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Ridgefield Library FIC PALMER (Text to phone) 34010150276722 Adult New Fiction Checked out 07/28/2021

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"The Perfect Daughter is a thriller that explores the truth or lies behind a teenage girl's multiple personality disorder, from D.J. Palmer, the author of The New Husband. Grace never dreamt she'd visit her teenaged daughter Penny in the locked ward of a decaying state psychiatric hospital, charged with a shocking and brutal murder. There was not much question of her daughter's guilt. Police had her fingerprints on the murder weapon and the victim's blood on her body and clothes. But they didn't have a motive. Grace blames herself, because that's what mothers do-they look at their choices and wonder, what if? But hindsight offers little more than the chance for regret. None of this was conceivable the day Penny came into her life. Then, it seemed like a miracle. Penny was found abandoned, with a mysterious past, and it felt like fate brought Penny to her, and her husband Arthur. But as she grew, Penny's actions grew more disturbing, and different "personalities" emerged. Arthur and Grace took Penny to different psychiatrists, until one diagnosed a severe multiple personality disorder. 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 put all their lives in grave danger"-- Provided by publisher.
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The Perfect Daughter : A Novel
The Perfect Daughter : A Novel
by Palmer, D. J.
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The Perfect Daughter : A Novel

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A tenacious, loving mother fights to prove her daughter is innocent of murder in this well-crafted psychological thriller from Palmer (The New Husband). Grace Francone knows that her 16-year-old daughter, Penny, has dissociative identity disorder, but Penny's multiple personalities have never been violent. Adopted by the Francones after she was found alone at age four in a deserted park near their Swampscott, Mass., home, Penny is accused of murdering her biological mother, with whom she recently reconnected. The evidence against her is overwhelming--she was covered in the victim's blood, and her fingerprints are on the murder weapon. While Penny awaits trial in a decaying state hospital, she's treated by a compassionate psychiatrist, who struggles with his own mental problems. Palmer digs into the fraught family dynamics of the Francone household, where Penny was embraced by one brother, Jack, and resented by the other brother, Ryan. Alternating points of view between Grace and Jack, a college filmmaker, ratchet up the suspense. Palmer's take on a complex psychological disorder will keep readers in its grip. Agents: Meg Ruley and Rebecca Scherer, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.)


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