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Book 16- The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

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Book 16 review: 🖤🖤🖤🖤/5🖤. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
Length: 336 pages

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. 
My thoughts: I like to pride myself on figuring out book endings especially mysteries before the author reveals anything to us but this book had me guessing until the very end. I was so completely surprised by the kidnapper! I loved the mom friendships that were formed in this book and that they show a realness to motherhood that was refreshing to read about. I believe I also read that this is the author's first book and she did an amazing job! This is a must read if you like a tamer psychological thriller. Note: just maybe not a great idea to read it on Mother's Day like I did, lol🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️