The Perfect Mother

The Perfect Mother

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A group of new moms go to increasingly risky lengths to help one of their own when her six-week old baby is kidnapped and the traumatized mother is subjected to invasive questions.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062696793
Branch Call Number: F MOLLOY
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 24 cm


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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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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.

Sep 09, 2018

It felt like reading a parenting book. All those pages of reading mundane things about rashes, fevers and clogged ducts. I did not enjoy this book at all. I couldn't keep track of the characters either. Too many and not developed enough for me to care about them.

Aug 08, 2018

Book has too many characters and is slow moving. The basic concept is interesting, but the author could have made the book much more intriguing.

Aug 06, 2018

I didn't like this book at all, but still gave it 2 stars. (because I finished it). I just thought it was all just so unrealistic and there were too many characters and it just was not my thing.

BostonPL_DeniseD Aug 02, 2018

A night out---a few hours of fun. What could possibly go wrong? This unputdownable debut explores the pressures of motherhood as well as a mother's worst nightmare. When baby Midas goes missing, the May Mothers are on the case...with unexpected and unnerving results. If you are a new mother, beware!

Jul 16, 2018

This book was terrible to me. There was nonstop talk about babies and breastfeeding. I also felt there were too many characters, none of which I cared about. If I want to read a book so heavily focused on tips for new mothers; I'll go pick up a parenting manual.

Jul 02, 2018

Fabulous book. I couldn’t put it down. It’s a story about a group of new mothers and one of the babies is kidnaped. It then delves into the history of each of the mothers. Definitely worth the read and it won’t take you very long to finish it.

Jun 05, 2018

this was just on over all perfect blend of everything I was hoping for from this book. I loved a lot of the characters, saw great interaction between all of them. Defiantly a book worth your time and the cover is gorgeous

debwalker May 02, 2018

What happens to a group of mothers when one of their newborns goes missing.


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