Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
ebook, 276 pages
Expected publication: March 17th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Canada
About the Book:
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.
I know this book doesn't come out until March but I kept hearing about it and it reminds me, and everyone else, of Gypsy Rose and her mother. This book was a total mind fuck and I mean that in the best way possible. It had everything I am looking for in a book...sickos, liars and oh oh oh...all the damaged people. Hard to believe this awesome book is a debut novel. Still shaking my head.
The book grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go, it is brilliantly written and it is different to Gypsy Rose's story so it provided twist after twist until the very surprising ending. Stephanie Wrobel does a fine job of creating believable characters, in this story they all have pasts and intricately twined lives. And did I say...the ending can't be beat? Nicely played...I didn't see that coming. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a great read.
Thank you NetGalley, Stephanie Wrobel and Simon & Schuster Canada for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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