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THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF THE SUMMER - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SCANDAL'S KERRY WASHINGTONAn 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.



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Aimee Molloy

Aimee Molloy's debut novel, The Perfect Mother, centers around a group of women whose lives become indelibly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. This thrilling novel is being adapted for the big screen by Kerry Washington, who hails it as: "a gripping page-turner that explores the pressures of modern motherhood as well as a mother's absolute worst nightmare." Inspired by her own experience as a young mother in Brooklyn, the novel brings to light issues that many women (and some men) face after their children are born - navigating expectations and expert advice around how "best" to raise an infant - in addition to managing one's career; maintaining a healthy, happy relationship with your partner; "getting back" your pre-baby body, etc. Early readers couldn't put it down, calling it: "a fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read" (Megan Miranda) ; "a true page turner!" (B.A. Paris) ; and "a riveting mystery" (Kimberly McCreight) . Harper will publish The Perfect Mother in May 2018.

Aimee is also the author of However Long the Night and the co-author of several works of non-fiction, including Jantsen's Gift, with Pam Cope. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Learn more at www.aimeemolloy.com.



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