Saving Meghan gets a star from PW

Daniel Palmer (The First Family) makes his debut as D.J. Palmer with this page-turning medical thriller. Former real estate broker Becky Gerard’s time is consumed by her teenage daughter, Meghan, who has an undiagnosed illness. Once a star soccer player, Meghan is losing weight and has heart palpitations. Becky fears Meghan will die, making her the second child she’s lost after the devastating death of her firstborn to SIDS. Her continual efforts to push for a cure for Meghan’s condition puts stress on her already rocky marriage to Carl, who believes Meghan isn’t sick, but that Becky is somehow perpetuating their daughter’s illness by planting ideas in the girl’s head. Carl suspects Becky is working through an unresolved childhood trauma or is even inventing illnesses to keep Meghan in the safety of the medical system. Is it Munchhausen by proxy or is Meghan gravely ill? Palmer’s take on a dark and fascinating topic will keep the reader wondering to the very end. 100,000 announced first printing. Agent: Meg Ruly, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.)

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