Can you love someone to death?
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 intervene and immediately suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a rare behavioral disorder where the primary caretaker, typically the mother, 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?
Saving Meghan is a riveting new thriller full of secrets and lies from author D.J. Palmer.
Praise for Saving Meghan: "Plenty of twists...will keep you turning the pages as you guess...and guess again." —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of After Anna
"An acute, sensitive portrayal of family love under extreme stress...[with] a touch of Hitchcock." —William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob
"Smart and taunt...Moves at a lightning pace." —Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife
|Grouped Work ID||d0635703-a59d-4b17-826f-cd99227c2140|
|Grouping Title||saving meghan|
|Grouping Author||palmer daniel|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-20 14:08:54PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-12 04:44:39AM|
|author||Palmer, Daniel, 1962-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
Columbia Pike New Fiction
Plaza New Fiction
|display_description||"The Gerard family has lived a charmed life. Carl is a highly successful residential developer with millions in the bank who married his high school sweetheart, Becky, and they have a beautiful daughter, Meghan. But when Meghan is suddenly struck with a mysterious illness that starts out as chronic headaches and joint pain but progresses rapidly to affect her cognitive ability, the family begins to fracture as they search desperately for a diagnosis and and a cure for Meghan's suffering. Dr. Zachary Fisher, a pediatrician and the foremost expert on a rare mitochondrial disease, might just be the answer to their prayers. After the death of his own son, Dr. Fisher dedicated his life to finding a way to cure the disease with a passion that borders on obsession, and he is convinced that Meghan is suffering from the same illness. However, family secrets and clashing medical opinions begin to raise questions about the puzzling nature of Meghan's illness. As the Gerards grow more and more suspicious of each other and their medical team, they must also race against the clock to decide whether to give Meghan a dangerous test that could prove once and for all what -- or who -- is responsible for her condition"--|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Families -- Fiction|
Family secrets -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Munchausen syndrome by proxy -- Fiction
|title_full||Saving Meghan / D. J. Palmer|