The Mommy Clique

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Pub Date 1 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 2 Jun 2022

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Life in suburbia is typical and ordinary-just the same old same old. Only, not in this neighborhood. Here, the impressively large homes and pure green lawns hide a much darker reality that is far from mundane.

When Beth moves back to her hometown in Connecticut to care for her ailing mother, she is forced to confront not only the ghosts of her youth but the other mothers on her street. There is Elise, the queen bee, who determines the fate of everyone and is all-controlling. There is Kelly, Elise's sidekick and most sycophantic supporter, who secretly longs to have a voice and power of her own. There's Ronnie, the informer, who, with her intelligence and investigative skill, digs up dirt on the others in service to the queen. And then there's Gail, the wannabe, who is constantly striving to feel as important and valued as the others.

Looking for some mom friends, Beth seeks a place for herself within this mommy clique. Turns out they do have an available role for her: it's called the target.

Life in suburbia is typical and ordinary-just the same old same old. Only, not in this neighborhood. Here, the impressively large homes and pure green lawns hide a much darker reality that is far...


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Advance Praise

"""I loved just how well each woman is characterized and how their voice leaps from the page . . . the novel is funny, biting, and sometimes both in the same breath."" —Independent Book Review

""This book had me turning its pages so quickly . . . This book is fun, entertaining, and very humorous . . . Perfect for fans of the Mean Girls movies."" —Manhattan Book Review

""Altamirano's quick-witted dialogue and sarcastic humor keep you entertained all the way through . . . I genuinely can't remember the last time I had so much fun reading a book. Highly recommend."" —Pikasho Deka, Readers' Favorite *****

""A funny story that will have you laughing out loud in places . . . it will hold your attention right to the very last page."" ―Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers' Favorite *****

""A fresh look at the cliché of cliques and popularity, but also has a great theme on authenticity and what true friendship means. . . . An excellent and riveting read!"" ―Sherri Fulmer Moorer, Readers' Favorite *****

""A captivating novel that screamed high school shenanigans . . . I loved the plot and story."" ―Jennifer Ibiam, Readers' Favorite *****"

"""I loved just how well each woman is characterized and how their voice leaps from the page . . . the novel is funny, biting, and sometimes both in the same breath."" —Independent Book Review

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Not your average mom group story. This one focuses on the Moms as women and wives and slightly on the mom aspect. It brings into question the relationship women have with each other and how far some are willing to go to be liked by the “right” person.

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