Saving Meghan

Saving Meghan

by D.J. Palmer

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ISBN-13: 9781250107480
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 186
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

D.J. PALMER is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer before turning his attention to writing. He lives with his wife and two children in New Hampshire where he is currently at work on his next novel.
D.J. Palmer is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master’s degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer before turning his attention to writing. He lives with his wife and two children in New Hampshire.

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Saving Meghan 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I was provided an Advanced copy for an honest review. I couldn’t put the book down. It is any Parents worst nightmare to have a sick child but not know what is wrong. How far would you go to save your child.? Or could her mother be the cause? We all put out trust in our doctors but what if their wrong? If you like suspense this book won’t disappoint.
CynB 3 days ago
Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer will grab you from the first page until the last page so prepare to clear out your schedule! I literally gave up an entire day because I could not rest until I knew how the story resolved. There are many twists in this story about a child, apparently seriously ill from a mysterious cause, and her mother whose hovering raises suspicions about the source of her daughter’s ailment. At times, I suspected every main character, and in the end, I was not even close! I confess, however, that this was not my ideal thriller. Not one of the characters seemed authentic or consistent in their behavior. Neither was any character particularly likable. This is a wonderful novel if you need to escape for a day or if you love the action of a thriller. But, for me, there was just not a lot to hold on to. Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read an electronic ARC in exchange for an honest review.
nookerCB 3 days ago
I was so apprehensive the whole time I was reading this book. Can they save Meghan? What’s really wrong with her? Does she have a disease or is someone making her sick? Delve into the minds of 2 very different parents, explore their upbringing and decide which one is correct in how to solve the mystery of a sick daughter. My heart broke for these people and the ways each one handled their daughter and her illness. It’s quite obvious the anguish any parent goes through in trying to help a sick child, but can it ever be enough? Or is it possibly too much? This novel gives us quite a bit of history into medical diagnosis and treatments offered, as well as hospital bureaucrats. Riveting to the end, with a big reveal that you don’t see coming. Just read it already!
Anonymous 4 days ago
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Upon reading this book it brought back visions of my medical career and how frustratingly aggravating it can be to try to get answers to questions. The book has intrigue, suspense, and mystery all thrown in. I felt the characters were blase' and could have been more outstanding. Usually when reading I get "pulled into" the story but during reading this book I felt like I was in a never ending "white world".
HomeSweetHouser 4 days ago
4.5 stars. Medical thriller + courtroom drama + murder mystery = jam packed, exciting new thriller by D.J. Palmer! The back of the ARC says "Can you love someone to death?" and this is the question at the heart of the story. Teenage Meghan has been "sick" for years. With many nondescript and vague symptoms, she has seen countless specialists in the pursuit of a diagnosis at the direction of her mother, Becky. But when Becky is accused of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, the question becomes, "Is Meghan really sick?" Or is her mother pursuing a diagnosis that doesn't exist? Munchausen syndrome by proxy has always fascinated me and I thought D.J. Palmer did a great job introducing it and giving the reader an idea of just how hard it is to diagnose. I found myself throughout the book unable to pick a side, wavering back and forth between believing Becky's account of events and then getting on board with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). I imagine real Munchausen cases give people similar mixed feelings and precariousness, so I appreciated that Palmer wrote the book with an element of uncertainty. I feel like the thriller genre is getting pretty saturated with the "same old, same old" type of story. Usually the titles begin with "The Woman [fill in the blank]" or "The Girl [fill in the blank]," and have an unreliable narrator. It is hard to find a story that is unique and different. And I think D.J. Palmer accomplished that. I honestly didn't know what was going to happen as the story went on and didn't feel like it was predictable. In fact, the ending really threw me for a loop so if you're looking for a great twist, I would recommend this book. Saving Meghan is a look at what it means to be a parent. What lengths would you go to for your child? How much is too much? How much can adversity can a marriage take? What happens when your role as a spouse takes a backseat to your role as a parent? So many interesting social questions and one wile ride. This is a must read and would make a great buddy read! -I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, D.J. Palmer, and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to review.-
blonde_betty 4 days ago
