The Perfect Mother
New motherhood is tough, but the May Mothers—whose babies share the same birth month—have each other. They swap mothering tips, confess insecurities, and commiserate about lost sleep in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. When one of the moms spearheads a girls’ night out, it sounds like a much-needed escape from the demands of new motherhood. But while the women drink in a local bar, one of the babies vanishes from his crib. The ensuing media frenzy brings secrets from their long-buried pasts come to light as the friends race against time to discover what happened—and if there’s any hope of saving the baby. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, Malloy drops another surprise in your lap. A fast-paced psychological thriller, soon to be a major motion picture starring Kerry Washington.
THE 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 want 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.