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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy It started out as a Mommy Group, fragile friendships in the making. They seem like typical modern day mothers, reading all they can and trying to follow all of the new trends and ideas in having a healthy baby and caring for a newborn. They have concerns, they have guilt, they have fear and they all have secrets. And then baby Midas is abducted and the lives of the women in the group are turned upside down. Too many past histories become lies, and then betrayals, as the women become too focused on finding this missing child while letting their personal lives fall apart. The author did an excellent job of misdirection and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. The Perfect Mother is a must for fans of Big Little Lies.

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy ($27.99*, Harper), recommended by Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC.