ABOUT THE BOOK
A chilling exploration into obsession, reconciliation and revenge in 2020’s must-read.
Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for eighteen years. She thought she needed the feeding tube, the surgeries, the wheelchair . . .
Turns out her mum, Patty, is a really good liar.
After five years in prison Patty Watts is finally free. All she wants is to put old grievances behind her, reconcile with her daughter and care for her new infant grandson. When Rose Gold agrees to have Patty move in, it seems their relationship is truly on the mend.
But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty won’t rest until she has her daughter back under her thumb. Which is a smidge inconvenient because Rose Gold wants to be free of Patty. Forever.
Only one Watts will get what she wants.
Will it be Patty or Rose Gold.
Mother, or daughter?
PUBLISHED BY MICHAEL JOSEPH
One of the most disturbing, twisted, compelling books I’ve ever read – and I loved every single minute of it!! It explores the relationship – if you can call it that! – between mother and daughter and a long history of abuse and control issues, all wrapped up under the cloak of ‘love’ and showing just how that affects those involved. Prepare yourself for very mixed emotions reading this book!
It’s difficult to know how to review this without giving too much away, but we join the story as the mother – Patty – is being released from jail, where’s she’s been serving a sentence for abuse as her daughter – Rose – has lived her life believing she was very sick, but found out not to have anything wrong with her. What did the mother do to her? And why? But it appears Rose has forgiven her mother for all that she did to her and is waiting for her mother as she’s released and wants to help with her rehabilitation.
What follows is a twisty tale of wondering just who is in control in this relationship – has the mother changed her ways and wants to make things right? Has Rose really moved on especially now that she’s a mother herself so can understand just how much that bond between mother and child is so overwhelming, that even when you’re doing wrong you think you’re only doing the best for that person?
I loved the different aspects and the examination of the family relationship over the years. We get to look back over the childhood of Rose, and see how she’s coping in the world now as a mother, and also get to see life from the point of view of Patty and how motherhood brought out her anxieties and how prison life has maybe affected her mind. With young Adam being the centre of both of these womens’ world now, there’s a very disturbing feeling that you get reading about these women and their past experiences are shaping their outlook on care – for themselves and those around them.
This book isn’t for everyone! But if you like your characters a little darker and a storyline that will shock you then I highly recommend it!!