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Publisher's Summary

"January LaVoy, woman of a thousand voices, is a great match for this twisty thriller about a teen with multiple personality disorder...LaVoy creates striking characters in fierce Grace and the troubled doctor, while giving Penny and her many alters distinct yet complementary voices. Narrator Dan Bittner voices journal entries by Penny's brother, Jack, which contextualize events in an earnest, vulnerable tone as he begs listeners to try to understand his sister." (AudioFile Magazine)

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.

Meet Ruby, who speaks with a British accent.
Then there’s Chloe, a perfectionist who strives for straight A’s in school.
And along comes Eve, who is spiteful and vicious.
All of them live inside Penny....
Or do they?

Penny Francone, age 16, is a murderer. Her guilt is beyond doubt: she was found alone in the victim’s apartment, covered in blood, holding the murder weapon. The victim’s identity and her secret relationship to Penny give Penny the perfect motive, sealing the deal. All the jury needs to decide now is where Penny will serve out her sentence. Will she be found not guilty by reason of insanity, as her lawyer intends to argue? Or will she get a life sentence in a maximum-security prison?

Already reeling from tragedy after the sudden passing of her beloved husband a few years before, now Grace is on her knees, grateful that Massachusetts doesn't allow the death penalty.

As Penny awaits trial in a state mental hospital, she is treated by Dr. Mitchell McHugh, a psychiatrist battling demons of his own. Grace’s determination to understand the why behind her daughter’s terrible crime fuels Mitch’s resolve to help the Francone family. Together, they set out in search of the truth about Penny, but discover instead a shocking hidden history of secrets, lies, and betrayals that threatens to consume them all.

The perfect daughter. Is she fooling them all?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 D.J. Palmer (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Great story, interesting topic

DJ has done it again, great book, amazing performance from January LaVoy as always! An interesting topic mixed with a great mystery.

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I was looking forward to this one. It keeps you questioning. Great narration.

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I felt like it was a long and drawn out book. The last 30-40 minutes was the most exciting part.

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Excellent!

Great story made even more entertaining by the incredible January LaVoy! Never a dull moment as the story progressed - loved it!

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Worth a credit or buy

After returning a book, the woman I spoke with from audible actually put this book in my wish list. She didn’t disappoint! The story line is very interesting, it kept me so engaged I stayed up all night listening to it.

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I was with this story for 2/3 of it…

I was into this story, but the actions of Grace were too much. I ended up disliking Grace. I understand being an advocate for your child, but she was too far gone for me. The actions or non actions of Ryan & his “confession “ & the big reveal of the villain put it over the edge of the ridiculous.

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Thank goodness for January Lavoy!

January Lavoy saved the day. I rolled my eyes at this storyline so frequently, that I thought it would get stuck at one point. If it weren't for January's soothing voice, I'd have given up

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I enjoyed this book and think I like this author. Still don't know what I think of the ending BUT I will say I didn't see that coming so... so I'd say success

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Can't go wrong with a January LaVoy-narrated book!

January LaVoy brings such life to books that might need a little help. While I enjoyed the concept and the book overall, the mother in this book was a bit unbearable. Maybe it's because I'm not a mother, but the constant disregard for everyone else around her except for her mentally ill daughter was annoying. The stubbornness, the unwillingness to compromise, the sheer stupidity at times...it was a bit much. But everything else was pretty solid. It was a fascinating look into trauma and DID, and the ending was pretty good as well.

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  • 05-19-22

Disappointing!

Thought the story would be interesting, however it was just skimmed over. No real substance to the characters. Had the most ridiculous ending. No depth. waste of a credit.

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  • 06-08-21

Don’t waste your time

This book was so bad I couldn’t finish it. Full of cliches and overblown descriptions. I got to the point where I really didn’t care what happened to the prefect daughter, her mother or the pizza restaurant!!

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