Baby Doll by Hollie Overton | Review


Baby Doll
by Hollie Overton
Published by Redhook
on July 12th, 2016
Genre: Thriller, Mistery

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.

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Review Baby Doll

It’s been a while since I wrote a review. I might be a little rusty.

Baby Doll is a book that’s been in my kindle for a while, I forgot Penguin Random House sent it to me via netgalley months ago. It wasn’t till I watched Sasha’s review on youtube that I decided to give it a try.

Months ago, I read Collared by Nicole Williams, which main-plot is the same as Hollie Overton’s novel, the life of a woman after being kidnapped for many years. I did like Collared but I had some troubles understanding the character’s decisions and it seemed a little unrealistic.

But Baby Doll has done an amazing job filling the gaps Collared had. And the product is a compelling reading that keeps you on your toes through all the book. An one-sitting reading.

This fascinating and twisted story is told from four POVs, the victim Lily, her mother and twin sister and Rick, the kidnapper. And reading Rick’s POV was one of the most disturbing reading experiences I ever had. It was so hideous and disgusting that I was constantly amazed by Hollie’s writing.

You can truly appreciate the different writing styles for each narrator. Lily’s immaturity, her sister’s bitterness, her mother’s helplessness and how revolting Rick is.

It is true Baby Doll isn’t my average kind of reading but I have such a wonderful time, I truly regret not reading it sooner.

Trying to compare Baby Doll to Gone Girl and the Girl on the Train isn’t the right thing to do but it certainly can do no harm.