20190806_191500.jpgWelcome to my stop on the Her Daughter’s Mother blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

She befriended the one woman she was never supposed to meet. Now she’s the key suspect in her disappearance. For fans of The Perfect Mother and The Wife Between Us comes a gripping psychological suspense debut about two strangers, one incredible connection, and the steep price of obsession.

Lana Stone has never considered herself a stalker–until the night she impulsively follows a familiar face through the streets of New York’s Upper West Side. Her target? The “anonymous” egg donor she’d selected through an agency, the one who’s making motherhood possible for her. Hungry to learn more about her, Lana plans only to watch her from a distance. But when circumstances bring them face-to-face, an unexpected friendship is born.

Katya, a student at Columbia, is the yin to Lana’s yang, an impulsive free spirit who lives life at the edge. And for pragmatic Lana, she’s a breath of fresh air and a welcome distraction from her painful breakup with her baby’s father. Then, just as suddenly as Katya entered Lana’s life, she disappears–and Lana might have been the last person to see her before she went missing. Determined to find out what became of the woman to whom she owes so much, Lana digs into Katya’s past, even as the police grow suspicious of her motives. But she’s unprepared for the secrets she unearths, and their power to change everything she thought she knew about those she loves best…

My Thoughts:

Lana Stone thought she was a normal person until she finds herself stalking Katya, a student at Columbia. 

Lana is stalking Katya, the anonymous egg donor who helped Lana to become a mom. Lana is desperate to learn more about her, so she finds herself following her. 

They end up face-to-face, and a friendship is formed. 

Katya is an edgy, hippie type. Lana has recently broken up with the baby’s father, and Katya brings comfort. All is going well until Katya goes missing, and Lana is the last person to see her. 

Lana is desperate again; this time to find out what has happened to Katya. As she digs, she finds secrets she never expected. 

I loved the characters! Katya and Lana were truly brought to life. All the characters were. I liked how infertility was handled sensitively. This one is a slower burn, and it takes some patience, but I felt the tension throughout. After Katya goes missing, the pacing picked up. 

Overall, Her Daughter’s Mother is a solid slow burning mystery-thriller, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Daniela Petrova grew up behind the Iron Curtain in Sofia, Bulgaria. She came to the US in her early twenties and earned a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. She is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship in Writing from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Her stories, poems and essays have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and Marie Claire. Her first novel, Her Daughter’s Mother, is forthcoming from Putnam in June 2019. She lives and writes in New York City.

Have you read Her Daughter’s Mother, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR