Usually, when a book has adaptation deals before before its publication, you assume it will be good. In fact, exceptional, especially when Kerry Washington is involved. I was really excited that The Perfect Mother was part of Book of the Month's May selections. I've seen a few of my favourite Bookstagrammers post about it, and read positive reviews. So I will say that I seem to be in the minority here. I found this book to be the complete opposite of the genre it's been marketed to. It claims to be a "riveting", and "fast-paced" thriller, but I found that it ultimately fell short. I wouldn't categorize this as a thriller, nor fast-paced. The plot sounds intriguing, especially when a missing child is involved, and you're taken through the various character's point of view of what actually happened that night. I had a difficult time keeping track of the assortment of mom's, and found their storylines weren't clearly separated. I didn't connect to any of them, which often has me losing interest quite quickly. When I finally did get to what happened to baby Midas, I just didn't care. I have a feeling the movie will be better then the book (first time I've ever said this), because the storyline is appealing.
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