The Perfect Mother

Matthew Farrell

My daughter is gone. She’s been taken. I grip the phone so hard I think it might break, and try to focus on what they’re saying. I realise I’m not crying, even though I feel like I’ve been split in two. And then they say a name that makes my blood run cold…

Suddenly, my past and present collide. My heart pounds in my chest, memories flooding my head. I have to focus on my daughter, Nelle, but I can’t escape the panicked questions rushing in. How do they know about Betty? And what else do they know?

I picture Nelle’s beautiful green eyes and freckled cheeks, knowing that I have a choice to make. Just how far am I willing to go to protect my beloved family—and my secrets?

They give me an address in a tiny lake town upstate. I know another mother, a better mother, would call the police, but in seconds I’m driving as fast as I can away from my perfect white house with its perfect green lawn and the whole perfect life I’ve built since I last heard that name, my knuckles white on the steering wheel.

I’m terrified I’ll never see Nelle again. But I’ve been hiding behind my lies for twenty years. If the truth finally comes out, will my daughter ever forgive me? I don’t know. But I have to save her first to find out.

From bestselling author Matthew Farrell, this unbelievably twisty, unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing right up to the final page! Fans of Freida McFadden, My Lovely Wife and The Couple Next Door will be hooked.

What readers are saying about The Perfect Mother:

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Geez! What the heck did I just read?!… Crazy twists and turns! Some really crazy twists!!… Had me glued to my Kindle!” NetGalley reviewer

Put everything else on hold, this book will grab you by the throat from the first to the last page. A tour de force of a crime thriller… Brilliant, original… I devoured it in one sitting… Shocking and full of surprises… a MUST READ!!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, what a read!! From the first page, I was hooked. I didn’t want to put this down.” @phoebeisreading_, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A one-sit read. The kind of twisty, jet-fuelled thriller that explodes on page one and has you happily abandoning work, sleep, and life as you race to the stunning end.” NetGalley reviewer

The best book I’ve read this year… by a mile!!… Omg!… So many twists and turns that you absolutely do not see coming. My jaw was on the floor more than once! Original, shocking, fast-paced, suspenseful, tension-filled, jaw dropping… An amazing read that you won’t be able to put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Readers love Matthew Farrell!

Mind blowing! A must read!!!!!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Woah! This book was a crazy ride. I was absolutely hooked from the get-go and can honestly say I could never have predicted this ending… A true page-turning thriller that will keep you shocked until the very end.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book takes off from the first page and keeps a quick, suspenseful, and nail-biting pace throughout the whole novel! I thought I had it completely figured out and then BAM another unpredictable twist… the perfect book!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I was hooked from the first page! This book had me guessing the whole time… OMG!! I did not want to put this book down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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