"In this fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case, journalist Darnton asks the question any parent would dread: Is my child capable of murder?... A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit."—Kirkus Reviews When an American exchange student is accused of murder, her mother will stop at nothing to save her. A midnight phone call shatters Jennifer Lewis’s carefully orchestrated life. Her daughter, Emma, who’s studying abroad in Spain, has been arrested after the brutal murder of another student. Jennifer rushes to her side, certain the arrest is a terrible mistake and determined to do whatever is necessary to bring Emma home. But as she begins to investigate the crime, she starts to wonder whether she ever really knew her daughter. The police charge Emma, and the press leaps on the story, exaggerating every sordid detail. One by one, Emma’s defense team, her father, and finally even Jennifer begin to have doubts. A novel of harrowing emotional suspense, The Perfect Mother probes the dark side of parenthood and the complicated bond between mothers and daughters. From the Trade Paperback edition.
***Don't miss this instant New York Times bestseller*** Soon to be a major motion picture starring Scandal's Kerry Washington. 'Wonderfully nuanced and compulsively readable' KERRY WASHINGTON 'Thrilling . . . you'll think you have all figured out - until you realise you don't' MARIE CLAIRE 'An electrifying thriller' PEOPLE, BOOK OF THE WEEK * * * We all want different things. Francie wants to be the perfect mother. Nell wants to escape the past. Collette wants to spend more time with her family. All Winnie wants is to have her baby back. When Nell suggests a night out in Brooklyn to her new mums' club, the others jump at the chance. But the evening takes a tragic turn when Winnie learns that her six-week-old son Midas has been kidnapped. As the investigation hits a dead end, Nell, Collette and Francie make it their mission to succeed where the police are failing. But as Winnie and those around her come under scrutiny from the media, damaging secrets come to light and friendships are pushed to the limit. Because people will do almost anything to protect the ones they love . . . * * * 'A true page turner!' B.A. PARIS, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BREAKDOWN AND BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 'A fast-paced, twisty, engrossing read - I loved it!' MEGAN MIRANDA, AUTHOR OF ALL THE MISSING GIRLS
What really goes on behind closed doors? Catriona has the life she’s always dreamed of: a loving husband, a delightful step-daughter and her own precious little girl, Daisy. When Daisy begins to feel poorly, Catriona seeks help and, in doing so, is forced to look to the past and her own dark and fractured childhood.
As a child of a poor family in the Deep South, Jessica promised that she would want for nothing and her own family would never sacrifice. With unwavering determination, she and her college sweetheart, William, set out to do just that. As their dreams become reality, this seemingly perfect life is shattered by murder. Jessica struggles to understand the unraveling of her dreams, while being the loving mother to her three children, and ensuring their happiness and needs are met, no matter the cost. William's death, though, sets a series of tragic events into motion that crosses two states over the next decade. A trail of manipulation, arson, deception, and murder shocks and alienates those closest to her. With creditors knocking at the door and persistent detectives seeking answers, desperation and suspicions mount. As the life her family knows becomes increasingly threatened, Jessica will stop at nothing to regain her control. Inspired by true events, how will this mother staring back from the mirror protect herself and the life she built for her family?
His daughter deserves the best Police chief John "Mac" McAndrews is on a mission to find the perfect mother for his daughter. Someone who will stay home, welcome his child after school and bake cookies. Obviously, Holly Hoffman is not that woman. She's still as feisty, independent and headstrong as she'd been when they were teenagers. And she's just spent every last dime opening the Wildflower coffee bar. Mac would never ask her to give up her brand-new business. Still, he can't help dropping by the shop whenever he gets the chance, fanning old flames he should be dousing instead.
Everyone says Kathleen Monroe is perfect--the perfect wife, the perfect hostess, the perfect mother. But after a lifetime of practice, Kathleen is beginning to wonder if perfectionism is a good thing. After all, it didn't help her marriage and might just have led to her daughter's illness. And if those aren't enough reasons for her to doubt her priorities, then meeting Logan Carr should be. Logan's great. He's kind, patient and nothing like her first husband. But to Kathleen, he's far from perfect....
Lill Hodsden was a monster. She rode roughshod over her daughter, wiped her feet on her husband, blackmailed her lovers, and smothered her sons with a mother’s love that left them screaming out for freedom. Lill set the hackles rising all over Todmarsh, the little South Coast town she queened over. She was just asking to be done in. When Lill was found garrotted on Thursday, on the way home from one of her boyfriends’, the case was wide open, and half Todmarsh would have regarded the murderer as a civic benefactor. Inspector McHale, on his first murder case, is a man who values intelligence, particularly his own. He is convinced he is going to discover the killer. But is he going to discover the right one?
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