🤔 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 Penny 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?
Wow! Wow! Wow! If there was a psychological thriller “shock level”, this one would be off the charts. You will be swallowed whole by the storyline of this book. Everyone seems crazy! The theory I had about the characters and references to Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) turned out to be completely wrong. I was convinced that I was correct! Just when you think it couldn’t possibly reach this level of crazy… BAM.
You Will most definitely have a huge book hangover. The best part about reading books like this is having a book partner to read and discuss them with! So amazing!
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified PurchaseExcellent and compelling story!Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021It’s very hard to pace yourself reading a DJ Palmer novel! He had me at Saving Meghan, thenThe New Husband, and now The Perfect Daughter! He is very clever about keeping the mystery alive throughout the novel so you’re literally stunned at the conclusion. The story revolves around a fascinating mental illness; couple that with a viscous crime and ‘poof’ just like that you’re done!
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified PurchaseGet This Book ASAP!Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2021This is a great book that is too hard to put down! It grabbed me from the beginning! I haven’t read any that dealt with DID and it was very interesting! I loved the characters in this book! I had happy and sad tears but felt the ending was so perfect! Great Job! Looking forward to many more books from you in the future!
D.J. Palmer is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels. A former e-commerce entrepreneur, D.J. Palmer now resides in New Hampshire and is currently at work on a new book.