Saving Meghan is a riveting new thriller full of secrets and lies from author D.J. Palmer.
Can you love someone to death?
Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others, including her husband Carl, claim she's obsessed and can't stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter's expense.
Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of Meghan’s illness. Doctors suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand?
As the Gerards grow more and more suspicious of each other and their medical team, Becky must race against time to prove her daughter has a deadly disease. But first, she must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten to not only upend her once-ordered life…but to destroy it.
Praise for Saving Meghan:
"Plenty of twists...will keep you turning the pages as you guess...and guess again." —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of After Anna
"An acute, sensitive portrayal of family love under extreme stress...[with] a touch of Hitchcock." —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
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Thank you St. Martin's press for this ARC. I have heard a few of our patrons asking about it mainly for the description and not to mention I share the same first name as the main character. This book is full of unexpected events on every page. It is easily relateable to a mother's concern that something is wrong with their child but it was shocking to read that a mother's concern and worry could be triggering side effects of a disorder. What if Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock and Jodi Picoult collaborated on a book? This is totally the end result! Every page was a surprise and we could not put this down! Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! We can not wait to consider this title for our Fiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars!