On Sale: May 1, 2018
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Thriller Psychological | Women's Fiction
They call themselves the May Mothersâ€”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 from the isolation of new motherhood;
sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-
When the groupâ€™s 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
Brooklynâ€™s history, 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 the May Mothers insisted that everything
would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking
disturbing questions, and Winnieâ€™s very private life has
become fodder for a ravenous media.
Though none of the other members in the group is 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 after Midas goes missing, damaging
secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships
are formed and fractured.
Unfolding over the course of thirteen fraught days and
culminating in an exquisite and unexpected twist, The
Perfect Mother is the perfect book for our timesâ€”a nuanced
and addictively readable story that exposes the truth of
modern mothersâ€™ lives as it explores the power of an ideal
that is based on a lie.
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