Friday, May 14, 2021

2021 - 76 - The Perfect Daughter, D.J. Palmer

FYI - Yesterday, for some mysterious reason, Blogger flagged this post and deleted.  Now they approved it stating it was flagged as it violated their malware and virus policy and further violations could result in termination of my blog.  I'm totally confused as this post is no different than the sort I've been posting for 13 years! (so if I disappear someday from blogging, it's because of them not me.) Bloggers - has this happened to you? Any suggestions?

TITLE/AUTHOR The Perfect Daughter; D.J. Palmer

PUBLISHER: Macmillan Audio

YEAR PUBLISHED: 2021

GENRE: Fiction / Psych Thriller

FORMAT:  audio download LENGTH: 11 hours  32 min.

SOURCE:  NetGalley/audio download

SETTING(s):  Massachusetts

ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY:  A teenage daughter with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)  is accused of murdering her birth mother.

BRIEF REVIEW:   Penny Francone is the 16 year old adopted daughter of Grace and her late husband.  Grace also has two older sons, one in college and another who helps Grace to keep the family restaurant running since Arthur's death.  Penny has been arrested for the murder of her birth mother and the evidence against her is mounting but, what possibly could have been her motive?  She is sent to a locked psychiatric hospital in MA. and bit by bit we learn several things about Penny. She was abandoned by Rachel, her birth mother, in a park at the age of four, she has DID (formerly called multiple-personality disorder) in which Chloe, Ruby and Eve have been known to manifest.

Grace is determined to prove her daughter is innocent and relies on Dr. Mitch, a determined psychiatrist who is working with Grace to uncover locked memories about the day Rachel was murdered.

The Perfect Daughter was a fast paced thriller that kept me wondering what was true and who had a reason to want Rachel dead. I found myself changing my opinions about a couple characters from time to time as new twists were introduced.  I found the ending satisfying and liked the epilogue which followed as well.

Dan Bittner and January Lavoy did a great job with the audio narration. 

RATING:  4/5 stars

18 comments:

  1. How strange! I haven't had this problem, but at least if I do, I won't be freaked out and worried. I like the sound of The Perfect Daughter!

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    1. I know so annoying indeed, but, guess it was some sort of a bug.

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  2. That is so weird...and unsettling! I don't get it. And if it can happen to you, it can happen to me, too. And that's freaking me out.

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  3. As you know, Diane, this happened to me this morning as well. God forbid you should disappear from blogging! What a thing to have warn your followers of. :-(

    The book sounds very good! Glad you were able to post your review eventually.

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    1. Cath....Brian (ABOVE) states it's a bug they are trying to fix. Maybe there is hope for us.

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  4. That sounds like an interesting one with some good twists! Hey, that message you got from Blogger is a bug and I understand Blogger (Google) is trying to fix it.

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  5. I had the same problem with Blogger yesterday. They told me I was a security risk! I complained, of course, but also called in my computer savvy daughter who overrode their objections and managed to publish my post. Then of course I got an email from Google today saying essentially, "Never mind!" Very frustrating.

    The Perfect Daughter sounds like one I need to add to my growing TBR list.

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  6. Oh sorry this happened to you but, glad it wasn't just me as well. Brian (ABOVE) states it's a bug they are trying to fix.

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  7. Another good thriller to add to the list!

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  8. Hopefully blogger issues will be resolved!
    I like the premise of this thriller so another one for my list!

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  9. How strange that Blogger would flag this post!! And, of course, it's not like you can talk to anyone about it, right? Grrrrrrrrr! Glad to know it's a bug and that your blog (and you!) isn't going to disappear. xo

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    1. Les, that is what I hate - no support for their products.

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  10. Blogger was always too buggy for me. I mean, I can't even post a comment on any blogger blogs unless I use Firefox. Otherwise it tells me I do not have permission. When I switched from blogger to WP years ago I was amazed at how easy it was to do, literally a click of a button. It's not perfect but the support seems to be better and I have the free version.

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    1. Good to know changing over was easy, maybe I can ask my techie son to do it for me.

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