The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
Release date: Michael Joseph
Publisher: 5 March 2020
Back cover blurb: Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for eighteen years. She thought she needed the feeding tube, the surgeries, the wheelchair . . . Turns out her mother 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 the daughter who testified against her - 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. And she has waited such a long time for her mother to come home. But is she still the pliable young girl she once was? And is Patty still as keen on settling an old score? Because if mothers never forget then daughters never forgive.
The recovery of Rose Gold is a dark and very uncomfortable read at times, but it is 100% worth it.
Patty Watts, a devoted Mother is about to be released from prison, after serving 5 years for the aggravated child abuse of her only daughter Rose Gold Watts.
Rose Gold Watts has struggled to rebuild her life whilst her Mother has been imprisoned, and isn't sure how she should feel about her imminent release.
Rose Gold has spent the last five years learning how to be a 'normal' human being, after spending her whole life up until the point of her mother's imprisonment believing that she was incredibly sick.
The truth is, that she was never sick at all, and every one of her many ailments was a fabrication of her Mother's imagination.
Split the points of view of both Patty and Rose Gold, the recovery of rose gold, gives us a fascinating fictional insight into both the minds of the abused and the abuser.
Both points of view will really get under the skin of the reader, but for very different reasons. This isn't a book that everyone will love, but it's one that everyone should read.
The Recovery of Rose Gold is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.
Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.