Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
Date Read: June 2016
For fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, Baby Doll is the most tense thriller you will read this year.
Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter Sky has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the deadbolt unlocked.
This is what happens next...
...to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter...and to her captor.
Read for Review (BEA16 Publisher)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 3.25
First Thought when Finished: Baby Doll by Hollie Overton was a great premise but it suffered a bit from uneven storytelling.
Quick Thoughts: There were parts of this book that were really well done. The beginning 1/3 really had my hooked. I really liked hitting the ground running and the immediate fall out. The problem is I think there were too many POVs and that made all the characters a little one-dimensional. I wanted more depth to the characters and the story in general. This book really should have been a tad bit longer. I understand why the author chose to go the multi-POV route but it just took me out of the story in the middle. There were just story points I did not care about: The Mom’s love life, Abby’s drama. I think this all lead to the end being a little rushed. Overall though I did enjoy the book. It was an easy and quick read that did a great job of not pulling punches in responses to the situation. That was really compelling because we all could only guess how we would react in the same situation.
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