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. 

Penny, Ruby, Chole each have a different take about what happened on the night a horrific crime took place, but the problem is all three girls are the same person. THE PERFECT DAUGHTER explores the truth or lies behind a teenage girl's multiple personality disorder. What at first appears to be an open and shut murder investigation soon spirals into something far more sinister than anyone could have anticipated.

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Some would say Becky Gerard is a devoted mother and would do anything for her fifteen-year-old daughter, Meghan. Others, including her husband, Carl, claim she’s obsessed wither her daughter and fixated on finding a cure for the girls’s mysterious health problems. Doctors come to believe the root cause of Meghan puzzling ailment is a case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, perpetuated by Becky. Now Becky must race against time prove her daughter has a deadly disease. But first she must confront her darkest fears and family secrets that threaten not only to upend her once-ordered life…but to destroy it.


Saving Meghan
“DJ Palmer captivates readers with the fine line between a mother on a mission and a mother who’s gone way too far...the stakes couldn’t be higher in this pulse-pounding winner of a thriller.”
―Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Coming soon from D.J. Palmer and St. Martin’s Press, a novel of domestic suspense, THE NEW HUSBAND

Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you know them.


Nina Garrity learned this lesson the hard way after discovering that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But Glen's gone—presumably drowned while fishing      on his boat—so she can't confront him about the affair or any of his other misdeeds. A year-and-a-half after the accident, Nina considers herself a widow, even though the police never found a body. Following a chance encounter with Simon Fitch, a social studies teacher from her daughter Maggie's middle school, Nina finds love again and has hopes of putting her shattered life back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the suicide of his first wife, has found his dream girl in Nina. His charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's sixteen-year-old son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, but Maggie thinks she sees another side to this new man in their lives—a far darker side. Even Nina’s good friends wonder if Simon is supremely devoted—or dangerously possessive. But Nina is committed, not only to her soon-to-be new husband but also to resuming her former career as a social worker. Before she can move forward, however, Nina must first clear her conscience that she's not making another terrible choice in a man. In doing so, she will uncover the shocking truth: the greatest danger to her, and her children, are the lies people tell themselves.