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by Stephanie Wrobel

Book Description:

Sharp Objects meets My Lovely Wife in this tightly drawn debut that peels back the layers of the most complicated of mother-daughter relationships...

For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.

Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.

After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.

Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she's forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.

Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling...

And she's waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

5 Stars:  5/5 Star Rating Scale
       This book held me in its grip and yet, it was so intense, that I had to take breaks and put the book down to do something else for a while as I read.  The level of emotion that Rose Gold has for Patty is matched only by the level of emotion that Patty has for her daughter, Rose Gold.  Patty wanted desperately to make amends with her daughter but was she going about it the right way?  Rose Gold longed for the love of her parents but she also had questionable motives.  Is forgiveness and reconciliation possible for these two women whose lives have been so entwined in the sickest of ways?   
        I did find this book fascinating and it definitely left me shaking my head quite a few times.  Check it out !  I dare you!  
        I received a digital ARC of this book from netgalley and Berkley Publishing.  All opinions expressed are my own.  

About the Author:

Stephanie Wrobel grew up in Chicago but has been living in the UK for the last three years with her husband and dog, Moose Barkwinkle. She has an MFA from Emerson College and has had short fiction published in Bellevue Literary Review. Before turning to fiction, she worked as a creative copywriter at various advertising agencies.

Darling Rose Gold (US & Canada)/The Recovery of Rose Gold (UK) is her first novel, coming March 17, 2020.


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