Baby Doll by Hollie Overton: A Review
Lily Riser was abducted as a teenager and has spent the last eight years trapped in the basement of a cabin, her every move controlled by sadistic Rick. The only brightness in her life is her daughter, Sky. When Rick forgets to lock the door behind him when he leaves for home one night, Lily takes the chance to escape and runs with her daughter all the way to her childhood home. Now, she has to navigate the justice system and her relationships with her mother, twin sister and high school boyfriend.
Baby Doll is very similar to Room by Emma Donoghue. A little too much like Room but without the authentic feel of Room. The justice system part of the story was very unrealistic. The characters were also very unrealistic and one-dimensional. The writing felt clunky and awkward. I wouldn't really describe this as a psychological thriller or a mystery, as some have, because there really weren't any twists and turns. There were some parts of the story that I did enjoy, such as the relationships between Lily and her sister and Lily and Sky but, for the most part, this novel just wasn't my cup of tea.
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