Becky Gerard is on a mission to find out what is wrong with her daughter Megan. Becky learned from her Mother at a very young age to manipulate the medical profession to get what she wants and right now she wants confirmation Megan has a little know rare disease. Becky's husband Carl believes Becky has gone too far in pushing for a cause of Megan's illness. To complicate matters, Megan is keeping something from her Mother that is adding to her distress. Is Becky making Megan sick? It makes you wonder just how far you would go if it were your child. This is an interesting book with lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing until close to the end. I did like how the author tied up all the loose ends at the end of the book. The characters were well developed and rang true. The character Becky was so complex I could never tell who she really was. I did like the character Zach but I didn't like the ending. I would have hoped for something better for the doctor! This would make a good movie. I would recommended the book. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
bookluvr35SL 4 days ago
Meghan's health has been slowly failing and her parents are at odds over what to do. Becky refuses to stop searching for a diagnosis, while her husband Carl has begun to feel like enough is enough. When one of the doctors consulting on Meghan's case has Meghan taken away and Becky stands accused of Munchausen By Proxy, Becky must also fight to clear her name and get her daughter back. This book was a roller coaster ride of emotions, full of suspense, and a shocking ending. I felt empathy for Becky and her daughter, while a little nugget of doubt at the back of my mind wondered if it could possibly be true. The characters were realistic and the storyline was captivating. I highly recommend this book!
bamcooks 5 days ago
"Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a mental health problem in which a caregiver makes up or causes an illness or injury in a person under his or her care, such as a child. Because vulnerable people are the victims, MSBP is a form of child abuse." Becky Gerard is about to take a flight to California to visit her dying mother when she learns her fifteen-year-old daughter Meghan is in the emergency room. Becky throws a fit until they allow her to leave the plane which had been taxiing for take off. While at the hospital, Becky calls on her many cozy relationships with doctors to get her daughter more tests. All come back negative. Meghan's medical file is as thick as War and Peace. Meghan's father Carl learns of a doctor who is a specialist in mitochondrial disease, Dr Zack Fisher, who feels that might be what is wrong with Meghan. Unfortunately, tests he runs are inconclusive and Meghan is too afraid of needles to have a muscle biopsy done that might give a more definitive result. When she falls ill yet again with no apparent cause, Dr Amanda Nash begins to suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy as defined above and works with the hospital to get Meghan removed from the Gerard home. How can Becky prove Meghan is really ill and bring her child back home? The story is told by three characters, two in third person point of view--Becky and Zach; and Meghan's first person point of view. Although Meghan is a delightful kid, I really could not connect to these characters and found the pace of the story to be plodding. There are hints of behaviors that are kept secret and it takes till nearly the story's end to reveal these important secrets. I enjoyed the twist to the ending though; the pace of the plot picks up considerably at that point and things suddenly make sense. Is this a family drama or a mystery? Read the book to decide. I received an arc of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review.
LuvSnoop42 5 days ago
I liked it! I don't usually go for medical thrillers, but this was an ARC and I gave it a shot. I really liked it. I had several ideas of what was going on with Meghan, and although I did figure it out sooner, rather than later, it was still a suspenseful and entertaining read! I look forward to more from Mr. Palmer! Thank you to #StMartinsPress for the ARC!
TarynLee 6 days ago
This was an exceptional read that pulled me in from the first word and didn't let me go until the end. Meghan is a young teenage girl who up until the past year has enjoyed her life and all it had to offer. School, soccer, and friends were a huge part of her life and then she started becoming ill. Symptom after symptom was look at by doctor after doctor and the diagnosis unfortunately was one that all these doctors couldn't come up with one. Test after test came back and they each said nothing was wrong with Meghan. Becky loves her daughter and finding a diagnosis for her Meghan's illness dominates her life. She would go to the ends of the earth for her child but after so long without any interpretation of Meghan's illness not everyone agrees. Her father Carl thinks her mother is pushing the illness in their daughter and is ready for it all to end. After another bad episode and a visit to yet more doctors one brings up the idea that Becky might have Muchausen's and is causing her daughter's illness. Would a mother go to those links just to get attention? If that isn't the cause could Meghan herself be taking everything and if so why? As time passes the Gerard family starts looking toward each other as being the culprit, how far would they each go? No one seems to be looking at Carl, but could be be the one behind it all? Becky is certain her daughter is I'll and will do whatever it takes to show everyone she is right, but is she? This was a wonderfully intense read that had me on edge the entire time. My emotions changed throughout and I hoped that the characters I was rooting for would be on the side of good. I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to see what the author offers up next!!!
