Darling Rose Gold

Who is the hero and who is the villain? In this twisted mother-daughter story, it’s often hard to tell.

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Review of ‘Darling Rose Gold’

Stephanie Wrobel’s compulsively readable debut, Darling Rose Gold, explores Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP), a psychological disorder in which a child’s caregiver, often the mother, seeks to gain attention from the medical community for made-up symptoms of the child in her care.

Earlier novels about this rare phenomenon focus on the modes of abuse the…

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