Baby Doll

Baby Doll

Book - 2016
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You've been held captive in one room, 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 about what happens next Lily knows that she must bring the man who nearly ruined her life to justice. But she never imagined that reconnecting with her family would be just as difficult. Reclaiming her relationship with her twin sister, her mother, and her high school sweetheart, who is in love with her sister, may be Lily's greatest challenge. After all they've been through, can Lily and her family find their way back after this life-altering trauma?
Publisher: London :, Century,, 2016.
ISBN: 9781780895062
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY
Characteristics: 281 pages ;,23 cm.

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4catsdogs
Sep 29, 2017

The plot was well done, but what a pity the writing was so appalling. It reads like That's Life! or True Confessions magazine. The F word is on every page, and the C word, p****d, s**t and c**p are liberally sprinkled throughout too. I am no prude, but so much bad language put the book into the trashy category.
I didn't like any of the characters. The victim's persona was patchy. One minute she would be demonstrating how she had been conditioned to behave in a certain way, and the next minute she was portrayed as a strong, independent woman.
The villain was drawn well and the suspense was sustained almost until the end, but overall I thought the book was pretty terrible. I don't accept all the rave reviews. All I can say is the author must have a lot of online friends.

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Doobie2_0
Jun 30, 2017

This book is the best book in 2016. I couldn't put it down.

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LaurieAaland
Dec 21, 2016

Very well written first novel from the author. I could hardly put it down.

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smmeloche
Oct 16, 2016

Whoa. That is the one word I have to describe this novel. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton is her debut novel and what a debut it is!

This book sucked me in right away and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved this book! I would consider it a "must read"

For my full review (and other reviews too!) visit my blog, Clues and Reviews.
https://cluesandreviews.wordpress.com/

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Violet_Panda_52
Jul 24, 2016

I read this book because of comments made that it was better than Gone Girl and Girl On The Train....NOTHING like those books. This was simply a story about a girl that was kidnapped and what happens after she escapes. There are NO interesting twists or surprises. I was VERY disappointed...no twists and turns, no surprises.

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trbateman
Jun 17, 2016

OK, I got an advanced reader of this book. What happens when you were kidnapped as a teen, and finally manage to escape from your abductor, with your young child? You would think it would be all joy and happiness and revenge. Oh, there's revenge here, but a lot has happened since she was kidnapped. Things have changed. This book is almost impossible to put down. The writing is compelling and keeps the reader guessing. Unfortunately there are issues with bad language. That might not bother some readers, but I had to do a lot of mental editing. This is the author's first book. It bodes well for her future career.

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