BettyTaylor 6 days ago
Becky Gerard appears to have the perfect life with her husband Carl and 15-year-old daughter Meghan. However, Meghan lives with a series of medical issues, none of which can be diagnosed. Becky’s obsession with finding what is causing Meghan’s symptoms has begun to put a strain on her marriage. Eventually Becky crosses paths with Dr. Zach Fisher who believes that Meghan has the same illusive illness that his son died from. While Dr. Fisher is adamant that Meghan has this illusive condition, the rest of the medical community begins to suspect Becky may be exhibiting Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological disorder marked by attention-seeking behavior by a caregiver through those who are in their care. The tension ratchets up leading to whatever it takes to save Meghan. With numerous twists and turns, secrets and lies are exposed and you are kept guessing until the very end. The story drags at the beginning as it gives the reader Becky’s backstory. The idea that a mother could deliberately put her child through unending needless medical tests in order to gain attention is quite disturbing. But her backstory sets the stage for Becky’s relationship with her daughter. About halfway through the book the story takes off and you are on a wild ride. The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Becky, Meghan, and Zack. That worked well as it reveals Meghan’s fear and confusion, but also her steadfast love for her mother and Zack’s self-inflicted guilt in his son’s death.
CLynnT 6 days ago
Becky Gerard is obviously an unstable, depressed woman. Her marriage is on the rocks, she lost her young son to SIDS and she’s convinced her 15-year-old daughter has some strange undiagnosed disease. She’s an open and shut case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. As you listen to Becky’s thoughts, how she rambles on with no set focus, you begin to wonder if her daughter will survive her mother’s constant barrage of testing and disciplined care; if her young son’s death really was due to SIDS, and just how much will her sweet and hunky husband Carl be able to stand before taking Meghan away from Becky, saving her from a slow and painful death at the hands of her own mother. And Meghan, such a sweet and innocent young lady who only wants to please her mother, really can’t describe her symptoms, only that they’re very unpredictable and suddenly painful. And they often seem to occur when she’s around her mom. The only thing she can attribute any discomfort to is the painful secret she’s harboring against her dad. So wait. Is sweet and hunky Carl doing something to harm his daughter? He sure loves to catch the eye of other women, especially the drop-dead gorgeous doctor he’s recommended for Meghan’s care. Just when you’re sure you’ve got this plot pegged and you decide to keep reading just out of curiosity, Bam! Another twist you never saw coming. So you keep reading and keep questioning. One minute the answer is so obvious, but the next, you’re back at peg one. D.J. Palmer has done it to you again. This is an enjoyable quick paced read with lots of twists and turns! (I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for making it available.)
scambra 6 days ago
Saving Meghan is every parents nightmare. Full of twists and turns with a shocking conclusion that you won’t see coming. I couldn’t read this book fast enough to find out the truth! I look forward to more from DJ Palmer. *Thank you St. Martins Press for the advanced reader copy.
SL22268 7 days ago
Lots of Twists and Turns! Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an e-ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Meghan has been in and out of hospitals and doctor's care and they cannot figure out what is wrong with her. Her mother seems obsessed with finding out what is wrong and the medical staff starts to think that Megan has Munchhausen by Proxy as they cannot figure out what is wrong. Becky, her mother, fits the criteria, especially having lost a child to SIDS years ago. Meghan's father, Carl, seems to start to suspect this as well. Once a few of the doctors get a hold of Meghan, they start to think they have it figured out, but due to Megan's fear of needles, cannot do the test needed. This is just the start of all of the craziness that lies ahead! This book had twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and the ending was completely different than I had anticipated. Loved all of the bizarre revolutions and until the end, I was convinced I knew what was going to happen. Highly recommend!
