Mother Knows Best

Mother Knows Best A Mother S Worst Nightmare, A Chance At Redemption, And A Deadly Secret That Haunts A Family Across The Generations There S Only Room For One Mother In This FamilyClaire Abrams S Dreams Became A Nightmare When She Passed On A Genetic Mutation That Killed Her Little Boy Now She Wants A Second Chance To Be A Mother, And Finds It In Robert Nash, A Maverick Fertility Doctor Who Works Under The Radar With Jillian Hendricks, A Cunning Young Scientist Bent On Making Her Mark And Seducing Her BossClaire, Robert, And Jillian Work Together To Create The World S First Baby With Three Genetic Parents An Unprecedented Feat That Could Eliminate Inherited Disease But When Word Of Their Illegal Experiment Leaks To The Wrong Person, Robert Escapes Into Hiding With The Now Pregnant Claire, Leaving Jillian To Serve Out A Prison Sentence That Destroys Her FutureTen Years Later, A Spunky Girl Named Abigail Begins To Understand That All Is Not Right With The Reclusive Man And Woman She Knows As Her Parents But The Family S Problems Are Only Beginning Jillian, Hardened By A Decade Of Jealousy And Loss, Has Returned And Nothing Will Stop Her From Reuniting With The Man And Daughter Who Should Have Been Hers Past, Present And Future Converge In A Mesmerizing Psychological Thriller From Acclaimed Bestselling Author Kira Peikoff Frankenbabies and Crazies Mother Knows Best is a psychological thriller about a controversial scientific experiment that involves genetically modifying an embryo to eliminate genetic mutations by creating a three parent baby After burying her 8 year old son who died of mitochondrial disease, Claire Abrams vows not to have another child She doesn t want to pass on the disease that killed so many in her family That is until she hears of Dr Robert Nash, who is experimenting with the possibility of eliminating genetic illness by creating a baby who has 3 genetic parents But this experiment spins out of control, destroying a once happy family Fast forward to 11 years after the experiment a psychopath is on the loose, and Claire might lose the child she fought so hard to conceive Mother Knows Best is a quick and easy read I found the idea of a genetically modified child with three parents intriguing When the scientific implications are pushed to the backburner, the novel becomes a generic thriller and loses the extra something that the beginning of the plot provides It gets a little convoluted, especially towards the end when things get way out of control Everything wraps up too easily and neatly for my taste This becomes less about science and about crazies, which, while entertaining, sacrifices the potential of the premise.I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. What an exciting, original psychological thriller You all know I love a good science fiction, and this book truly felt as such, since the science aspect is so well developed and explored While the ending does become a tad predictable, I don t feel like it took away from the overall enjoyment of the book, as the main focus is on what a brilliant concept the author has crafted Highly recommended to those who enjoy reads beyond the scope of reality or is it wink wink , and I am looking forward to from this author Full review to come closer to publication date Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy via NetGalley. 4 Stars Mother Knows Best is a story about a mother who did everything to have healthy children and did her best to protect them, no matter how they were created I went in blind and I suggest you do the same This is not really a mystery, at least it wasn t for me but it was a really good thriller I enjoyed it so much Told in multiple POV, 1st person It s a standalone novel well written, fast paced, a page turner with a satisfying ending, contains short chapters and alternates between Before and Now Overall, it was an enjoyable read and hope you like it as well Thanks to Kira Peikoff, Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for the advanced digital copy in exchange an honest review. I ll go ahead and bump this one up to 3.5 stars but it was a tough decision because I do have mixed feelings about this book It was a quick read that did hold my interest but it got too outlandish for my taste towards the end This might sound weird but if the author took away some of the psychological thriller aspects of the story and made this a straight up fiction book exploring ethical issues, I probably would have enjoyed it .Claire Abrams s son died due to a genetic mutation She wants another child but doesn t want to pass on the gene that killed her son That s where Dr Robert Nash and the scientist working under him, Jillian Hendricks, can offer some help They have figured out a way for Claire to carry a baby without passing along the deadly gene Essentially it would mean the child would have not just two genetic parents, but three They need to keep it under wraps though as this procedure is against the law Flash forward 10 years later and Claire s daughter Abigail has submitted a saliva sample to one of those ancestry DNA sites and well let s just say that opens up a gigantic can of worms The story alternates between the past and present day and follows a few of the key characters.The premise for this one was definitely intriguing and I was fascinated by all the ethical issues brought up in the story Unfortunately, such a big part of the story involves psychological thriller elements, and for me they fell flat I m not going to say you can figure exactly how the story will unfold but you can piece together enough so nothing in the end is all that shocking or surprising I preferred the first half of the book over the second because towards the end, the story goes a bit off the rails Although to be fair, over the top situations did create some unique dilemmas for some of the characters.Overall this was an okay read that in my opinion started off strong but started to go downhill after awhile.Thank you to the publisher and BookishFirst for sending me an advance copy in exchange for an honest review There s nothing I love than a good medical drama mixed with a psychological thriller and I enjoyed this one very much Claire and Ethan Abrams lost their first child Colton at eight years old from a degenerative disease caused by faulty mitochondria, the energy driving components of our cells They would dearly love to have another child but while Ethan is prepared to take a chance that another child would not be as badly affected, Claire doesn t think she could go through watching another child suffer and die As the genetic material in mitochondria is only passed on from the mother, she also knows she is responsible for passing on this disease When she hears of a team of IVF specialists working on an experimental new technique that involves transferring combining mitochondria from a healthy donor into an embryo known as three parent IVF she thinks that might be the answer to their prayers Although the technique is illegal and she knows her husband, a professor of bioethics, would never approve of it, she offers herself as a guinea pig to the IVF team However, just before her baby is due, news of what they have done is reported to the FDA, leading to the IVF team being charged and Claire fleeing into hiding The novel starts ten years later with Claire and her daughter Abby are still in hiding when Jillian Hendricks, the IVF scientist is released from jail and manages to find them She is bitter and twisted and has a plan for revenge and restitution of what should be hers on her mind A very original and twisty psychological thriller With thanks to Netgalley and Crooked Lane books for a digital ARC to read. