First Line Fridays: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

I wake feverish. The skylight above me pulses with rain, and I spider my fingers across the sheets, remembering I’m alone. I close my eyes and find my way back to sleep, until I’m woken again, engulfed by a deep, sudden pain. I’ve been waking with a sick feeling every morning since he left, bu I know that away this is different.
Something’s wrong.”

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (2018, Harper Collins Publishers)

This book centres on a story that is every young mother’s nightmare – the kidnapping of her child. This was an intense read with some unexpected twists.

Would you keep reading?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books and her One Line Friday challenge.)

20 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

  1. My First Line is from A Reluctant Belle by Beth White:
    June, 1860
    Tree limbs slapped Joelle’s face as she ran through the woods behind the bathhouse.
    Loved this second book in the Daughtry House series.
    Happy reading!


  2. Hmm. As you say, that’s every mother’s nightmare, and I don’t know if I’d pick it up in the first place.

    I’m sharing from Sing a New Song by Candee Fick on my blog, which is a fun contemporary romance. I’ve just started reading Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky, which is set in England in 1909. Here’s the first line:

    “Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!”

    Its about the early days of aviation, and I’m enjoying it. Have a great weekend!


    1. These scary type thrillers are not everyone’s cup of tea. I do tend to switch up my choice of genres every now and then to prevent reading boredom 😀
      I love historical fiction and the first lines to this one sound promising.


  3. Hi Collins, I don’t know if I could read this book! I like sleeping at night, lol.

    Today I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Risking Love by Toni Shiloh.

    “Welcome to the Maple… Pit.”


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