Anonymous 7 days ago
A very special thank you to Macmillan Publishers, St. Martin's Press, and author D.J. Palmer for the free ARC of Saving Meghan in exchange for an honest review. This book had me hooked from the beginning! I really enjoyed reading the story from different characters perspectives, this made it fast paced for me. I do wish I knew more from Carl's perspective. What did he really think? Was there a time that he ever believed his wife? Why did his relationship with his daughter change so much? I found myself going back and forth wanting to Protect Meghan from both her parents and the doctors. Yet wanting to Believe Becky that her daughter is truly sick and she's not medically abusing her. I felt sympathy for both Meghan and Becky. DJ Palmer had me guessing up until the very end. He brought the story and its characters to life, and left me wanting more. I'm not big on medical thrillers but after reading this I'll definitely be looking for more books by this author and in this genre. *Saving Meghan goes on sale April 9, 2019. Available for Pre-Order now*
MeganLeprich 8 days ago
Thank you so much to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I'm not even sure where to start with this book. After reading the synopsis I immediately thought it was the mom making the kid sick and I thought to myself why would the author give that much information away which would leave no mystery or thrills to the novel. Then as I started reading the book I strongly felt it was the mom, then I thought it was someone else, and then I got to the end of the book and found out who was really hurting Meghan and I was in complete shock. Becky's daughter Meghan has been sick for awhile and no doctor or specialist can seem to figure out why. All of her test results come back normal and she appears to be a healthy 15-year-old, just skinny and pale which could be attributed to the fact that she never has an appetite. After Becky's husband Carl finds a specialist for a disease they hadn't considered they think they will finally get the answers they've been searching for. Then Becky starts being investigated for Munchausen syndrome by proxy which Carl believes stems from Becky's mother faking illnesses and having Becky lie for her growing up. Just as the Gerard family feels they're starting to get answers their while world is taken from them by someone with a sinister plot. This was honestly one of the best mystery/suspense novels I've read in a very long time. I found the beginning of the book to be a little slow for me but I think that was due to a lot of information being thrown out at once. Once I started reading further into the book I was drawn in and couldn't finish the book fast enough. I loved all of the characters especially Becky since she was a total mama bear determined to get her child better no matter what it took. There was a few times in the book where I feel she reverted back to how her mother used to have her act but she was honestly trying to do it in the best interest of her child which I think any mom with a sick kid would do. Trust me when I say the ending will leave you reeling.
GoABraves 8 days ago
Meghan Gerard is 15 but not your typical teenager, in and out of the hospital or doctors offices all she wants to be a a normal teenager. Her mom. Becky would do anything for her as does her father Carl. But doctors begin to wonder - could Becky be the cause for Meghan's problems? Could it be Muchausen syndrome because they find nothing wrong with Meghan. A read that you start to pick a side.. #ProtectMeghan but do you #BelieveBecky? Twist and turns, and you start down a road to take the fork in the road. D.J. Palmer takes you on an adventure. THANK YOU - St. Martin's Press for the advanced reader copy.
TheBookBag 8 days ago
Saving Meghan will have you, as the reader, questioning each character's motive and wondering who you can believe. And then, when you least expect it, you'll get hit from left field. I knew when I started this book that there were going to be twists and unexpected turns so as I was reading it, I kept looking for the holes in peoples' stories, doubting everyone's actions. Reading like that, expecting the worst in everyone, had me on the edge of my seat through the whole book. What a tense, but exciting journey! I loved this page-turning, extraordinary story and can't wait to see what else D. J. has in store for his readers.
