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
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
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 of Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and Truly Madly Guilty, though I enjoyed the HBO adaptation of Big Little Lies. I would say that this book is more like the latter. It's predominantly about women and the relationships between them, with the thriller aspect of a missing baby providing the stage on w ...more
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 parents…with lots of questions.
When the ladies plan an evening out without their babies in tow, no one could imagine the consequences of that innocent rendezvous.
There is a definite rhythm to this book, though it took me nearly half-way in to find the pace. I struggled a bit keeping a few of the character ...more
3.5 stars, rounded up
This is one of those books that works to confuse you. With constantly switching perspectives, it’s not an easy story to figure out. Think Big, Little Lies with all the swirling confusion. If you like that style, you’ll like this.
A group of new mothers opt for a night out and during that time, one of their babies goes missing. They don’t know each other well. These aren’t long time friends, they all met through a website for new parents in Brooklyn and bonded because their d ...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
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
3 I know why not more stars
I know many of my book friends really liked this book and found it to be quite a thriller. However, for me it was just ok. I didn't really feel much about the characters although I do so remember new mommy angst with all its problems and the overwhelming questions that seems to plague new moms. Am I doing this right? Do I need everything to be perfect? I need to have a strict schedule and of course I must breast feel right?
I do think for that aspect, the book was pret ...more
I wanted to like The Perfect Mother. NO! I wanted to love it. This book seemed so promising a story about a mommy group entitled the May Mother's for the very obvious fact that they all gave birth in May. Decide to go out a few short months after their babies are born to blow off steam, let their hair down, and have one (or quite a few) drinks. BUT (I know there is always a but) the outing takes a dark turn when one of the Mother's returns home to an empty cradle.
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