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There is nothing more exciting than running out to my mail box and seeing a cardboard envelope with a book stuffed inside it! Talk about seeing someone run back into a house, that’s me on book mail days!
The book mail I got today is a psychological thriller from St. Martin’s Press called Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer. It is scheduled for release on April 9, 2019. My first impression of this book is…YES! Here’s a short description from the back cover…
Can you love someone to death?
Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others 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, doctors intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, 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?
WHAT?!?!? This description has me hooked! There is a lot of praise from Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Unger (NYT bestselling author of Under My Skin), Lisa Scottoline (NYT bestselling author of After Anna), William Landay (NYT bestselling author of Defending Jacob), and Alafair Burke (NYT bestselling author of The Wife) for this book!
Here’s a quick sneak peek at the first few lines of the book from Becky, the mother…
Panic gripped her as the airplane’s hatch door closed. Her heartbeat skittered against the tightness stretched across her chest. The air tasted stale, harder to take in as her breathing turned rapid and shallow. A thin sheen of sweat dampened her face and coated her body. Her skin stuck to the seat;s faux leather upholstery like adhesive. Becky Gerard thought to herself: I’ve made a terrible mistake.
And a quick sneak peek a few chapters later at the first line from Meghan, the daughter…
I could see it in my father’s eyes.
I am SO excited to read this book! I can’t wait to take you along the journey through this book with me! I will be starting it soon so stay tuned! If enough of you bug me I will move it up on my reading list and start it sooner! This looks like a promising read so far!!! I wonder if I will be on side #ProtectMeghan or side #BelieveBecky! Hmmm…..