The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:38pm -- JGranatino

They called themselves the May Mothers, and they met regularly in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York seeking comfort in the company of other new mothers while helping each other get through the new mother jitters. In Molloy’s debut psychological thriller, The Perfect Mothers, the women plan an evening out on the town on July 4 at a local bar to get a much needed break from the demands of motherhood. All are eager to attend except Winnie, but she relinquishes when one of the others arranges child care for her six-month year old son, Midas. But by the evening’s end, Midas has been abducted from his crib, and the other mothers are shocked to learn not only of his disappearance, but also of the fact that Winnie is a former actress. With the realization that they really don’t know each other at all, the May Mothers find themselves in the midst of a police investigation with the press and the public circling like sharks vying for any news in the case.

 

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