My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Caroline Mitchell returns with an outstanding psychological thriller novel “The Perfect Mother” and one of the best reads I have read so far this year!
Young, jobless and penniless Roz finds herself in a very peculiar situation. Her secret one-night stand left Roz with a “little bundle of joy” on the way. Unfortunately, the occasion was not at all joyful. Having grown up in a broken home with an unfit mother, Roz makes a decision to protect her daughter from childhood she has experienced. With this idea in mind, the expecting mother joins an elite adoption agency, and with the luck of the Irish, she is matched with a “diamond” couple. With hopefull wishes for her child’s grand future, Roz boards the plane in her small town in Ireland and traves to a big and shiny NYC.
Upon her arrival in NY and meeting the “diamond” couple Sheridan and Daniel, Roz signs an adoption agreement. And just like in Cinderella’s story, Roz’s is whipped off her feet, settled into a luxury basement apartment, with a personal maid, gourmet cooked meals with all the best vitamins for her unborn child, exercises, medical staff, and equipment. But it doesn’t take long for Roz to realize that she is kept captive like a bird in a golden cage. And as weeks go by, Roz learns more and more of the couple’s gruesome secrets.
“The Perfect Mother” is great suspense that honestly pulled me in right from the start. The plot was great and I thought the story flowed well, it certainly had me guessing throughout trying to figure out how it would all end. Thank you, NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer publishers for a free and advanced copy of the book.