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This month’s selections all looked great (they always do), but I am going to talk about The Perfect Mother.
❃ The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy: This book hooked me and hooked me quick! It was a quick read – perfect for the beach, and it kept me guessing right up until the last pages. I was SO SURE I knew how this would end (I don’t want to spoil it), but I was totally 100% wrong. There are a lot of characters to sort through (the May Mother’s isn’t a tiny group), but I didn’t find it confusing or hard to keep up with. I am VERY excited that this is being made into a movie and am looking forward to the release (no date has been set, but Kerry Washington is starring in it).
Synopsis (from BOTM)
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. An addictive psychological thriller, The Perfect Mother is soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal’s Kerry Washington.
Did you get Book of the Month this month? If so, what book(s) did you select? What genre is typically your favorite?
All May 2018 Options
May 2018 Book of the Month selections have been revealed! This month’s options are: