THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND 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 are looking for 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
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About the Author
Cristin Milioti is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her film and television credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, A to Z, and How I Met Your Mother. She originated the role of Girl in the Broadway hit musical Once, for which she won a Grammy Award and was nominated for a Tony Award.
A true 'page turner.'-- "B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author"
An electrifying thriller-and a subtle, savvy skewering of the endless expectations of modern motherhood.-- "People"
Whip-smart...It's also a sharply drawn take on the cult of modern parenting and the particular pressure women face-from within and without-to pull it all off, flawlessly.-- "Entertainment Weekly"
Keeps readers guessing...bound to press familiar hot buttons and unnerve many readers.-- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"
Will keep readers turning the pages, sending chills to mothers everywhere.-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
[Malloy's] clever narrative structure heightens tension and creates uncertainty while spotlighting the solitary struggles of motherhood.-- "Publishers Weekly"
A gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare...Keeps you guessing at every moment.-- "Kerry Washington, actress and producer"
A captivating and deeply insightful page-turner, The Perfect Mother is both a riveting mystery and a satisfyingly sharp social commentary about what it means to be a good mother.-- "Kimberly McCreight, author of Reconstructing Amelia"