Like Mother, Like Daughter

A novel

Author Kimberly McCreight On Tour
From the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia: A daughter races to uncover her mother's secret life in the wake of her disappearance in this "breathless, shocking thriller." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“Deeply satisfying”—Angie Kim • “Gripping and bingeable."—Ana Reyes • “As suspenseful as it is thought-provoking."—Greer Hendricks


When Cleo, a student at NYU, arrives late for dinner at her childhood home in Brooklyn, she finds food burning in the oven and no sign of her mother, Kat. Then Cleo discovers her mom’s bloody shoe under the sofa. Something terrible has happened.

But what? The polar opposite of Cleo, whose “out of control” emotions and “unsafe” behavior have created a seemingly unbridgeable rift between mother and daughter, Kat is the essence of Park Slope perfection: a happily married, successful corporate lawyer. Or so Cleo thinks.

Kat has been lying. She’s not just a lawyer; she’s her firm’s fixer. She’s damn good at it, too. Growing up in a dangerous group home taught her how to think fast, stay calm under pressure, and recognize a real threat when she sees one. And in the days leading up her disappearance, Kat has become aware of multiple threats: demands for money from her unfaithful soon-to-be ex-husband; evidence that Cleo has slipped back into a relationship that’s far riskier than she understands; and menacing anonymous messages from her past—all of which she’s kept hidden from Cleo . . . 

Like Mother, Like Daughter is a thrilling novel of emotional suspense that questions the damaging fictions we cling to and the hard truths we avoid. Above all, it’s a love story between a mother and a daughter, each determined to save the other before it’s too late.
“Gripping and bingeable, Like Mother, Like Daughter revolves around a realistically complex relationship between a mother and her estranged daughter. I rooted for Cleo and Kat as they raced to save each other from menacing exes, a tragic past, and a dangerous present. I had plenty of theories reading it yet the ending caught me totally off guard!”
—Ana Reyes, New York Times best-selling author of The House in the Pines

“The love between a mother and a child is ostensibly fierce—but how far would you actually go to protect your daughter? McCreight’s latest explores motherhood in all its complexities—wrapped up in a breathless, shocking thriller I could not put down.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“A deeply satisfying nail-biter that is, at its heart, a beautiful love story of a mother and a daughter who must dig through each other’s secrets to find true connection and save each other. I couldn’t put it down.”
Angie Kim, international best-selling author of Miracle Creek and Happiness Falls

“Both hauntingly suspenseful and deeply moving, Like Mother, Like Daughter explores the complex relationships within a family, and the bonds that endure, above all. A tense and twisting tale that will leave you wondering which is more dangerous: the lies, or the truth?" 
—Megan Miranda, New York Times best-selling author of The Only Survivors

"I am a huge fan of Kimberly McCreight’s books and she has done it again. A gripping thriller that explores the challenging complexities of the mother-daughter relationship and the immense pressure that society puts on mothers to do and be all things, Like Mother, Like Daughter is as suspenseful as it is thought-provoking. I couldn’t put it down."
Greer Hendricks, best-selling co-author of
The Wife Between Us


"Once again, Kimberly McCreight has assembled a dizzyingly delicious page turner. But Like Mother, Like Daughter isn’t just a twisty mystery; it’s also an exploration of the family dynamics that we can’t quite quit, no matter how hard we might try. Perfect for the beach or the book club!”
Janelle Brown, New York Times best-selling author of I’ll Be You and Pretty Things

“Like Mother, Like Daughter
is a stunning thriller, perfectly capturing the naked vulnerability and open wounds that result from being someone's mother and someone's daughter. Within the hairpin twists and turns of McCreight's writing is a cathartic story of maternal love where mothers are never martyrs, they're fighters.”
Chandler Baker, New York Times best-selling author of Whisper Network

"In Like Mother, Like Daughter, the sacred yet fraught bond between Katrina and Cleo is tested as they are challenged by interlopers, the pain of the past and the revelation of long-buried secrets. Kimberly McCreight takes the reader on a roller coaster of thrilling twists and wild turns. Brava!"
—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times best-selling author of The Good Left Undone


“Captivating. . . . Clever red herrings add to the suspense, and McCreight weaves in moving insights about intergenerational trauma as she orchestrates the plot to its satisfying conclusion. . . . This should please McCreight’s existing fans and win her new ones."
Publishers Weekly

“McCreight expertly shifts time frames and points of view between mother and daughter and brings in a cast of vivid supporting characters. . . . [A] keenly plotted and magnetizing tale of strong women seeking truth and justice and the demands and joys of mother-daughter relationships.”
Booklist

“Intense, thought-provoking and completely unputdownable.”
BookPage
© Nina Shubin
KIMBERLY McCREIGHT is the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia, Where They Found Her, A Good Marriage, and Friends Like These, as well as a young adult trilogy, The Outliers. She's been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Alex awards, and her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Brooklyn. View titles by Kimberly McCreight

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia: A daughter races to uncover her mother's secret life in the wake of her disappearance in this "breathless, shocking thriller." —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“Deeply satisfying”—Angie Kim • “Gripping and bingeable."—Ana Reyes • “As suspenseful as it is thought-provoking."—Greer Hendricks


When Cleo, a student at NYU, arrives late for dinner at her childhood home in Brooklyn, she finds food burning in the oven and no sign of her mother, Kat. Then Cleo discovers her mom’s bloody shoe under the sofa. Something terrible has happened.

