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.
I loved this book.
Baby Doll was an unexpected read for me. It didn’t go as I expected it to and with a tense and breath-holding plot, this is a roller coaster tale.
Lily has been held captive for eight years. Locked in a basement, during this time she has been abused. raped and has also given birth to her daughter Sky.
Her ordeal is horrendous to read, but one day her captor has not locked the door and she escapes. Only to find that she not far from her home and her family.
Hollie Overton has written a tale that is disturbing and harrowing. Asking the question who we can trust, and what would we do in that situation.
Lily’s family, her mother Eve and her twin sister Abby are fabulous characters. Each telling their part with emotion and depth. The reader really gets a feel as to the ‘reality’ of the circumstances.
Overton covers the abduction, Lily’s captivity and the subsequent events with compelling and quite shocking description. It really had me hooked from the first page.
Two things ‘annoyed’ me, the first being the overuse of Lily’s ‘nick name’ Lilypad which I found for some reason distasteful and the fact that Angela, the prison guard was described as ‘uneducated’. My Husband has done this occupation and he is far from uneducated.
However, this is one debut I am happy to recommend. It is well written, and I can’t for Overton’s next offering.