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The Perfect Mother

(2014)
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"In this fictionalized account of the Amanda Knox case, journalist Darnton asks the question any parent would dread: Is my child capable of murder?... A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit." - Kirkus Reviews

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 another 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.

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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Perfect Mother
Author(s): Nina Darnton
ISBN: 0-14-219673-8 / 978-0-14-219673-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Plume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Perfect Mother: A Novel
Author(s): Nina Darnton
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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