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Darling Rose Gold
Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
Nobody wants to hear the truth from a liar... In her compulsive, sharply-drawn debut, Stephanie Wrobel 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. "Sensationally good - two complex characters power the story like a nuclear reaction..."--Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Blue Moon "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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FantasyChick
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I'm totally doing prompts out of order here but I couldn't think of a better one for this book.

"Read a book which features a betrayal"

#MayMovieMadness #TheCraft
@Clwojick

Clwojick Such a classic! 🖤 9mo
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FantasyChick
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Mehso-so

So this wasn't bad but it wasn't great. This was quite slow for a while with dual timelines from Rose Gold's life after sending her mother to prison and then life after she brings her mother home. There's a lot to unpack, a lot that doesn't quite add up and a whole lot of craziness at the end. I'll give it to the author though - there was one twist I never would have seen coming.

Not bad, but not what I hyped it to be in my head 🤷‍♀️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
Clwojick Agreed! I thought this was going to be AMAZING, but it was just good 9mo
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jploves2read
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A very good read. I wouldn‘t say a thriller but pretty intriguing. I kept reading to try to figure out everything in terms of the direction the story was going. I was not shocked by the ending but it did come full circle and I appreciate that.

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jploves2read
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Who brings a book to the book date? Néa brings a book to the book date. ??‍♀️? And we match. ????

Reggie Yes! Very nice color matching. 14mo
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Allyson Frayn
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This book is similar to Gypsy Rose. Rose gold and the outside world a believed that she very extremely sick. Her mother, Patty Watts however was purposely making her daughter sick, just to get all the money from fundraisers and donations from their community. Patty got locked away in prison. Rose gold, got pregnant a couple years later, the father isn‘t in the picture. (More in the comments).

Allyson Frayn Rose gold met her biological father and his new family, who she doesn‘t like, they recently had a baby boy. Rose gold moved into her childhood home, the home her mother grew up in. Her mother soon after gets out of prison and Rose gold decides that she wants her mother to move in with her. As the story progresses, we see the hatred Rose gold has for her mother and so she put the same medicine that Patty gave her to her baby.(More in the comments) (edited) 14mo
Allyson Frayn Rose gold runs away, leaving her baby and her mother, her mother gets sent to prison for trying to do the same thing she did to Rose gold to Rose gold‘s baby, also for the kidnapping of her ex‘s baby (Rose gold‘s father). So Rose gold kidnapped her half sibling from her father out of jealousy, and her mother took the blame.
The theme is the twisted relationship between Rose gold and her mother, Patty. (More in the comments)
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Allyson Frayn The theme is present, because Rose gold set up her mother and her mother got sent to prison. You can tell that their relationship is not that strong/healthy at all.
So if you like books that are thrillers, suspenseful Psychological thriller, Psychological Fiction, you‘ll like this book!
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Allyson Frayn I would say the point of view is 3rd person. Because in the end we see that Rose gold has ran away, but we also see the POV of her mother getting arrested. 14mo
MissYaremcio This looks like an incredible book Allyson! I must add this to my to-read pile! 6/6 14mo
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SilversReviews
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FEATURING: DARLING ROSE GOLD by Stephanie Wrobel

For eighteen years Rose Gold was told by her mother that she was ill with some disease that no one could figure out.

DARLING ROSE GOLD is a tense, chilling book, but is very well written.

If you like psychological thrillers, you will enjoy it.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/tn2wnvzc

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Kappadeemom
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Got my book back today! Thank you @Tattooedteacher #LMPBC

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Tattooedteacher
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This was a wild ride! It was my June #lmpbc but I couldn‘t wait. Certainly some good picks this round. Thanks for a good group.

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cathysaid
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It starts like a Dateline episode and ends up being more Stephen King. Munchausen by Proxy mixed with batshit crazy. Unreliable narrators usually annoy me but this structure of both sides (parent and child) really works. Entertaining, fast-paced and disturbing read.

EvieBee 😂😂 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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I remember when my son discovered I wasn‘t immortal with all the answers. I was sad, almost like I disappointed him. Today we are as super close as ever.

