July 12, 2016
"The pressure to keep her child safe was all consuming." ~ pg. 48
Lily has been held captive for eight years–3,110 days to be exact. Lily was a teenager when she was taken and now a mother locked in a 400-square foot damp, dark basement with her six-year-old daughter Sky. Imagine being held captive during the most impressionable years of your life. Imagine being a young child not knowing the world is so much bigger than the small basement prison you're kept in. But one day, their captor slips up; he leaves the deadbolt unlocked. Lily doesn't hesitate to grab Sky and escape! The real meat and potatoes of the story begins next.
"Her body was officially evidence." ~ pg. 71
Baby Doll is everything I wanted for a Room sequel. The aftermath of being kidnapped and held captive for years. The psychological effect on family and friends. The unknown for the innocent child suddenly introduced to a world outside of four walls. The legal outcome for the man responsible. The adjustment to life post-trauma. Baby Doll addresses it all. Kudos to the author for exploring beyond the tragedy.
So for the bookhearts that loved Room, I am sure you will want to read Baby Doll. For those that like reading well-written women's fiction, add Baby Doll to your TBR. Keep in mind it may be a bit tense for summer light reading. But if you are like me and can read any genre during any time of the year, the many plot twists in Baby Doll is worth reading now.
Happy Pub Day, Hollie Overton! Thanks for not dumping this manuscript.
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Baby Doll
Author: Hollie Overton
Published: July 2016