SheTreadsSoftly 9 days ago
Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer is a recommended domestic medical thriller. Becky Gerard is a devoted mother who only wants her only child, Meghan, to be well and healthy, but Meghan has been struggling with a mysterious, undiagnosed illness. Becky has learned the medical jargon and made personal connections with specialists while trying to help Meghan. Carl, Becky's husband and Meghan's father, doubts Becky's motives. He thinks she is obsessed and making Meghan ill by her treatment of her. When Becky meets with several new specialists she gets a new diagnosis for Meghan and a diagnosis for herself. While one specialist, Dr. Zach Fisher, believes Meghan has mitochondrial disease, another more powerful MD, Dr. Amanda Nash, believes Becky has Munchausen syndrome by proxy and maneuvers the situation for the state to take custody of Meghan. Now Becky is fighting for the life of her child and her reputation. The narrative is told through several different characters, including Becky, Meghan, and Zach, with Becky being the main narrator. Becky and Carl both are rude and unpleasant characters, although we are repeatedly told how darn attractive they are and how much this matters to everyone they encounter. Becky is such an annoying character - egotistical, privileged, and manipulative - that it is difficult to muster sympathy for her. It is clear, from the start, that Becky will be accused of Munchausen's. She is so unlikable that it is easy to believe except for snippets from Meghan's narrative which suggest something else is going on in her family. The writing is good, in spite of the unpleasant characters. This is a medical thriller that will pass the time if you simple overlook the traits of the characters and just follow the plot. There are some twists and surprises, however the pacing is a little slow at times. While there is a lot of medical jargon, it does serve to highlight Becky's obsession with Meghan's medical condition which helps to make Becky's diagnosis believable. This was a 3.5 for me, but I'm rounding down because the novel was a chore to read at certain junctures. A strong airplane book choice. Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of St. Martin's Press.
SmittenForFiction 9 days ago
I received a complimentary copy of Saving Meghan from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. Saving Meghan begins with Becky on a plane about to leave Boston for Los Angeles to see her dying mother. Her daughter, Meghan, has had a strange illness for years and after receiving a text from her husband that Meghan is in the hospital, Becky forces the plane back to the terminal. Becky believes her daughter and has taken her to see many doctors to try to figure out what's wrong, while Becky's husband, Carl, believes it's Becky's messed up childhood that's making her think Meghan is sick when she isn't. Carl finds a new doctor, Dr. Zach, who thinks Meghan has mitochondrial disease. Meghan is secretly taken to the mental health ward while Becky and Carl are in the emergency waiting room. The mental health professionals think Meghan's illness is in her mind and her mother is charged with Münchausen syndrome by proxy. The rest of the story is a roller coaster that'll keep you guessing till the end. The writing style was a little strange for me at first because t ofwo perspectives (Becky and Zach) are told in third person, while Meghan's is first person point of view. They are all unreliable and unlikable, which made me second-guess myself and not trust any of them. › Becky, 48 years-old, is described as "annoyingly thin". What's that all about? The women are painted as "bad", and pretty much all the women doubted themselves, had anxiety or a mental health issue. › I would have liked to have seen more diversity and gender equality. It would have been fantastic to have had more scenes with Becky's mother, Cora. › Unrealistic incidents made Saving Meghan feel corny. I did figure out one part of the mystery but blindsided by another piece. It's refreshing when a mystery/thriller has a smaller cast, and the big reveal is a character that isn't some stranger on the sidelines. › Parenthood, in particular mother/daughter relationships, is a big theme in this novel. As a mother, my heart broke for Becky and I often found myself taking her side. › Dr. Zach is the one character that I liked for the entire story. After his son died from mitochondrial disease Zach became an expert in the field and some have accused him of over-diagnosing the disease. My heart broke for him. I just wanted him to have a happy ending. › Truth and trust also play a big part in this thriller. Becky is on the verge of losing her sanity and she somehow needs to figure out who she can trust. After twenty years of marriage, Becky and Carl learn just how much their marriage can be tested. › The big question is, how far would you go to save your child? A few years ago my daughter was experiencing strange stomach pains for about a year. I brought her to our family doctor and the emergency room and they would send us home saying she's probably just constipated. No one was listening to what we said and it was incredibly frustrating. Thankfully, after pushing for a referral we were able to see a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who was extremely thorough and able to fix the problem. If her pain would have continued for years as it did for Meghan, I probably would have become just as angry as Becky. › I liked the ending even though I did guess a part of the mystery early-on. With secrets, lies, and drama, Saving Meghan is an exciting read, great for fans of domestic thrillers and medical mysteries.
