Lana Stone has never considered herself a stalker--until the night she impulsively follows the "anonymous" egg donor she'd selected through an agency Katya. Then, just as suddenly as Katya entered Lana's life, she disappears--and Lana might have been the last person to see her before she went missing.
Petrova’s timely new book is a deep dive into the oft-underrepresented world of infertility, pregnancy, and motherhood, including all the medical, legal, and emotional obstacles women face ... With jaded humor, Lana captures an experience many struggling with infertility will recognize ... The clever narrative structure...grow[s] increasingly layered and intertwined as the plot progresses ... The thrill of voyeurism drives the novel’s manic energy ... Petrova is writing in a genre known for its stock characters ... Yet, the author’s plunge into the complicated world of infertility and mixed families shapes old tropes into ripe canvases. The result is a thrilling suspense novel that asks important questions about the way parenthood will evolve in our medical and political landscape. This impressive debut novel is an ethical matryoshka that ups the ante with each plot twist. Despite this weightiness, like the best crime fiction, Her Daughter’s Mother still makes for a page-turning beach read.
... gripping and quite plausible ... Alternating the viewpoints of Lana, Tyler and Katya allows readers to understand each character and the motives that propel them ... Petrova delves deeper in her plot with intriguing twists making even the most benign action and supposed coincidences seem sinister and foreboding.