Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her only child. Others 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, doctors i ...more
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Fifteen year old Meghan has been in and out of hospitals, battling an illness that no doctor or test can detect. Her mother, Becky, has done of all of the research and talked to all of the doctors and still, Meghan continues to struggle with symptoms from an un-diagnosable disorder. As the symptoms continue and the illness remains a mystery, doubt begins to arise. M ...more
Becky is on the hot seat as her daughter Meghan fights for her life with a long line of unexplained illnesses.
Could they be made up for sympathy?
Is this a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, cancer, or a whole host of made up symptoms?
Could there be more underlying issues causing this 15 yo so much pain?
When the mom is borderline obsessed you know she's going to be examined closely and upon inspection the notion of her being mental becomes reality.
Could she really ...more
Becky and Carl’s daughter Meghan suffers from an undiagnosed medical condition, her condition rapidly deteriorating. One doctor suggests mitochondrial disease, another that Meghan’s illness is a product of Becky’s Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. Either, if untreated, might kill her.
My visceral negative reaction toward Becky, who seemed to relish the role of Mom ...more
The story is told around Meghan who is ill, or maybe not, because her mom Becky thinks she is, but her medical tests show otherwise. Along comes Dr. Fisher who thinks she has Mito - a disease his son died from. And then there are ...more
I will be highly recommending in Chapter Chatter Pub!
I just want to say how much I loved this book!
I was instantly hooked, I could not put it down. I ended up reading this book in under 24 hours, I just had to know what was going to happen next. The revelation in the end of the book is not what I had expected, I was totally surprised. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone I know!
Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
Saving Meghan is about a family that has already gone through tragedy and is now facing it once again.
Meghan is a young teen that has many health concerns but the doctors just can't seem to pinpoint what exactly is wrong with her. Her young life consists of doctor's appointments and a myriad of tests all showing inconclusive evidence of anything in particular. Her health issues are begi ...more
It’s really boring, and I feel like it just goes round in circles repeating the same thing. There’s no action in the story, and the pacing is beyond slow. I don’t care about any of the characters. Becky is very annoying, and Meghan’s character has the weirdest dialogue.
I would not recommend this book unless you need to be really bored.
(Thank you to St Martin’s Press for providing me with an ARC pape ...more
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
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 vicio ...more
Meghan has been mysteriously sick. Her mother has taken her to one doctor after another and has never been able to get a true diagnosis. Every test has come back as nothing and yet Meghan is still getting sick.
Meghan's father is tired of all the tests and starts to accuse his wife of putting this illness into their daughters' head.
Certain events happen that will make you question the mom, the dad, the doctors an ...more
Meghan, a teen with inexplicable and sudden symptoms for illness is struggling. Her only true ally is her mom, Becky who doggedly peruses answers to one question: what is wrong with Meghan? Her husband, Carl, is an unreliable partner to that end, often blaming her (not subtly) for Meghan’s woes.
After an incident, Becky and Carl seek additional medical advice for ...more
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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