The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

eBook - 2018
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THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK 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. A night out. A few hours of fun. That's all it was meant to be. They call themselves the May Mothers—a group of new moms whose babies were born in the same month. Twice a week, they get together in Brooklyn's Prospect Park for some much-needed adult time. When the women go out for drinks at the hip neighborhood bar, they want a fun break from their daily routine. But on this hot Fourth of July night, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is taken from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but her fellow May Mothers insisted everything would be fine. Now he is missing. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed. Thirteen days. An unexpected twist. The Perfect Mother is a "true page turner." —B.A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2018.
ISBN: 9780062696816
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship before one of the babies is shatteringly abducted, subjecting his traumatized mother to invasive questions and prompting the others to go to increasingly risky lengths to ... Read More »


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Lizarella
Apr 06, 2020

This book had a lot of potential with little payoff. I found myself frequently rolling my eyes, particularly toward the implausible end.

ArapahoeJane Nov 22, 2019

I read the advance reader's edition, which came with a Vanity Fair prediction that it would "complete the informal suburban thriller trifecta that began with Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train." I didn't think this book lived up to the those two thrillers, though it was a good read.

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Robyngr
Aug 28, 2019

Awesome book! Looks of twists, very addictive!

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vanessao24
May 21, 2019

Eh?

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MHanover10
Feb 03, 2019

Lots of twist and secrets revealed. I did not see that ending coming. Very good psychological thriller.

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Havanacat
Dec 28, 2018

Plot. The short, sharp present tense contrasted with the backstory generates many questions about who is responsible.

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mrlogan120579
Dec 26, 2018

Easy to read but predictable.

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fperkin2
Nov 17, 2018

Although I have stuck with this book, I cannot recommend this book. It has been quite twisted in such a harmless way yet it seems to draw influence from Darcy Bell’s A Simple Favor. The books are not the same, but when reading one can see the similarities between characters and instances.
I skipped through the emails because they seemed disinteresting, and not related to the plot. The book will make you roll your eyes with its unbelievable plot. There are so many holes that one could toss a basketball through.
The main problem I had with this book was the consistent changing of locales around the city without giving the reader knowledge. One would read, and three sentences in, you would not know where the character was, or with whom. When I found out, I just gave this how convenient look as I read through those parts.
I just felt like the mystery part was watered down, and the twist was unoriginal, and unbelievable.

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kaylee_schipani
Nov 09, 2018

While there aren't many good reviews for this book, I found this story relatively interesting! While I wish they didn't save the big "ah ha" moment until the end of the story, I was definitely caught off guard by the ending and was glad I stuck it out and finished the novel. I agree that it was hard to keep track of the many members of the "mommy group" she would throw out there at random. However, that was something I was able to get past because it wasn't too important to the main story line. I liked overall mood the author let the book end on as well.

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KatG1983
Sep 28, 2018

The story seemed pretty formulaic, and without real depth. Too many characters that I got jumbled in my head and plot twists you see coming a mile away. I'd categorize this as a filler book .. it'll get you through the weekend, but you won't care to remember it by the time next Saturday rolls around.

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