The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

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
ISBN:9780062696793
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    The Perfect Mother Reviews

  • 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: http://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...

  • Dorie

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • Carrie

    The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy is a psychological thriller that easily will have readers on the edge of their seat as the story involves a missing infant. This one is told from multiple points of ...

  • Holly  B

    A clever page-turner!A mother’s group goes out for a fun get together at the local bar. Then one mom gets a call from the babysitter.I used to be in a mommy group and we would meet every week to sup...

  • Tucker

    In “The Perfect Mother” a group of expectant mothers gather frequently to discuss pregnancy and raising their newborns. These women were not previously acquainted, but soon find themselves forming...