The Perfect Daughter

The Perfect Daughter

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The Perfect Daughter is a thriller that explores the truth or lies behind a teenage girl's multiple personality disorder, from D.J. Palmer, the author of The New Husband.

Grace never dreamt she’d visit her teenaged daughter Penny in the locked ward of a decaying state psychiatric hospital, charged with the murder of a stranger. There was not much question of her daughter’s guilt. Police had her fingerprints on the murder weapon and the victim’s blood on her body and clothes. But they didn’t have a motive.

Grace blames herself, because that’s what mothers do—they look at their choices and wonder, what if? But hindsight offers little more than the chance for regret.

None of this was conceivable the day Penny came into her life. Then, it seemed like a miracle. Penny was found abandoned, with a mysterious past, and it felt like fate brought Penny to her, and her husband Arthur. But as she grew, Penny's actions grew more disturbing, and different "personalities" emerged.

Arthur and Grace took Penny to different psychiatrists, many of whom believed she was putting on a show to help manage her trauma. But Grace didn’t buy it. The personas were too real, too consistent. It had to be a severe multiple personality disorder. One determined psychiatrist, Dr. Mitch McHugh, helped discover someone new inside Penny—a young girl named Abigail. Is this the nameless girl who was abandoned in the park years ago? Mitch thinks Abigail is the key to Penny’s past and to the murder. But as Grace and Mitch dig deeper, they uncover dark and shocking secrets that put all their lives in grave danger.

Title:The Perfect Daughter
ISBN:9781250267924
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    The Perfect Daughter Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Holly hell! My jaw dropped, my nose hit the floor! Before losing other parts of my face: I’m screaming: this is freaking fascinating! This is like eating Wagyu steak accompanied with one bottle of S...

  • MarilynW

    The Perfect Daughter by D.J. Palmer Grace's adopted daughter, Penny, has multiple personalities and is finally diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). When Penny is sixteen, she takes th...

  • Mary Beth

    4.5 Stars Rounded Down!Grace has returned from a run to find her sixteen year old daughter, Penny gone. She has no idea where she could be. She then sees a police car with its lights on. The two men w...

  • Paromjit

    DJ Palmer's latest psychological thriller proves to be a brilliant and addictive read, the highlight of which for me was his impressive research into the mental health condition of Disassociative Iden...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO THIS GREAT THRILLER***This book checked all of the boxes for me!!!! Here we find the ultimate unreliable narrator in Penny, a young woman with DID (dissociative identity di...

  • Tina

    Holy Cow...Wow... This is a psychological thriller that just had me guessing and totally pulled into the storyline the whole time. I love that this book had me guessing and puzzle the whole book, and ...

  • Regina

    The Perfect Daughter is Daniel Palmer’s third domestic thriller using his D.J. Palmer pseudonym, and my (unpopular) opinion is that the third is a bit of a turd. Harsh, I know, but I found it so har...

  • Farrah

    3.5 ⭐ A decent thriller/suspense that takes place in one of my fav book locations - an ominous mental institution. And to my delight there were power-tripping guards, a doctor battling his own perso...

  • megs_bookrack

    After Grace discovers a four-year old girl abandoned in a local park, she knows the little one is destined to be her daughter. Grace fights hard to foster the girl and ultimately adopts her into their...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*Finding a Penny is supposed to be good luck…right!?💁🏻‍♀‍Grace and her husband were very content raising their two sons. Though Grace always longed for a daughter. When Grace and her ...