THE PERFECT BEACH READ: With its relatable voice, nonstop plot twists, and thought-provoking exploration of fertility and family, HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER is an ideal summer read.
MOTHERHOOD BOOKS ARE HOT, HOT, HOT: The success of The Perfect Mother and Big Little Lies demonstrates the public’s insatiable appetite for novels about moms—and the secrets they keep from those they love best. Petrova gives a unique spin to a timeless topic by focusing her storyline on infertility and the lengths a woman will go to in order to become a mother. Her real-life experience with fertility treatments informs her characters and adds emotional resonance to her suspense-filled novel.
WELL-CONNECTED AUTHOR: Petrova’s articles, features, and stories have been published in a wide variety of prestigious newspapers, literary journals, anthologies, magazines, and online publications. Extremely well-connected in the literary world, her mentors and supporters include Curtis Sittenfeld and Anthony Doerr. Formerly married to The Perfect Storm author Sebastian Junger, Petrova got the idea for HER DAUGHTER’S MOTHER from the couple’s own experience with infertility, which she documented in widely read articles in national women’s magazines.
Praise for Her Daughter’s Mother:
“[An] impressive debut…burning questions will keep readers on the edge of their seats…a gripping tale of the consequences of obsession. Petrova is off to a promising start.”—Publishers Weekly
“Petrova has written a consummate page-turner that also manages incredible layers of emotional depth. This is one of the year’s most provocative and eye-opening novels.”—Crime Reads
“Taut pacing, relatable characters, and a twisty, surprising plot combine in this tense and poignant thriller. Secrets and obsession leave their mark in this unputdownable story—a remarkable debut.”
—Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest
“Captivating and powerful, Her Daughter’s Mother is both a thought-provoking story about the ethical gray area one woman stumbles into on her quest for motherhood, and a twisty thriller about another woman’s abrupt disappearance. Secrets, obsession, lies, betrayals big and small—they’re all here in this expertly paced novel that will keep readers guessing right up until the very last page.”—Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping
“This moving, heartfelt thriller surprised me again and again. Lana’s journey to becoming a mother is poignant and suspenseful, even without the added element of her egg donor’s disappearance. The turns of this story ratchet up the intrigue, making Her Daughter’s Mother one of the most gripping books I’ve read in years…A sure-footed, memorable debut.”—Erica Wright, author of The Blue Kingfisher
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