It's been five years since Patty Watts was sent to jail for poisoning her daughter, Rose Gold. Still angry at doctors for ignoring her daughter's mysterious illnesses, at the media for sensationalizing the case and at her neighbors in their small town for turning their backs on her, Patty finishes her sentence and leaves jail with nowhere to go - except her childhood home, a house now owned by her adult daughter. Will Patty and Rose Gold reconcile? Will she get the apology from Rose Gold that she believes she deserves after her daughter's testimony sent her to jail? Or does Rose Gold have her own secrets and her own plans?
Darling Rose Gold is a crime story that picks up after the crime. Two deeply unreliable narrators reflect on whether things happened the way everyone thinks they did, and reveal the psychological factors that play in to Munchausen syndrome by proxy. I don't normally enjoy books about horrible people this much, but the combination of character analysis and suspense made it hard to put down. - Michelle (Sunset)