Clients: The Perfect Mother

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

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  • Questions for Douglas Kennedy, author of “Five Days”

    In anticipation of the November 25 release of my novel, The Perfect Mother, I had the opportunity to pick the brain of bestselling author, Douglas Kennedy. Here’s what he divulged on the art of noveling, his trademark heroines, and the circumstances that keep us tethered to our own unhappiness. Five Days is his latest novel. Five Days centers around… Read more »

  • Questions for William Landay, author of “Defending Jacob”

    Your book, Defending Jacob, features a father who will do anything to save his son. My book, The Perfect Mother portrays a mother who will do anything to save her daughter. Both parents ignore whatever clues they don’t want to see. And in both cases, the spouse is more suspicious. Do you think it’s a… Read more »

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Nina Darnton is a former staff writer for Newsweek and a former frequent contributor for the New York Times. As a freelancer, she has written for several news outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, More and Elle. She has also contributed on-air essays for the PBS NewsHour and covered the Polish Solidarity movement for National Public Radio. She published An African Affair in 2011, based on her five years living in Africa. This is her second novel. She's married to celebrated New York Times reporter and bestselling novelist John Darnton. She lives in New York City.Nina Darnton lived in Africa for five years, two of them in Lagos. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and NPR and a staff writer for Newsweek. She lives with her husband, the novelist John Darnton, in New York.