Book Review: The Perfect Mother

Book: The Perfect Mother

Author: Aimee Molloy

Summary: 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 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 from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

When the group’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 Brooklyn’s 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 Winnie’s 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.

I’ve been on suuuuuuuuch a Adult Thriller kick lately and I can’t stop reading every book I can possibly find. After I finished The Woman in the Window, I knew I was going to have a new obsession. I seriously never thought I would be a huge fan of the genre since my favorites are typically Young Adult Fantasy, but I’m in looooooove.

This book was so good, although I have to say, I think I enjoyed it the most because I was listening to it on Audible. I’ve noticed that if I’m listening to the book, Thrillers are my iiiiisssshhhh. But when I try to read them on my Kindle, or even hardback, it’s so much harder for me to get into them. So, I would definitely 10/10 recommend this one on Audible!

The plot was a little jumbled, and it was a bit hard for me to keep up at some points, but I think because I was listening to it rather than reading it, it didn’t bother me as much as I’ve noticed others pointed out on Goodreads?

I will say the characters aren’t really memorable, I couldn’t name a single one to you right now, but then again I read this a few months ago…..

(I’m really backed up on reviews ever since I started my senior year, it’s baaaad. I’m sorry, but I’m catching up now pinky promise, okay? Okay.)

If you’re looking for a quick thriller, that’s a little predictable at times, but is still a really really fun read, I would 10000% recommend this book! I won’t say it’s as good as The Woman in the Window, but if you’re wanting to get your Thriller fix during this spoopy season, I definitely say pick this one up!

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