The Perfect Mother: A Novel
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 nanother... show more
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 nanother 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.
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Received this book through the GoodReads First Reads giveaway program"She thought again of Emma, alone and scared in jail, and felt the already familiar ache. Being a mother is like being held hostage, she thought, with no prospect of release - even when your children are grown, probably even when t...
** I received this in a Goodreads “First Reads” giveaway ** Jennifer Lewis is so certain that everything in her life is perfect she is not even worried when the phone rings in the middle of the night. Regrettably for the Lewis family, the axiom holds true, and the phone call is very bad news. Thei...
The Perfect Mother: A Novel - Nina Darnton The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton is essentially a reworking of Defending Jacob with an Amanda Know twist. While Jennifer's daughter, Emma, is studying abroad in Spain, she is accused of a violent crime. As details of the crime emerge, Jennifer struggle...
What would you do if your daughter were half a world away and accused of murder? Could you be the perfect mother, supportive and believing, even when things don't add up? Read my review of this mystery/character study novel, here. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2014/11/18/a-mother-and-a-mystery/
By Nina DarntonISBN: 0142196738Publisher: Penguin/PlumePublication Date: 11/25/2014 Format: OtherMy Rating: 3 Stars A special thank you to PENGUIN GROUP Plume and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Perfect Mother by Nina Darnton, a dark novel primarily, based in Spain, in...