The book was pretty good. Some parts could have been left out, but it was still a good book. I loved the ending.
Every mother‘s worst nightmare. This book touches on all the new mom guilt!
I see that I‘m in the minority, but I didn‘t care for it. I found the behavior of the characters to be preposterous. A couple of them (especially one!) become so obsessed with the mother of the kidnapped baby that it crosses over into disturbing. The ending felt very contrived (to me, anyway). Glad if you liked it, though! 😁
I really SHOULD be spending Sunday with the above but I prefer not to. Getting sucked into this one instead. It‘s a good palette cleanser thus far.
Life‘s too short to worry about cleaning clothes you won‘t be able to wear for a few more weeks anyway.
A very quick read, fast-paced whodunit revolving around a group of new mothers and a missing baby. I liked some of the new motherhood fears that were explored, and felt that the author did a nice job of portraying sleep deprivation, postpartum depression, mom guilt, and “mommy brain.” There were many convenient plot points and some threads left unfinished but the final twist was a surprise that I didn‘t see coming. An enjoyable quick read for me.
While this did hold my attention well enough to finish it in two days, I ended up being pretty underwhelmed. The characters all behave so ridiculously and seem not to have two shreds of common sense amongst them. I didn‘t mind the multi-POV structure like some people did, but it did make the story feel a bit meandering. And the reveal was a total cliché and had the stupid “villain helpfully explains their villainy to everyone” trope. Meh. 2/5 ⭐️
Proposed subtitle for the paperback edition: “A bunch of women make the absolute worst and most inane decisions at every possible opportunity.” I mean, the story is holding my attention and all, but sweet jumping Jesus, these chicks need help.
From the synopsis and reviews, this might end up being one of those dime-a-dozen woman-penned not-very-thrilling thrillers...and the blurb on the front is from an author I‘ve read one book from which I really disliked...BUT! I‘ll still give it a try because you just never know... #nowreading
A group of mothers meet to share experiences and help one another in a mom support group. When one of their babies is taken during their first ever night out at a local bar, everyone is suspect.
Told from various points of view with lots of insight into the mothers‘ stories, I couldn‘t put this one down. I also did not see that ending coming!
Definitely recommend to fans of thrillers and those who like Liane Moriarty‘s style of writing.
Currently reading and maybe I‘m too new as a mom but so far a lot of the judgmental stuff it touches on is very fresh. I don‘t breastfeed and I did have to go back to work after 7 weeks and I feel terrible about it all.
How funny that this was the May BOTM and the group of women in the book is called the May Mothers. This was a good read. Fast paced, but at the same time all the details coming to light slowly. My theory was correct in the end, but I did initially make the mistake of falling for the author‘s tricks. Tenth read of 2019 done!
One of the good things about this heat wave is that it's too hot to do anything other than read! I couldn't sleep last night, so managed to finish this one.
I really enjoyed it. I actually didn't see the twist coming at all! I was completely done with Francie by the end though. Is it good writing when the author can make a character so irritating??
Rating: 3/5 Stars
I loved the concept of a mommy group and seeing the main characters go through the adjustment period of adding a baby into the family. However, when it came to the thriller part, it fell flat and the plot twist didn‘t wow me. But, I did love Colette, Francie, and Nell.
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Fast paced #audiobook I especially enjoy multiple POV in audio format. Not utterly disturbing but not just fluffy either. Interesting way to look at (without overly trying to comment on) the pressure on moms and women in general. Not entirely expected twist. Enjoyed the characters, especially Nell.
This was a satisfying read- skillfully skirts that tricky mystery/thriller line of not too disturbing but also not too expected. It‘s done in limited 1st person, but from multiple perspectives, and with no external narrator. A tricky proposition, but one that works surprisingly well here, as all the inherent pitfalls of that structure actually help to build suspense and uncertainty which are desirable parts of this reading experience.
Just read the first three chapters and I‘m having the strongest sense of dejavu. Anyone else ever feel equally sure that they‘ve read something before and that that‘s impossible? This has only been out for 6 months so I‘m sure I‘d remember reading the beginning of this. I wonder if there‘s a short story out there with the same setup...
A difficult read for any parent, really. A newborn is taken while his mother is out for the night - the mothers group she‘s a part of has persuaded her to leave the child w a babysitter for the first time and take a break. The beauty of this book is in the portrayal of new motherhood - the constant worrying that you‘re not doing things right, the isolation, the fear of being judged, the loss of identity.
This one was ok. A group of NY moms who dubbed themselves The May Mothers all decide to go out one night and have fun kid free. During the night one of the babies is taken from his crib. The book isn‘t bad but I didn‘t seem to click with any of the characters. It‘s a solid so so for me.
It took me a few chapters to get into this book, but once I was hooked it was hard to put down. I felt angry for parts of the book, and other parts made me feel anxious (especially when I was babysitting my nephew and his monitor was in front of me while reading).
🌟🌟🌟🌟 (4 stars)
I really liked this book. It was fast paced and kept me interested from beginning to end. I like how it touches on the topic of the pressure new mothers feel to be perfect. I love how it shows the friendships that can be made for new moms. I highly recommend this book. The audiobook was great!
This one was so good. I loved that the story revolves around moms of a birth month, mom group as these seem more and more popular. (I‘m actually a part of a mom group like this as well!) The story is multilayered and reveals littles gems throughout that really make this story so engrossing. I look forward to reading more stories by this author.
In anticipation of the upcoming movie, I completed this book. Great read! Intriguing plot and such a realistic look at the emotions of new mothers. #booktomovie