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
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! I knew I had to read it. Then, to find out The Perfect Mother is going to be a movie with Kerry Washington? Um, SOLD. Though, I am seriously wondering how they will do this book justice.
So, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I signed up for babycenter.com. It is a website with facts about your gro ...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
This book really should come with a WARNING! Do not even think about picking it up if you have any work, chores, kids, pets or other things demanding your attention any time soon, because it is utterly addictive and un-putdownable. Luckily I read it on my day off, or I doubt I could have gone to work without having to have the book surgically removed from my hands. As it was, I got nothing done until I could find out what was going on, and had to come up with some pretty inventive excuses as to ...more
EXCERPT: Why? Why did she do that? Hadn't she learned her lesson? One impulsive decision can destroy an entire life. If anyone should know that, it's her.
ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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 fro ...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
Now, this is how you do a psychological thriller!
I'm in awe that this wonderfully done novel was Molloy's debut! Hearing that this book has been picked up by Kerry Washington for a film that she will also be starring in was definitely a factor in me picking this up 4 months before pub date (along with that stunning cover). The plot intrigued me, a mommy group formed online meets at a bar for a night out and something goes horribly wrong. Color me intrigued. I thought I had this figured out so m ...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
The Perfect Mother follows a group of women who call themselves the May Mothers. They had babies due in May and started meeting together as a 'mommy group' when they were only pregnant. Now they all have babies that are only a little over a month old.
When the group decides that one of their own, Winnie, is in dire need of a night out, they plan a girls night at a local bar to have some adult time without the infants. But the night does not go as planned. Soon the babysitter at Winnie's house no ...more