• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

A wonderfully twisted tale, with double-crossing, codependence, and dark turns.

What a wonderfully twisted little tale this was from Stephanie Wrobel! In Darling Rose Gold, she gives us Münchausen syndrome by proxy, lies, betrayals, and double-crossing, all within a claustrophobic, isolated, and codependent mother-and-daughter relationship.


I was totally hooked on this fast read and couldn’t wait to find out who was the better strategist and who was tricking who. Aaaaaah!


There are some wonderfully playful dark twists and turns as the plot evolves and characters' layers of plotting become evident.


NetGalley and Catapult provided me with an advance reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


What did you think?

I thought Wrobel's tone was masterful; it wasn't clear who was manipulating the situation and who was being played, or if neither or both were in control.


One essential element of this reminded me of Everything, Everything by Nicola Moon.


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