#DarlingRoseGold by #StephanieWrobel

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#DarlingRoseGold by #StephanieWrobel
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Oh my goodness this is an incredible novel. I received an ARC on @netgalley in return for an honest review.
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With what happened to #gypsyroseblancharde through her mother’s #munchausenbyproxy made international headlines, and this brilliant novel is a clever riff on their story. If you’re not familiar with the case, please do look it up. You’ll be horrified.
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In the novel, Rose Gold Watts is the victim of her mother Patty Watts’ Munchausen syndrome by proxy, meaning that the parent has a vested interest in keeping the child as sick as possible. The parent draws adoration and praise for their endless efforts to get to the root of the child’s illness, though in fact the parent is causing the illness. The parent controls every facet of the child’s life, and Patty Watts does so here.
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None of that is a spoiler as we are dropped into the middle of the story from the start. Patty Watts is getting out of prison, having served 5 years for the abuse of Rose Gold. Rose Gold is an adult, and testified at the trial. In a twist, Rose Gold and her newborn son welcome Patty into their home upon her release.
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And I will end my review there, because any further info would be chock full of spoilers. This book is scheduled to be published in March 2020 and I urge you to add it to your #tbr!
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