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Release Date-January 14th 2020 
Publisher-Thomas & Mercer
Genre- Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-367 pages

She thought they wanted her baby. But they won’t stop there.

Roz is young, penniless and pregnant. All she wants is to be the perfect mother to her child, but the more she thinks about her own chaotic upbringing, the more certain she is that the best life for her baby is as far away as possible from her hometown in Ireland.

Determined to do the right thing, Roz joins an elite adoption service and can’t believe her luck. Within days she is jetting to New York to meet a celebrity power couple desperate for a child of their own. Sheridan and Daniel are wealthy and glamorous—everything Roz isn’t. Her baby will never go hungry, and will have every opportunity for the perfect life. But soon after Roz moves into their plush basement suite, she starts to suspect that something darker lurks beneath the glossy surface of their home.

When Roz discovers she isn’t the first person to move in with the couple, and that the previous woman has never been seen since, alarm bells start ringing. As the clock ticks down to her due date, Roz realises her unborn baby may be the only thing keeping her alive, and that despite her best intentions, she has walked them both into the perfect nightmare…

The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a good thriller with twists and turns, it was also an easy page-turner. Rosalind Foley 24 is broke and single she’s also pregnant. Sheridan Sinclair and Daniel Wilson are Hollywoods hottest power couple there also looking for a baby girl to pass off as there own as Sheridan is unable to have children herself. A perfect fit and when they are put in touch by an exclusive adoption and surrogacy website it seems like all Roz’s prayers for her child’s future have been answered. But be careful what you wish for whisked away to LA and put up in the couple’s basement flat Roz is a prisoner to Sheridan’s whims and strange moods. Told mostly in dual format this flips between Roz and Sheridan and the later best friend Dympna also takes a turn centre stage. This was suspenseful and managed to keep my attention effortlessly a thumbs up from me.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of The Perfect Mother.