisive with ratings! “Mothers and babies. You’re everywhere. I hope you appreciate everything you have.” Meet The May Mothers: A newly-acquainted ...

  • Dorie  ** Traveling Sister**

    Finally a thriller that really delivers! Stayed up until 2:00 last night finishing this, I just had to know how it ended. It’s amazing that this is a debut novel and that it has already been picked ...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    Oh my! Now that was one twisty read!!The May Mothers – A group of new moms form a casual friendship, getting together to share their experiences and support one another. After all, they’re new par...

  • Diane S ?

    Books seem to be published according to trends. The one I've noticed lately are about groups of women, who have children or are expecting a child. I've read many of these in recent months with varying...

  • Crumb

    It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. One moment you have your baby, and in a blink of an eye, they’re gone, taken from you.When I read the plot summary for this book, I was instantly hooked. Whe...

  • Maddie

    What a NOT so perfect mother's read, as I think this is any new mothers greatest fear!! 🍁🍁🍁🍁I went into this book blind, and it was a story pulling me into a web of a lot of questions with...

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

    "This will be great. A few hours out. A slice of freedom...Nothing we'll regret. Just one drink." This story had me reading through the night. It was full of twists & turns and secrets & lies. Tryi...

  • Shannon

    I literally have no idea how I am going to write this review. I’ve had my eye on The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy for MONTHS. I saw this pretty little gem on edelweiss and was completely obsessed!...