Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Baby Doll by Hollie Overton

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?

Lily was taken when she was sixteen. She's been held captive for eight years and she's had a daughter, Sky. One day her captor forgets to lock the deadbolt to the basement and Lily decides that she can't let that moment pass without trying to escape. She's tried before and it's almost killed her, but this time she has Sky to think of.

Baby Doll is what happens after. Told in alternating views of Eve, Lily, Abby and Rick, the pages just soared by, so entrapped in the story weaving. Lily is also one half of a twin, Abby. Rick is the psychotic man who takes her, and Eve is Abby and Lily's mom. A lot has happened in the eight years that Lily has been gone. Not only does Abby take something that Lily believed to be hers, but she also sinks into darkness without her twin. Eve is lost without one of her girls, and the eventual loss of her husband, and she too takes a different path.

Lily is just trying to take control of her life now that she is out of captivity. But Rick is not willing to let those threads go, even behind bars. A fast-paced novel with powerful family dynamics, Baby Doll will keep you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait to read what Overton writes next! 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Wendy

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