|Ohmm||Buckle Your Seatbelt|
I chose this book for my May pick for Book of the Month, and I am so glad I did. It arrived a few days before Mother’s Day, so I put my other books on hold so I could read it by the holiday.
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy is about a group of new mothers, called the May Mothers, who all gave birth in the same month. They meet in the neighborhood park a couple times each week and chat about their babies and birth stories.
A few months in, the group agrees to leave the babies at home to enjoy a ladies night out. Of course, things go awry and a baby goes missing.
The book follows the group of mothers, taking us into their lives as we try to solve the mystery of who took baby Midas.
“A gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood, as well as a mother’s absolute worst nightmare. I could not be prouder to be bringing this thriller to the big screen.” – Kerry Washington
The Perfect Mother touches on the issues all new moms encounter, like not being able to produce milk or the pressure to get back to work.
I was a little worried that I wouldn’t enjoy this book since I’m not a mother, but I was pleasantly surprised. Finding out that Kerry Washington will be in the movie adaptation was a key selling point for me.
This is definitely a fast-paced, exciting read. I loved the writing, too. Molloy’s style keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, guessing “who could it be?”
Is this your first time on Foghorn Review? We review books a little differently than your typical 5-star rating scale.