The Playdate by Louise Millar

A single mom decides to return to work, inciting a chain of events that puts her daughter in jeopardy.

The Playdate felt like a great follow up to Gone Girl. It’s not that they are so similar in terms of plot or genre. But they both built great suspense from intimate relationships, and had plenty of twists and turns.

I also really loved the way the book dealt with the stresses faced by working moms in the creative sector. It’s so competitive and nobody cares about your personal troubles. And in order to be creative, you have to be able to separate emotionally and focus when you’re away from your kids. I really connected with Callie’s dilemma, and am really thankful for my husband, because I couldn’t do any of it without him.

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