Thursday, October 24, 2019

Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

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4.5 Stars

“Once upon a time, they said, a wicked mother gave birth to a daughter. The daughter appeared to be very sick and had all sorts of things wrong with her. She had a feeding tube, her hair fell out in clumps, and she was so weak, she needed a wheelchair to get around. For eighteen years, no doctor could figure out what was wrong with her.”
I had no idea how much buzz there was about this book on the intertubes until I received a copy. I really didn’t have any intention of reading it so soon since it doesn’t come out until Spring, but it started popping up all over the place and I was afraid I would get spoiled and then have to troll inform whoever ruined my good time that . . . . .

That being said, I’m going to stick to the basics here.

The only thing that ever mattered to Patty Watts was being a good mother. Especially due to the fact that her daughter Rose Gold? Well . . . .

Unfortunately the Department of Family Services as well as the criminal court system didn’t quite see things that way and Petty has spent the last five years . . . .

But now she’s out and it’s time to rebuild her relationship with her darling daughter. After all, that’s what mothers do . . . .

“We mothers give up everything for our children, until they decide they don’t want our everything anymore.”

In case you aren’t familiar with my wheelhouse, it goes a lil’ summin’ like this . . . .

I’m pretty sure the entire time I was reading this (which was literally an afternoon because I could not stop once I started) I probably looked like this . . . .

Oh how I dig the domestic thriller.

And the comparison to Gillian Flynn?????

That’s a change from nearly every other blurb in the history of blurbing. If you like unreliable narrators, trashy docudramas about things like Munchausen by Proxy, and getting totally sucked in to a family you’d never want to be a part of in real life I suggest you put this on the TBR so you don’t forget to pick it up come March.

ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

*quotes subject to change*

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