PUBLISHER: St. Martin’s Press
PUBLICATION DATE: April 9th, 2019
Thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy of this book to read and share my review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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?
This book was addictive and sucked me in from the very beginning. Becky was on a flight to visit her mother and sister in another state, when she gets a text from her husband saying their daughter is in the hospital. Becky is frantic, as her daughter has been sick for quite some time and despite seeing many doctors and specialists, and having many medical tests done, no one seems to know what is wrong with Meghan. How can the doctors say she appears to be healthy and fine, when she is always so sick? Can’t anyone give them some answers?
I was hooked to the story. I wanted to know what was wrong with poor Meghan, and I felt so bad for her as she always seemed to be experiencing some ailment or another. A young girl, in the prime of her teenage years, and she was so sick she was limited to what she could do. Doting parents who seemed to devote their lives to finding some answers for their daughter, especially the mother Becky.
I enjoyed the twists and turns and shocking revelations that are revealed in this novel. A few surprises that I was not expecting at all. Just what is it that is making dear Meaghan so sick? Will she finally find some answers?
Overall an enjoyable read. Be sure to check it out!
MY RATING: 4/5 stars