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Darling Rose Gold

By Stephanie Wrobel
Narrated by Megan Dodds & Jill Winternitz / 10 hours 17 minutes
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Darling Rose Gold

“For almost two decades, Rose Gold spent her life believing that she was very ill. The diagnosis is never given a name. Her mother, Patti is serving five years in prison for child abuse. The medical term for Patti's deeds is Munchausen by Proxy. When she is released after her jail term, Rose Gold picks her up and offers to take her Mom into her home until Patti figures out a living and work situation. Rose Gold now has an infant son and the father is not in the picture. Meanwhile, Patti settles into her new domestic life by cooking, cleaning, and taking care of her new grandson. The story is told in Rose Gold's voice as well as Patti's. Both characters are entertaining with shadows of biting wit. There are plenty of twists and turns in this rollercoaster of a novel. As a warning, keep your seatbelt fastened because there is a major plot twist in the last pages. Both narrators were very talented and brought color to the story.”

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THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER

"If you enjoyed The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, read Darling Rose Gold."Washington Post

“Sensationally good - two complex characters power the story like a nuclear reaction...”—Lee Child

 
A most anticipated book of 2020 by 
Newsweek ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Bustle ∙ ShondalandPopSugar ∙ Woman’s Day ∙ Good Housekeeping ∙ BookRiot ∙ She Reads
 
Mothers never forget. Daughters never forgive.
 
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.

 “Dazzling, dark and utterly delicious”—J. P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

“One of the most captivating and disturbing thrillers I've read this year. An astonishing debut”—Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

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Author
Narrator Megan Dodds & Jill Winternitz
ISBN 9780593165423
Length 10 hours 17 minutes
Language English
Publisher Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm rank #2,002 Overall
Genre rank #183 in Mystery & Thriller

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