Kappadeemom Kids need truth so they will trust you❤️ 2y
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JamieArc
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This would have been great if I didn‘t know the true story of the Blanchards. I was looking forward to this because I know about the Blanchards. While this book plays out differently than the true story, I was really bothered by how many small details were copied from the real story. It felt a little plagiaristic and I wondered how an author lacked creativity to copy such simple details. May #Bookspin pick complete.

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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Reading this for #LMPBC and you know its a good book when it ignites such strong feelings that you swear directly at the characters verbally but don‘t want to write them in someone else‘s book.

Kappadeemom Lol...go right ahead!! 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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My next #LMPBC book is here. I‘ve heard of the story of Gypsy Rose and am super excited to start. I think this is going to be a good one!

Kappadeemom @EliNeedsMoreShelves Hi! I mailed yours out yesterday! 2y
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shortsarahrose
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A twisty thriller. If you like Gillian Flynn‘s novels, you‘ll probably like this (it has some Gone Girl vibes with the two narrators, dual timelines, and utterly unlikeable cast of characters). A little slow in the middle, but the last third of the novel was riveting and made me see why those middle parts were important. I didn‘t want to put it down to go to sleep!

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Late getting this posted, but here is my April #bookspin list. Now to go find out what my numbers are this month!!

@TheAromaofBooks

keys_on_fire Some wonderful books on your list! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers yesterday so just let me know if you can't find them!! (I've been ranting about Wordpress since then 😂) 2y
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Court_Nay
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Mediocre start with a plot twisted ending ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5. Overall I was disappointed that it did not dive into Rose Gold‘s childhood and Munchausen by proxy as much as I thought. I also found most of the characters unlikeable, which made the story difficult to get through at times.

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Kappadeemom
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Tonight‘s reading

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Kappadeemom
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Alfrazier21 I haven‘t read any of these! They all sound good! 2y
Tattooedteacher Since I already own the survivors let‘s go with one of the others 2y
Tattooedteacher Also just checking: are we supposed to read our own in March and then mail it? @suvata 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Tattooedteacher yes - we read our selection in March, and then mail. I'd read any, but i think my first choice would be Darling Rose Gold. 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Oh my gosh, @kspenmoll this swap is ahmazing!!!! You outdid yourself with the goodies! Thank you @candority for putting this swap together. Happy Valentine‘s Day Littens!

candority Wow! 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💕 2y
kspenmoll Your are welcome! I had fun putting it together-! 2y
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Rachiiebookdragon
Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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This is a brilliant but unsettling book, reminded me very much of Gypsy Rose and Dee Dee Blanchard - please look into them if you haven‘t and watch the tv show with Joey King, very eye opening and a true story, their story will stay with me and I feel like Gyspy Rose shouldn‘t be in prison but that is just my opinion! Read as part of the #Buzzwordathon and the #PopSugarReadingChallenge2021 5/5

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SilversReviews
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HAPPY PAPERBACK RELEASE DAY!!

DARLING ROSE GOLD is a tense, chilling book.

If you like psychological thrillers, you will enjoy DARLING ROSE GOLD.

This is a good one!!

Have you read it?

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/vzkj5zf

@STEPHANIEWROBEL
@BERKELY
@penguinrandomhouse

Caroline2 I really liked this one too. 👍 2y
SilversReviews @Caroline2 It was good. 😊 2y
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Jadams1776
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Munchausen by proxy is morbidly fascinating to me. Clearly, Patty had her own issues that carried over from childhood, and Rose Gold was severely damaged by her. Neither narrator was reliable, and it was really hard to be on anyone‘s side. Great book! #newyearwhodis #BookspinBingo

Lizpixie It sounds like the Gypsy Rose Blanchard story that happened not long ago in Missouri 2y
Jadams1776 @Lizpixie I thought so too- maybe a little bit of inspiration there 2y
Bookish_AF It fascinates me too, including the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard (definite inspiration I think)! I remember really liking the aspect where you wanted to root for someone but...didn‘t know who. 2y
Jadams1776 @Bookish_AF That was exactly it for me. It‘s a great book! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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amberavidreader
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New York Times Bestseller! 5 stars from me!

