We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Wrobel’s chilling debut, The Recovery of Rose Gold (UK) / Darling Rose Gold (US), is available today in UK paperback with this striking new electric blue jacket, and is also a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick.
The hardback edition was first published by Penguin Random House / Penguin Michael Joseph in March 2020 to huge success. It received widespread attention from multiple press outlets, including PopSugar’s roundup of ‘27 exciting debut authors‘, Forbes’ ‘10 most popular 2020 debut novels‘ , Bustle’s ‘Must-Read Books‘, Newsweek’s ‘20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020‘, as well as the Chicago Tribune’s article on ‘hometown debut authors‘. It was also personally recommended by Whoopi Goldberg on ABC News’ The View and included in a list of favourite books to binge while social distancing, and it hit No. 10 on Canada’s top national newspaper, the Globe and Mail. In January 2021, the novel was nominated for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
The Recovery of Rose Gold has also been published as Richard & Judy Book Club Pick. We can’t wait for a whole new group of readers to discover Rose and Patty’s frightfully twisted mother-daughter relationship, and you can have a look at the bold campaign visual here:
Since publication, The Recovery of Rose Gold has received glowing reviews:
‘With a genuine menace seeping from every twist and turn. . . worthy of Patricia Highsmith at her finest’ Daily Mail
‘A spine-chilling thriller injected with themes of obsession and revenge . . . Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train . . . set to be next year’s biggest thriller’ Stylist
‘A rivetingly nasty psychological duel’ Sunday Times
‘Sensationally good – two complex characters power the story like a nuclear reaction, and won’t let you forget them. Wrobel is one to watch’ Lee Child
‘This book has it all – a killer premise, twisty plotting, crisp writing and compelling characters. Dazzling, dark and utterly delicious’ J. P. Delaney, bestselling author of The Girl Before
‘An absolutely brilliant book; funny, dark, authentic and a total page turner. I loved it’ Lisa Jewell, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs
We are so excited for everyone to discover this chilling thriller…
Rose Gold Watts believed she was sick for eighteen years.
Turned out her mother was a really good liar.
After five years in prison, Patty Watts is finally free. All she wants is to put old grievances behind her, reconcile with the daughter who testified against her – and care for her new infant grandson.
When Rose Gold agrees to have Patty move in, it seems their relationship is truly on the mend. And she has waited such a long time for her mother to come home.
But has Patty truly forgotten their past?
And is Rose Gold really able to forgive?
A gripping and electrifying tale that will make you question your allegiances until the very end . . .
A huge congratulations to the talented Stephanie Wrobel on this very exciting day.