When circumstances bring Lana and her anonymous egg donor face-to-face, an unexpected friendship is born. Then, just as suddenly, the young woman vanishes—and Lana finds herself a key suspect in this “suspenseful, contemporary, and twisty thriller” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A gripping tale of the consequences of obsession”Publishers Weekly
“A consummate page-turner that also manages incredible layers of emotional depth.” CrimeReads
“Whoa! Talk about a doozy of a debut.” Mystery Scene
* Best Books of 2019: Debut FictionCrimeReads
* Best Beach Reads of 2019The New York Post
* Best Beach Reads of 2019Oprah Magazine











“Daniela Petrova’s debut novel is absolutely dreamy and suspenseful.”
O, The Oprah Magazine
“This is one of the year’s most provocative and eye-opening novels.”
“[An] impressive debut…a gripping tale of the consequences of obsession. Petrova is off to a promising start.”
Publishers Weekly 
“A thrilling suspense novel that asks important questions.”
Los Angeles Review of Books
“A dazzling plot; complex, unforgettable characters; and gorgeous prose that mines the dangerous depths of obsession.”
Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother 
“Taut pacing, relatable characters, and a twisty, surprising plot combine in this tense and poignant thriller. Secrets and obsession leave their mark in this unputdownable story—a remarkable debut.”
Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest
“A fun, unputdownable thriller…The premise is so clever and original, and Petrova totally delivers with juicy twists and characters with real emotional depth.” 
Entertainment Weekly 
“Secrets, obsession, lies, betrayals big and small—they’re all here in this expertly paced novel that will keep readers guessing right up until the very last page.”
Kathleen Barber, author of Are You Sleeping
“This moving, heartfelt thriller surprised me again and again…The turns of this story ratchet up the intrigue, making Her Daughter’s Mother one of the most gripping books I’ve read in years…A sure-footed, memorable debut.”
Erica Wright, author of Famous in Cedarville
Her Daughter’s Mother has all the hallmarks of great psychological suspense: a compelling mystery, a cast of intriguing and suspicious characters, and plenty of stunning surprises. But it is the journey of the novel’s protagonists–each trying to find family, connection, and redemption–that makes this page-turner a tender, moving story you won’t soon forget.”
Megan Collins, author of The Family Plot


The Best Books of 2019: Debut Fiction– CrimeReads

20 end-of-summer beach reads for 2019– NBC News

11 New Thrillers You May Not Have Read, But Should – BookBub

9 Spine-tingling Psychological Thrillers about Motherhood – BookRiot

12 Books to Read After Watching Big Little Lies – Entertainment Weekly

5 Thrillers to Read This Summer – Time Magazine

An Ethical Matreshka: On Daniela Petrova’s Her Daughter’s Mother – Los Angeles Review of Books

Review: Her Daughter’s Mother– The Big Thrill

Writers Corner Live, Episode 49– Writers Corner Live TV Show

The Best Book Covers of June– CrimeReads

June’s Best Debut Thrillers and Crime Novels– CrimeReads

Perceptive Plot Fuels Emotional ‘Her Daughter’s Mother’– Associated Press

Author Daniela Petrova On the Influences Behind Her NYC-set Debut– amNewYork

Daniela Petrova on Her Debut Novel Her Daughter’s Mother– ArtSake

12 June Books to Add to Your Reading List– InStyle

June 2019 Reads for The Rest of Us– Ms. Magazine

25 New Thrillers and Mysteries to Sink Your Teeth Into this Summer– Popsugar

June’s Best New Crime Novels and Thriller– CrimeReads

The ten best new books to read in June– HelloGiggles

There’s something for everyone on this summer’s reading list– The Uniontown Herald-Standard

The 25 Best Beach Reads of the Year So Far– O, The Oprah Magazine

The 25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-order Now– New York Post

The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer– CrimeReads

An Inconceivable Friendship: PW Talks with Daniela Petrova – Publishers Weekly 

The Best Psychological Thrillers to Add to Your TBR in 2019 – Book Riot 

Thrillers We Can’t Wait to Read in Spring 2019 – Read it Forward

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