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...
#bookrecommendations #books #read

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vamp
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Darling Rose Gold is an intricate and disturbing story about a mother‘s obsession and her daughter‘s revenge.Great read 👍

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KarenUK
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This dark mother-daughter, cat & mouse revenge story left a bad taste in my mouth. The writing is good, and it sure was a page-turner. But I found this story horrifying and unsettling, and not in fun way. As it becomes apparent that this is a story of a cycle of abuse, it became really sad and unsatisfying. Not for me.
#popsugar2020 #bronzesilverorgold
#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TrishB Thanks for the insight 👍🏻 2y
KarenUK It seems like mine is an #unpopularopinion though! 🤷‍♀️ @trishB 2y
TrishB We all get different things! 2y
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squirrelbrain I did like it, but I completely get your point of view. There were some parts where I wondered if it was a bit too dark. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
Megabooks Definitely appreciate your review. Very thoughtful. 2y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I didn‘t really love this one. It creeped me out more than anything else. I thought it was interesting, but I wouldn‘t really recommend to anyone.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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LOVE this cover and can‘t wait to read this one!! Thank you very much Jennifer!! I‘ve missed you!! I‘ll be writing you!! 💝💞🎉🎊🥳💝

Jas16 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MicheleinPhilly This one is WILD. I loved it. 2y
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CassieT
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⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book seems to be very loosely based on the real-life story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard. The book felt dark, heavy, and disturbing. The chapters switch perspectives, which is confusing at times because Rose Gold‘s perspective is from the years leading up to the present; Patty‘s is present tense. Most of the “twists” were predictable. Overall this book was well written but only so-so for me.

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MicheleinPhilly
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All aboard the Hot Mess Express! I was skeptical in the early chapters as it read identically to the Hulu series The Act (that the mom‘s name is Patty didn‘t help either.) But this takes things in a completely different direction as mom is convicted and jailed for her crimes rather than, you know. Told in flashbacks and present day following Patty‘s release from prison this was a wicked family saga that read like the most fascinating train wreck.

LeahBergen Great review! 👍🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen Thanks doll! How‘s the hellion? 2y
LeahBergen Infinitesimally better, behaviour-wise. 😂 2y
eanderson This is one I want to read and now I‘m going to see if my library has a copy available! 2y
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vlwelser
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This is pretty creepy. Rose Gold has been abused by her mother all her life. When mommy dearest gets out of prison, you wonder who's messing with whom.

I think this originally got my attention because of the cover.

#BookSpinBingo taking this as another free square
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT! Have seen a lot of good reviews from trusted Littens. #KindleDailyDeal #KindleDeals

TrishB Great offer 👍🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB And I don‘t have nearly enough. ☺️ How did the weekend go? 2y
TrishB Just travelling home. The weekend went fine 😁 just leaving her behind not so much 😢. I‘m so worried about Covid crap now I‘ll just be anxious all the time. And crying with a mask on is not a thing I‘d recommend. At least I‘ll have some Sansa love when I get home. Thanks for asking 😘 2y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB ☹️ I can‘t imagine. But she‘s smart - she will be vigilant about her safety. I can‘t say I‘ve cried with a mask on but I have sneezed and it was not pleasant. 😖 Enjoy those puppy snuggles. 😘 2y
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BookishlyPleasant
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The multiple POVs and timelines were a little hard to keep straight at first, but this was a really enjoyable read!! I didnt really see that ending coming! Watching Rose Gold's spiral from "Well adjusted survivor" to "Revenge seeking plotter" was incredibly interesting!!

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TheRiehlDeal
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I wasn't really invested in this at the start, but once it got going I knew I had to find out what happened. I did not expect the twists towards the end.

SilversReviews It was good, and loved the twist. Glad you stuck with it. 2y
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Megabooks
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Still devilishly delightful the second time!

