Before I begin and you start reading, I can promise you now there will be NO SPOILERS in this post!!!!
Have you ever been suggested a book to read, bought it, then put it somewhere and forgot about it for months? Well that’s exactly what I did with Baby Doll.
My friend and my fellow thriller book lover, Beth recommended Baby Doll to me around a year ago, I was straight online ready to purchase, only I was already reading one book and had another lined up. Then I stopped reading for a while and when it came to my holiday, there was another book I was desperate to read (which I ended up HATING).
On the one hand, I’m glad I didn’t end up taking Baby Doll on holiday, purely because I started and finished this book in just over 24 hours, if I took it on holiday, I probably wouldn’t have left the sun bed, I most certainly wouldn’t have made the friends I did because I wouldn’t have been able to get my nose out of it.
I’m telling you now… this book is BY FAR the best book I’ve read in such a long time!!!
“You’ve been held captive in one room.
You’ve been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old.
Then one night you realize your captor has left the door to your cell unlocked.
For the first time in eight years you’re free. This is what happens next…
Escape was just the beginning.”
The book begins with Lily escaping the make shift dungeon she’s been held hostage in for eight years. In a twist from the typical captive stories, this book allows you to see life after she’s escaped, adjusting to life back in the real world, finding out what her family went though during the years she was missing, , but most of all, trying to stay safe and ensure her kidnapper gets the punishment he deserves.
Why I loved it so much…
I’ve read a lot of thrillers but this one is more of a ‘life after the thriller’, with all the thriller elements we know and love.
There’s lots of shocking revelations, so many that when you get to the point where you tell yourself you’ll stop after this chapter and go to sleep, you just can’t. This book will leave you thinking about everything when you’re not reading. Each little bit of information will be going through your mind like a whirlwind until you reach the end, even then you’ll still be thinking about it constantly.
I loved the way it focused, not only on the victim, but everyone who was affected by what happened. The family and friends of the victim and the kidnapper in particular were interesting points of view that you wouldn’t necessarily think may be affected as much.
Reading this book has made me love reading again, I can’t wait to have a bit on money to be able to buy Hollie Overton’s other two books, The Walls and The Runaway, and I will not stop hoping and praying that Baby Doll will one day become a movie!!
Now get out there and get your copy of Baby Doll, I was planning on doing a giveaway of my own copy but Momma P and my auntie Clare are more than likely going to be reading it now.
Over the coming weeks, keep a look out for my interview with the amazingly talented Hollie Overton.