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 Mothersa 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 groups 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 Brooklyns 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 Winnies 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....
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The Perfect Mother Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5 red herring filled stars!
I read The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy as a buddy read with Heather from @nature.books.and.coffee, Shannon from @givemeallthebooks, Emily from @book.happy, and Jamie from @beauty_andthebooks_ and I think it is safe to say that we all really enjoyed this thriller, and it was a complete binge read for almost all of us.
I didn’t really know what to think of this book as I was reading it, but then I got towards the end and WHAM, it changed the entire book for m ...more
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 up to be made into a movie, what a wonderful accomplishment for Ms. Molloy.
This novel is told from multiple points of view and I did have a little trouble at times keeping track of who was talking but that was probably just because I was reading too fast! The author also used a technique that worked v ...more
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As soon as I read the description for “The Perfect Mother” I immediately added it to my list of Most Anticipated Reads for 2018. The fact that it was already in production to be made into a major motion picture added to my intrigue. I couldn’t wait to read it.
The May Mothers are a group of mothers who gave birth in the same month. They joined the group online and eventually met in person. They met a couple of times a week an ...more
"Wanna know something?" Nell leans in and lifts the bottom of her shirt. "These are maternity pants. The baby is two months old, and I'm still wearing maternity pants."
This, folks, is reality. The soon-after-birth reality that visits the "May Mothers" (with little hatchlings all born in the month of May). Brooklyn's Prospect Park is the site for all to meet with their caravans of strollers and baby carriers. A place to embrace a once far distant sanity welcomed into this new state of chaos. Momm ...more
4.5/5 stars for this addictive, engaging read! Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2018/1...
This is a fantastic "popcorn read" - aka the kind of suspense novel you just want to binge on! Fans of Liane Moriarty and B.A. Paris will love this pacey, engrossing story of secrets, group dynamics, and interpersonal tension. Couple this with a cast of compelling female leads, and you've got a winner! Highly recommended for addictive, unputdownable spring reading.
This was a mixed bag for me for the following reasons:
- I'm not a fan of the confession monologue as a means to solve a crime
- I found it difficult to keep the characters straight and needed to jot notes down as I read.
- But I loved the focus on motherhood and how difficult it is to balance those first few months.
- I liked the focus on the part the media plays in sensationalizing crimes and their rush to judgement.
- loved the the "Nancy Grace" character who vilified the moms for having a drink ...more
In Brooklyn, a group of mothers to-be, all due in the month of May, coined “The May Mothers” start a meet-up, sharing stories and bonding over impending motherhood.
Being the perfect mother seems unattainable and yet these mothers strive for it. Receiving monthly emails about what to expect each month, exchanging messages with helpful suggestions, gaining support from each other whenever the need arises.
After their babies are a few months old, their bond deepens unexpectedly. Frannie, ...more
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 without answers while reading this, it was not until the end that I got my answers!!
I cannot imagine being alone and in labour, nobody to tell you everything will be okay!!! ->
As always my reviews only contains pieces of a book or chapter, please read the book yourself for more detailed info ...more