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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

"What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page." -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Die Again

Escape was just the beginning. 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 Lily, to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter...and to her captor.   

For fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, BABY DOLL is the most tense thriller you will read this year. @goodreads 






A dead bolt has a very specific sound. Lily was an expert at recognizing certain sounds--the creak of the floorboards signaling his arrival, the mice scurrying across the concrete in search for food. But Lily always braced herself for the sound of the dead bolt, listening as metal scraped against the metal. The lock as beginning to rust, so it always took him several tries. But inevitably, she would hear the click, the sound that meant they were trapped for another week, another month, another year. But tonight, she heard nothing. Only deafening silence. Hours passed, and she couldn't stop thinking about the lock.

Lily has was taken when she was sixteen by someone that was a prominent person in the community. His name is Rick. He kept her in the basement of his cabin in the woods for eight years. This is where she also gave birth to their child Sky from the multiple rapes from Rick. She suffered a lot of abuse in the little basement. But one time... just one time.. he forgets to latch the lock.


I was so nervous that Lily and Sky weren't going to make it. I thought it would be some sick joke. But it was a harsh reality when Lily realized how close to home she actually was and that's even scarier.

The book is told from multiply POVs. You have Lily, Rick (evil man), Eve (Lily's Mom) and Abby (Lily's twin sister.) They all have important parts to play in the book.

Abby has pined for her twin sister ever since she was taken. She kept telling people that Lily was still alive and she was right when Lily shows up on the doorstep with Sky. Abby has a very volatile temper. She's very protective of Lily and she does a very good job in my opinion. But there is one thing that Abby is afraid for Lily to know. She doesn't want to hurt her. I won't get into all of that, you can read the book.

As you can figure, the family goes through a lot of stuff. They have to face the trial with Rick and let me tell you... I did not see that coming. It was so wonderful and maybe I shouldn't say that but I felt that way. Sometimes people get what they deserve that the justice system just can't do for themselves.

At first I was torn between a three star or what because at first the book did sound similar to another book. But then the book took off in another direction and I really enjoyed it. Okay if I confess the part that turned me around was in the courtroom and what lovely feelings revenge can make you feel against someone that hurts women. There was a great happily ever after as well as their should be in this case.

*I would like to thank Netgalley and Redhook Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.*





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