Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
Darling Rose Gold is a fascinating and wicked tale of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. For the better part of her life, Rose Gold Watts was seriously ill. With endless allergies and digestive issues, she needed a wheelchair and was very isolated from everyone except her mother Patty. But when it’s discovered that Patty was actually the cause Rose Gold’s symptoms, Rose Gold’s life is suddenly turned upside down, and Patty is sent to jail.
When after five years, Patty is released, Rose Gold takes her in, knowing she has nowhere else to go. But Rose Gold has grown up significantly since she last saw her mother, and she has a plan of her own.
Darling Rose Gold is quite the cat and mouse story and I loved every minute of it. It is quite disturbing at a few points, but the relationship between Patty and Rose Gold is so fascinating and intriguing. It’s impossible to look away as you get to know more about both characters. You aren’t sure if you can trust either of them from one minute to another, let alone who to sympathize with.
If you love creepy stories with unreliable narrators, this one is for you!
Thank you to Berkley Publishing for my review copy!