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
"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. Trying to unravel it all was difficult because the story is told via various (unreliable) points of view. At times it was difficult to tell where 1 character's thoughts began and another's ended. Things jumped from person to person but honestly, I felt that it added to the overall frantic pacing ...more
*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 group of first-time moms who’ve all delivered their babies in the month of May.
They trade parenting tips, share undiluted birthing stories, vent about their constant lack of sleep...nothing glaringly out of the ordinary here.
Until one of their babies goes missing during a much-needed girl’s night out.
The Perfect Mother: Try to do it all and chances are you will fail at something or feel like you’re failing even if you’re not. During the first and only night out at a local hot spot, the unthinkable happens when one of the “May Mothers’” infants goes missing. What follows is a well-plotted, fast-moving story focusing on how little these friends really know about each other. And, there is a lot that is unknown despite bonding over the significant stresses of new motherhood. This book will give ...more
Norma and I were lost in the sunny, grassy lush coulee with five of our Traveling Sisters reading The Perfect Mother and we really enjoyed our reading experience and discussion on this story.
The Perfect Mother is a fun, entertaining and engaging story with a bit of dark to it that had us feeling comfortable in our sunny, grassy coulee from any unsettling scenes from this story. We meet a group of Brooklyn new mothers all with their own secrets who meet regularly to support each other t ...more
This was a great thriller/mystery that kept me guessing “whodunit” all the way to the end. A mother’s group meets in the park in NYC every week in the months before their babies are born, and continues to do so after. The strength of Molloy’s writing is really in her characters. The rich relationships between the women/men and their partners really come off the page and grab you. But when tragedy strikes and one of their children is abducted, all of their worlds are turned upside down in a maels ...more
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. Whenever a novel has some sort of abduction or kidnapping theme, I’m all in. I eagerly try to use my amateur sleuthing skills to figure out the “who-dunnit” before it’s revealed. However, I am also pleasantly surprised when I’m completely stumped, as was the case in The Perfect Mother. I tend to look a littl ...more
With the perfect combination of thrills and shrills; The Perfect Mother not only entertains, but also provokes societal norms that we as a society deal with on a daily basis. The story surrounds a group of mothers (and one father) who call themselves the May Mothers. The May Mothers are all first-time parents who have not only aligned together for comradery, but for validation as well. This group leans on each other for support and complimentary banter. The group mainly centers around Francie, ...more
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 view including an unknown voice involved in the story.
Several women have formed a group that they are calling the May Mothers after the fact that they all met because they were all due to have their babies that May. After the births the ladies would get together to share stories of their children a ...more