WLRagan 9 days ago
Meghan has a mystery illness that is causing her a variety of random symptoms. Her mother, Becky, is constantly taking her to see a new specialist in hopes of getting a diagnoses. Her father, Carl, waivers between wanting to help his daughter and believing it isn’t real. Carl finds a doctor with a diagnoses that seems to explain so much of what has been going on. This sets off a chain of events that turn their entire world upside down. Wow what an amazing job the author did of bringing this story to life. It is a new to me author and I will be looking for more of his work. He has created characters that everyone can relate to. Even if we have not experienced the heartbreak this family has gone through, we can feel for them. The author kept you guessing right up until the end who was to blame. I honestly can say I suspected everyone but the one responsible so job well done. I love a good thriller and this one delivered!
JamieS 9 days ago
Thank you @StMartinsPress for the Advance Reader copy of this book. I was so excited when I got it and once I started reading couldn't put it down. What would you do if you were convinced something medically was wrong with your daughter, but tests showed nothing and no one believed you. This is the problem Becky Gerard faces. She knows something is wrong with Meghan but no test or doctor can find anything wrong with her. When Meghan's health takes a drastic turn, doctors suspect that she has Munchausen syndrome by proxy, caused by her mother. This begins the battle for Becky to prove she is right and to get someone to believe her in order to save her daughter. This kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting to keep reading to see what would happen. This was a suspenseful book full of many twists and shows the lengths a mother will go to for her child. I highly recommend this book!
gmcootie 9 days ago
In the acknowledgements for Saving Meghan, author D. J. Palmer writes, “I am here to entertain, enthrall, and thrill you, and to that end, I hope I have exceeded your expectations – wildly so at that.” Well done, D. J. Palmer. Saving Meghan is one wild ride from start to finish. From the very first page, I was swinging back and forth from Team Meghan to Team Becky and sometimes to Team Carl. Nobody made a good first impression, but everybody eventually got my sympathy. Becky was a manipulative, sneaky liar and could be very cold, but there was no doubt she loved her daughter more than anything. Meghan wasn’t really a sweet innocent teen, but whether she was making herself sick or Becky was causing it, she was in agony much of the time and her life as a smart, active high schooler had all but disappeared. Carl almost seemed like a victim at times. There was something between Carl and Meghan – something she saw? Something he did?? To her??? But it seemed apparent he wanted his daughter to be normal and well and was beginning to worry that there may be something seriously wrong with his wife. Carl, Becky and Meghan are a family, but a family with secrets and lies and suspicions. And everyone they interact with seems to have an ulterior motive, a hidden agenda. Saving Meghan is riveting and the plot moves at a lightning pace, full of danger and suspense. There are plenty of twists, and twisted relationships, that had me guessing – incorrectly – until the very end. I kept changing my mind about who could be at fault or what was really happening, and even though I knew it wasn’t likely I kept hoping for the fairy-tale ending with one big happy family on the final page. D. J. Palmer does an excellent job of keeping you engaged and making your sympathies change almost from page to page. Thanks for St. Martin’s Press for providing an advance copy for me to read and review. I thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely recommend it. #SavingMeghan #ProtectMeghan #BelieveBecky
IrishEyes430 9 days ago
This is one of the best books I’ve read in quite a while. Meghan is a fifteen year old girl whose life has been plagued by illness. The doctors seem unable to find the cause of her symptom and now her illness seems worse. Her mother Becky is desperate to find a cure for these illnesses, yet her father Carl seems to be getting more and more impatient with them and the situation. Trying different doctors and facilities doesn’t seem to work. In the meantime, it is taking quite a toll on Becky and Carl’s marriage. I could feel Becky’s desperation and frustration. Then came the ending and it completely blew me away! I had my own opinion about what could be happening but in no way could I figure out what the ending would be and how shocking it was. I highly recommend this book!
Carolefort 9 days ago
Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer is a medical drama injected with many twists and turns. Fifteen-year-old Meghan is the daughter of Becky and Carl Gerard. For years she has been plagued by mysterious illnesses which have baffled numerous physicians and divided her parents when it comes to deciding what to do. When her health deteriorates further, doctors and social workers begin to suspect Becky of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, meaning that the parent makes her child sick on purpose to gain attention and admiration. What could be the cause of Meghan's ill health? Just when the reader thinks the mystery is solved, something or someone else moves the story into another direction. Saving Meghan will keep you entertained and guessing until the last page. Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.