January 22, 2021

The Perfect Daughter Review

Title: The Perfect Daughter
Author: D.J. Palmer
Style: Mystery/Thriller
Rating: 5/5

Thank you NetGalley and St Martin's Press for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.  The Perfect Daughter hits stores April 20th!

Penny was found at the murder scene covered in blood with the murder weapon in her hand.  The victim is her birth mother, Rachel.  When Penny was four, she was found by Grace, abandon at a park. Even with a mysterious and likely troubled past, Grace and her husband Arthur adopt Penny. As she grew she began to develop new personas or personalities.  They took Penny to many doctors who felt she was putting on a show to help deal with her past traumas.  Now with Rachel murdered Grace and Dr Mitch McHuge must find answers to what happened. Does Penny really suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder (split personalities) or is she faking and a psychopath?

Dark and disturbing you won't want to miss this new thriller by DJ Palmer.  He has definitely become one of my favorite authors.   I have loved all his novels and this one did not disappoint.  The story will leave you on the edge of your seat.  It will drive you bananas as you try to figure out whats going on.  A story like this can be hard to articulate when you have one character who is actually multiple characters in one but Palmer has mastered this skill.  His attention to detail with Dissociative Identity Disorder was well researched and complex.  The only thing I didn't love about this book was Grace, Penny's mom.  She was kind of annoying at times but I think her actions are what any mother would do given the circumstances.  Overall I loved this book. It will likely be one of my favorite thrillers of the year.