This twisty thriller about a toxic mother-daughter relationship was first published in hardback in the US on 17th March 2020, and ahead of publication, it was deemed one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by Newsweek, Marie Claire, Shondaland, and Good Housekeeping. It was crowned by Goodreads as one of the ‘28 Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2020‘ and ‘33 Highly Anticipated Books of 2020‘, Bustle named it one of the ‘Must-Read Books of 2020‘, and the Independent listed it as one of the ‘10 best debut novels that are so good you won’t put them down‘. InStyle called it ‘compulsively readable‘, while Kobo called it ‘A dark, shocking, and unputdownable thriller‘. It also hit the USA Today bestseller list, and was a top-ten Globe and Mail bestseller in Canada.
Since its first release, Darling Rose Gold has received glowing reviews from bestselling authors and the press:
“Sensationally good – two complex characters power the story like a nuclear reaction…” Lee Child
“Dazzling, dark and utterly delicious” J. P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before
“One of the most captivating and disturbing thrillers I’ve read this year. An astonishing debut” Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author ofMy Lovely Wife
“A taut tale that will keep you guessing until the very end.” Kirkus Reviews
“Propulsive pacing, a claustrophobic setting, and vividly sketched characters who are equal parts victim and villain conspire to create an anxious, unsettling narrative.” Publishers Weekly
We can’t wait for you to step inside this chilling tale…
Mothers never forget. Daughters never forgive.
For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with Rose Gold.
Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar.
After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes.
Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score.
Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling…
And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.
If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can order one here. A huge congratulations to Stephanie Wrobel on the paperback publication of Darling Rose Gold – we are so proud of you!