Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
Released: July 12, 2016
Read: August 2016
Format: ARC, 281 pages
Description on Goodreads:
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.
When I first read the inside description of Baby Doll, I expected that the kidnapper would get away with it. I thought it would be a simple novel about how Rick still finds ways to torture Lily even after she escapes, but I was mistaken. It's about the aftermath of Lily's eight year long disappearance, from the perspective of Lily herself, her twin sister, her mother, and her abuser. It's unique reading from Rick's point of view specifically. The way he says that Lily is in love with him gives you a glimpse of the madman he truly is. And the fact that no one knows how crazy he is, no one can see behind his cool and easy-going bravado, shows just how calculatively evil he is.
The story itself wasn't as thrilling or scary as I hoped, but it was an enjoyable one-time-read that was very informative. I didn't realize just how much one person could effect so many lives, for better, or for worse.
- "Sleep consumed her, a dark, voracious, and winged thing stealing her away from the crushing weight of her failures."
Recommended if you like: subtle thrillers, reading the thoughts of a psychopath, reading the aftermath of depressing events, twins, reading about kidnapping
Keep flipping pages,