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Claire Abram s dream turned into a nightmare when her beloved son, Colton, died at a young age due to a genetic DNA abnormality Although her husband, Ethan, is desperate to try again for another child, Claire is reluctant to pass on the defective gene to another child When Claire is introduced to cutting edge fertility Dr Robert Nash and his prot g Jillian Hendricks, she finally sees a glimmer of hope The pair have promised to help her and her husband have a child, without the genetic mutation that resulted in the death of her first son Although the method is technically illegal, Claire is so desperate she goes against her husband s coaxing and goes through with the procedure When her beautiful daughter Abby is born, Claire all too quickly realizes that there was involved in the fertility procedure than even she was told and now her life, and the life of her daughter, are at risk A scientific drama, Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff, takes the world genetic medication and turns it on its heels A desperate mother, a savvy doctor, and his manipulative yet brilliant research student, is all it takes to make this novel a suspenseful tale of secrets and lies Claire is an easy character to like, as we see her struggles after the loss of her son, her mental breakdown and finally her fight to regain her sanity and protect her family The story is told in alternate viewpoints from all of the female protagonists Claire, Jillian and Abby, and is told in chronological order which only deserves a mention because it is a process I have not seen in a while and I was starting to miss it Although thick with scientific language in parts, this story is addicting and entertaining Each chapter flows seamlessly into the next, and not once does the plot slow down The ending is expected and predictable, but not at all disappointing Mother Knows Best is a cutting edge story, one that is almost futuristic in its scientific advancements yet equally plausible and as a result, terrifying A creative novel with a captivating plot and dark, damaged characters, Mother Knows Best is a powerful story that will draw you in right from page one, and will keep you guessing throughout. What screams, tears out hair, bites off fingers, hits head into the wall How HOW THE HELL did I get accepted for an ARC of this walks into the ocean while staring at the horizon and drowns The end. A mother s worst nightmare, a chance at redemption, and a deadly secret that haunts a family across the generations There s only room for one mother in this family.Claire Abrams s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark and seducing her boss.Claire, Robert, and Jillian work together to create the world s first baby with three genetic parents an unprecedented feat that could eliminate inherited disease But when word of their illegal experiment leaks to the wrong person, Robert escapes into hiding with the now pregnant Claire, leaving Jillian to serve out a prison sentence that destroys her future.Ten years later, a spunky girl named Abigail begins to understand that all is not right with the reclusive man and woman she knows as her parents But the family s problems are only beginning Jillian, hardened by a decade of jealousy and loss, has returned and nothing will stop her from reuniting with the man and daughter who should have been hers Past, present and future converge in a mesmerizing psychological thriller from acclaimed bestselling author Kira Peikoff I received an ARC through NetGalley for an honest review Many thanks to Crooked Lane Books This novel gets a lot of points for originality Claire has a genetic disease that she passed on to her son, who died at 8 years old after spending his life ill and in a wheelchair With the help of a doctor and the mitochondria of a woman who doesn t have Claire s disease, she and her husband Ethan have the opportunity to have a healthy child that is still theirs, but with some help from extra DNA, meaning the child will have three parents, which is illegal The suspense of Claire and her new husband s life is good Claire essentially lives in hiding because her face was plastered everywhere when the story came out When Abby turns 11, she starts to get curious about her ancestry, and, as part of a class project, she and Claire agree to test their DNA What Claire has been keeping secret leaks out to the very worst person possible.I recommend this book I enjoyed it 4.5 stars rounded up.Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book, which RELEASES SEPTEMBER, 10, 2019 For reviews, please visit Easy and quick read Subject very interesting genetic engineering in humans Mother will do anything to protect her child and then the child grows up and wants some answers I enjoyed this fast past psychological thriller.Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Rating 5 starsTrigger Child mortalityShort review I wasn t planning to read this at all But after I got copy from netgalley, I gave cursory glance at opening chapter and I was hooked 5 hours later, I finished the entire book in single sitting Abby is unique child who shares not 2 but 3 parents DNA 2 Eggs taken and fused to perfection from 2 donors 2 mothers and 1 sperm 1 father created perfect embryo, past 8 months that frankenbaby is Abby Going back and forth, the book is divided into perfect balance including multiple POVs Review in image gif Recommended YesAftermath possible spoilers There was historical moment where few scientists created baby in a petri dish and even though at the time, it was an immoral experiment, nowadays IVF is one of the preferable methods for people who failed to conceive naturally One might think this experiment and success of IVF should be expanded and we choose all favorable genes for future generation creating perfect children for tomorrow where does this genetic modification end Is there any moral compass to measure the happiness a child brings to people who might have lost all the hopes It s not like this book actually delves into morality issue as the story is pretty fast pace without giving readers chance to think about it But you end up thinking the same after reading this book.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Mother Knows Best
  • Kira Peikoff
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 9781643850405