With an unusual focus, ‘Baby Doll’ is a menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read. Lily escapes captivity after eight years, she has suffered the unthinkable trauma of being mentally and physically abused, when she returns home, will she find it possible to live ‘happily ever after’? Chapters centre on one of four people, each chapter is short, throbbing with intensity, highlighting thoughts and feelings. Hollie Overton has written in a simple style, which feels necessary as the heartrending after effects of the kidnapping come to the fore. With sinister precision, the offender skulks through the pages, waiting, biding his time. I simply galloped through this dramatic tale, hoping yet apprehensive, would justice prevail? Encouraging thoughts to explore different avenues, ‘Baby Doll’ is a gritty, and captivating read.
This is a gripping and tense psychological thriller you'll devour in one sitting. Read the novel that kept Tess Gerritsen transfixed and entertained until the very last page .You've been hold captive in one room. You've been mentally and physically abused every day since you were sixteen years old. Then, one night, you realise 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. Praise for Baby Doll: What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page. (Tess Gerritsen). Compelling psychological thriller. (Daily Express). With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed...It's a really good read. (Stylist). Compelling first novel...Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next. (Publishers Weekly). If Overton's debut is anything to go by, she'll soon be up there with the best of them!. (Peterborough Evening Telegraph). Riveting from the first line. (Woman's Own). Gritty, captivating thriller.. (Love Reading). A gripping page-turner that will make you think about what it means to be free. (Glamour South Africa). Riveting and difficult to put down. (News Gazette). You'll feel the sudden urge to check the locks on your front door. (The Line Up).
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'A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.' -- Tess Gerritsen
'Compelling psychological thriller' Daily Express
'With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed ... It's a really good read.' Stylist
'If Overton's debut is anything to go by, she'll soon be up there with the best of them!' Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Publication date: 29/12/2016
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Publication date: 30/06/2016
Publisher: Century an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||29th December 2016|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Debut author Hollie Overton is a television writer who has written for ABC Family, CBS and Lifetime. Overton's father was a member of Austin, Texas notorious Overton gang, and spent several years in prison for manslaughter. Raised by her single mother, Hollie an identical twin herself, draws on her unique childhood experiences to lend realism and compassion to her depictions of violence and complicated family dynamics.More About Hollie Overton