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The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

The Recovery of Rose Gold

Stephanie Wrobel

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2 reviews

Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 5 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9780241416068
4 stars out of 5
15 Mar 2020

"a rivetingly nasty psychological duel"

Gone Girl’s influence is discernible in Stephanie Wrobel’s assured debut, The Recovery of Rose Gold (Michael Joseph £12.99), but both of her unreliable narrators are women: Patty, just out of prison for poisoning her eponymous daughter, and Rose Gold herself, who reluctantly puts Patty up post-jail as she juggles a retail job with raising her baby. Was Patty justly or (as she insists) wrongly convicted? How much of Rose Gold’s version of her life can we trust? 

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4 stars out of 5
Nina Pottell
15 Mar 2020

"I haven't come across two more unbalanced characters in books...since Annie Wilkes in Misery"

I haven't come across two more unbalanced characters in books than this mother and daughter since Annie Wilkes in Misery. Newly released from prison, Patty wants to be part of her daughter's life, and Rose Gold seems to welcome her into her home in this twisted tale. But who will you believe?