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Author: Aimee Molloy Narrator: Cristin Milioti Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 ISBN: 9780062847980
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A May 2018 LibraryReads Pick
  • An Indie Next List selection
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A People Pick of the Week

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About the Author

Aimee Molloy is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Perfect Mother and the coauthor of several nonfiction books.

About the Narrator

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.