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Saving Meghan

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Saving Meghan is a riveting new thriller full of secrets and lies from author D.J. Palmer. 

Can you love someone to death? 

Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others, including her husband, Carl, claim she's obsessed and can't stop the vicious circle of finding a cure at her daughter's expense. 

Fifteen-year-old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals with a plague of unexplained illnesses. But when the ailments take a sharp turn, clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of Meghan’s illness. Doctors suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker seeks medical help for made-up symptoms of a child. Is this what's going on? Or is there something even more sinister at hand? 

As the Gerards grow more and more suspicious of each other and their medical team, Becky must race against time to prove her daughter has a deadly disease. But first, she must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten to not only upend her once-ordered life...but to destroy it. 

Praise for Saving Meghan:  

"Plenty of twists...will keep you turning the pages as you guess...and guess again." (Lisa Scottoline, New York Times best-selling author of After Anna)

"An acute, sensitive portrayal of family love under extreme stress...[with] a touch of Hitchcock." (William Landay, New York Times best-selling author of Defending Jacob)

"Smart and taut.... Moves at a lightning pace." (Alafair Burke, New York Times best-selling author of The Wife)

©2019 Daniel Palmer (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

“DJ Palmer captivates readers with the fine line between a mother on a mission and a mother who’s gone way too far. With a young girl’s life hanging in the balance, the stakes couldn’t be higher in this pulse-pounding winner of a thriller.” (Lisa Gardner, number-one New York Times best-selling author) 

“Mother doesn’t always know best in this thrill ride of a novel. Palmer expertly weaves together a story of family skeletons, a teenage girl’s medical crisis - and the mother of all questions at the crux of it - what’s real and what’s imagined? Gripping and twisted.” (Karin Slaughter, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

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Great Read!

I usually read a lot of historical fiction, so this was different from what I'm used to. I got through it pretty fast, really wanting to see what happened at the end. There were a lot of plot twists, and I was surprised to see what eventually happened. I found myself trying to figure it out, but not really sure what would happen. He wraps up everything nicely. Very entertaining and enjoyable read that keeps you thinking right up until the end! This would make a great movie!

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What an audio book should be!

Really enjoyed - great listen
Highly recommend getting lost in Meghan’s world for a few hours

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Predictable

Was able to figure a reasonably accurate version of plot in the early part of the book. Plot could have been shorter. Loved the medical focus and information around.

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Written for TV

Entertaining story but very predictable and very much written with TV/movie rights in mind.

Overall entertaining for a long car ride but also not great.