Risking It All (Paperback)

By Nina Darnton

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250075253, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

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In the tradition of Lisa Scottoline and Jodi Picoult comes a novel from critically-acclaimed author Nina Darnton about a woman who'll go to any lengths to become a mother.

When Marcia, a driven, successful editor in New York with a loving husband, finds she can't conceive a child, it rips the heart out of her seemingly-perfect life. Her desire to be a mother has become her obsession, and after trying and failing to become pregnant by every known method, she focuses all of her energy on her one remaining option: surrogacy. Her husband resists, and tries to convince her that they can be happy without a child; but faced with her unyielding determination, he relents, and reluctantly goes along with the idea. Everything looks good...until an unexpected tragedy occurs that changes their plans, their marriage, and their lives forever.

Praise for The Perfect Mother:

"A fast-paced thriller with the kind of emotional impact that transcends a simple whodunit." --Kirkus Reviews

"This haunting page-turner will keep you up all night and be long remembered after the last page has been read." --Mary Higgins Clark

About the Author

NINA DARNTON is the author of the critically acclaimed novels An African Affair and The Perfect Mother as well as Risking It All. She has written for The New York Times, Elle, House and Garden, Travel and Leisure, the New York Post, and Newsweek. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, an MS in Psychology from the New School of Social Research, and an MFA from Columbia University. Nina and her husband John Darnton have three children and five grandchildren and live in New York City and New Paltz, New York.