The Perfect Daughter

I know in this pandemic we all have had to find new ways to keep ourselves happy, entertained, and connected to something as we have endured an ever changing way of life, sometimes it’s felt like an everyday change. One thing that luckily hasn’t changed is the creativity and quality of novels being released this year.

Well, here’s one to add to your April 2021 reading list! Another brilliant thriller novel waiting to fracture you with its twists and turns.

Didn’t see that one did you?

We all have those little quirks, voices if you want to call it, that allows us to slip fluidly from one situation to another, being funny and outgoing, shy and demure, wild and crazy, or just calm and relaxed as the situation calls for, but stop and think for a minute what would happen if for each change in mood or affect, you ended up with “blank spots.” Each part of your personality taking on a life of its own, never to share its experiences with the other personalities, not in thoughts or in deeds. Now take that one personality is found with a dead body, covered in blood, holding a knife, and no clue how they got there. Oh boy, you now have The Perfect Daughter. Only this daughter has such a troubled back story that while reading the book, you alternate between sympathy for her and fear of her. Can any one person be that out of control?

Author D. J. Palmer has done an outstanding job incorporating both the mental disorder of dissociative identity disorder, (formerly multiple personality disorder,) with a tightly woven legal thriller.

This was a journey that was surprising, thrilling, and a blast to read! Not only did Palmer meet a thriller lovers expectations, he exceeded them. This is a great way to sit down and lose yourself in a wild mouse ride of lies, betrayals, and of course a gruesome murder. Get your copy preordered today for it’s APRIL 20, 2021 release now! You won’t be sorry you did, just be sure to bring some really good super glue to put yourself back together with… no one likes a missing or rogue personality out there. Enjoy my friends! 😁

I would like to offer my most sincere thank you to NetGalley, D. J. Palmer, and St. Martin’s Press for providing me an ARC in exchange for my unbiased and honest opinions.

Lastly, for me, when I look to a review I have already read the description and have my curiosity peaked and am looking to see whether I get that final push to spend my hard earned money and purchase the title or should I wait and get on the long list at the library to borrow it. This is definitely one I’d slap the card down for no problem. However, if you haven’t read what this novel is about, there’s no better person to turn to than the publishers themselves. So here is what they wrote:

“Meet Ruby, who speaks with a British accent.

Then there’s Chloe, a perfectionist who strives for straight A’s in school.

And along comes Eve, who is spiteful and vicious.

All of them live inside Penny…

Or do they?

Penny Francone, age sixteen, is a murderer. Her guilt is beyond doubt: she was found alone in the victim’s apartment, covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. The victim’s identity and her secret relationship to Penny give her the perfect motive, sealing the deal. All the jury needs to decide now is where Penny will serve out her sentence. Will she be found not guilty by reason of insanity, as her lawyer intends to argue? Or will she get a life sentence in a maximum-security prison?

Already reeling from tragedy after the sudden passing of her beloved husband a few years before, now Grace is on her knees, grateful that Massachusetts doesn’t allow the death penalty.

As Penny awaits trial in a state mental hospital, she is treated by Dr. Mitchell McHugh, a psychiatrist battling demons of his own. Grace’s determination to understand the why behind her daughter’s terrible crime fuels Mitch’s resolve to help the Francone family. Together, they set out in search of the truth about Penny, but discover instead a shocking hidden history of secrets, lies, and betrayals that threatens to consume them all.

The perfect daughter. Is she fooling them all?”


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