I watched all those 1980s 20/20 and Dateline episodes about Munchausen by proxy, so the adult me was excited to find a thriller based around it. #reread 4⭐️

MicheleinPhilly Have you watched The Act on Hulu? 2y
Megabooks @MicheleinPhilly I started it after the last time I read this book, but I never finished it. While I am really good at engaging with books, it is hard for me to stay invested in TV. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Cinfhen
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This was PURE FUN ♥️👶🏼 🍼 and the dual narration was fabulous 🎧 A twisty mother/ daughter psychological thriller.
But who‘s playing who??? And this book was my final book for #BookSpinAugust #BookSpinBingoBlackout 🥳🥳🥳

jenniferw88 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Hooked_on_books Yes, I loved this one! Deliciously despicable. 2y
Cinfhen It really was deliciously sinister @Hooked_on_books ❤️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Hurray!!!!!! Great work on your bingo this month!!! And glad to hear you enjoyed this one - I may need to check it out!! 2y
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Cinfhen
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My final box for #BookSpinBingoBlackout🥳I‘ve heard this book is 🦇💩crazzzzy❣️Can‘t wait / and I love audios that feature multi narrators 🎉🎧

TheAromaofBooks YAY!! You are making awesome progress!! I've always heard mixed reviews on this one, so I'm curious to hear your thoughts!! 2y
Megabooks This is a crazy book! Enjoy! 2y
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candc320
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This was so good! Both main characters - Rose Gold and her mom, Patty - are exceptionally twisted and damaged and such a train wreck to watch. At first I felt lulled into the false sense that these women were funny and a little screwed up, but all in all somewhat misunderstood and scarred. Then as the story progressed I realized how sinister their thoughts and actions really were. Their snark seemed to be a joke, but it was far from it! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Munchausen by proxy that goes batshit off the rails. I almost listened to this in one day. Narration alternates between Patricia (mom) and Rose Gold (daughter), jumping timelines, and unraveling the whole story bit by bonkers bit. Super disturbing and entertaining!

Hooked_on_books Totally agree. I couldn‘t stop listening to this one. It‘s deliciously dastardly. 2y
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Skeeterisme
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amma-keep-reading
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predictable ... with a twist. an extra star for the unique twist.

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ElishaLovesBooks
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This is an easy, quick but also super creepy read. Patty has been in prison for 5 years for child abuse- she was found guilty of making her daughter sick for years. Rose Gold, her daughter, picks her up when she is released and allows Patty to stay with her. This is where the real story starts. Told from both perspectives-it‘s pretty twisted and really makes you think about mother/daughter relationships. Good summer read.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Gobbled this one up in under 24 hours! An awesome thriller loosely inspired by the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case - Rose Gold Watts was poisoned by her mom Patty for her entire childhood, believing she had a chronic illness. Her testimony put Patty away. Now after five years in prison Patty is being released, and Rose Gold is welcoming her home. I thought the twists and turns were great, exciting without getting stupid like thrillers sometimes do.

Megabooks I love the twists with her father‘s family! 2y
WhatWouldJaneDo @Megabooks me too! I was really suspicious about where she got the baby, especially after we met "Phil" but I wasn't expecting that. I did feel really bad for her when the dad abandoned her - he had sought her out but I guess he just wanted to sooth his guilty conscience and not really have a relationship! She shouldn't have lied about cancer but it should have been obvious to him she needed support. 2y
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kaykay521
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Patty Watts has spent 5 years in prison for child abuse, so when she gets out everyone in her town is surprised when her grown daughter Rose Gold agrees to take her in. What follows is a series of lies and manipulation between mother and daughter. This book was a train wreck, I sped through the pages trying to figure out which woman would come out on top.

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Jumping in and out of #deweysreadathon today so I hopped over to my local coffee shop for a #readingsnack this morning. Got in a chapter of Wow, No Thank You on audio during the drive and now settling in with the tagged book, which I am loving!

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Brunettebooklover
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This book although interesting, did not speak to me as a thriller or suspense. The point of view from both Patty and Rose does add some element of unreliable narration.
Patty is getting out of prison. She was guilty of abusing Rose her whole childhood. As she is released, Patty moves in with Rose shocking everyone. She doesn't know that Rose is not a feeble little girl anymore, but a woman looking for revenge and Patty is looking for her own.

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ReadingFeedsTheSoul
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Starting this short read today 👌Isn‘t the cover beautiful 😍💖

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