Book Review for THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy


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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An absolutely addictive read with tons of secrets, tension, and the heartbreaking emotions of a mother dealing with the abduction of her child.

THE PERFECT MOTHER is one of those books you sit down to read and don’t get back up until you are finished. At its core, it is a book about what happens when a terrible event takes place and how those related to the crime deal with it. There are juicy secrets, well crafted lies, and a whole lot of honesty about being a mother.

Book Review for THE PERFECT MOTHER by Aimee Molloy

Here is the thing about this book. It is not just about the kidnapping. In fact, I would dare to say that the abduction of Midas is secondary to the lives these mothers lead. The author carefully constructs each of the women’s stories in a way that makes them relatable. Make no mistake, The May Mothers are getting pulled from all angles and constantly told what the “correct” thing to do is. Each will deal with it in their own way, but it is how they all react and interact that makes the book so good.

This fast-paced domestic thriller is completely binge-worthy. I hate to say a beach read, but if you are looking for something to dive into on an upcoming vacation, this is the book to read. It has just the right amount of deception and suspense to get a reader hooked.

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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. 

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About the Author: Aimee Molloy has collaborated on seven books, including Maziar Bahari's Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival and Pam Cope's Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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Book Details:

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper (May 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062696793
ISBN-13: 978-0062696793

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