But what? The polar opposite of Cleo, whose “out of control” emotions and “unsafe” behavior have created a seemingly unbridgeable rift between mother and daughter, Kat is the essence of Park Slope perfection: a happily married, successful corporate lawyer. Or so Cleo thinks.

Kat has been lying. She’s not just a lawyer; she’s her firm’s fixer. She’s damn good at it, too. Growing up in a dangerous group home taught her how to think fast, stay calm under pressure, and recognize a real threat when she sees one. And in the days leading up her disappearance, Kat has become aware of multiple threats: demands for money from her unfaithful soon-to-be ex-husband; evidence that Cleo has slipped back into a relationship that’s far riskier than she understands; and menacing anonymous messages from her past—all of which she’s kept hidden from Cleo . . . 

Like Mother, Like Daughter is a thrilling novel of emotional suspense that questions the damaging fictions we cling to and the hard truths we avoid. Above all, it’s a love story between a mother and a daughter, each determined to save the other before it’s too late.

Reviews

“Gripping and bingeable, Like Mother, Like Daughter revolves around a realistically complex relationship between a mother and her estranged daughter. I rooted for Cleo and Kat as they raced to save each other from menacing exes, a tragic past, and a dangerous present. I had plenty of theories reading it yet the ending caught me totally off guard!”
—Ana Reyes, New York Times best-selling author of The House in the Pines

“The love between a mother and a child is ostensibly fierce—but how far would you actually go to protect your daughter? McCreight’s latest explores motherhood in all its complexities—wrapped up in a breathless, shocking thriller I could not put down.”
—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“A deeply satisfying nail-biter that is, at its heart, a beautiful love story of a mother and a daughter who must dig through each other’s secrets to find true connection and save each other. I couldn’t put it down.”
Angie Kim, international best-selling author of Miracle Creek and Happiness Falls

“Both hauntingly suspenseful and deeply moving, Like Mother, Like Daughter explores the complex relationships within a family, and the bonds that endure, above all. A tense and twisting tale that will leave you wondering which is more dangerous: the lies, or the truth?" 
—Megan Miranda, New York Times best-selling author of The Only Survivors

"I am a huge fan of Kimberly McCreight’s books and she has done it again. A gripping thriller that explores the challenging complexities of the mother-daughter relationship and the immense pressure that society puts on mothers to do and be all things, Like Mother, Like Daughter is as suspenseful as it is thought-provoking. I couldn’t put it down."
Greer Hendricks, best-selling co-author of
The Wife Between Us


"Once again, Kimberly McCreight has assembled a dizzyingly delicious page turner. But Like Mother, Like Daughter isn’t just a twisty mystery; it’s also an exploration of the family dynamics that we can’t quite quit, no matter how hard we might try. Perfect for the beach or the book club!”
Janelle Brown, New York Times best-selling author of I’ll Be You and Pretty Things

“Like Mother, Like Daughter
is a stunning thriller, perfectly capturing the naked vulnerability and open wounds that result from being someone's mother and someone's daughter. Within the hairpin twists and turns of McCreight's writing is a cathartic story of maternal love where mothers are never martyrs, they're fighters.”
Chandler Baker, New York Times best-selling author of Whisper Network

"In Like Mother, Like Daughter, the sacred yet fraught bond between Katrina and Cleo is tested as they are challenged by interlopers, the pain of the past and the revelation of long-buried secrets. Kimberly McCreight takes the reader on a roller coaster of thrilling twists and wild turns. Brava!"
—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times best-selling author of The Good Left Undone


“Captivating. . . . Clever red herrings add to the suspense, and McCreight weaves in moving insights about intergenerational trauma as she orchestrates the plot to its satisfying conclusion. . . . This should please McCreight’s existing fans and win her new ones."
Publishers Weekly

“McCreight expertly shifts time frames and points of view between mother and daughter and brings in a cast of vivid supporting characters. . . . [A] keenly plotted and magnetizing tale of strong women seeking truth and justice and the demands and joys of mother-daughter relationships.”
Booklist

“Intense, thought-provoking and completely unputdownable.”
BookPage

Author

© Nina Shubin
KIMBERLY McCREIGHT is the New York Times best-selling author of Reconstructing Amelia, Where They Found Her, A Good Marriage, and Friends Like These, as well as a young adult trilogy, The Outliers. She's been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Alex awards, and her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Brooklyn. View titles by Kimberly McCreight