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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pre-Publication Review: Baby Doll

In Baby Doll, Hollie Overton's debut novel, Lily is kidnapped as a teen. She amazingly escapes, eight years later, along with her daughter, who was fathered by her captor. This novel is told in the voices of Lily, Eve-her mother, Abby-her twin sister, and Rick-her captor.
The storyline moved quickly and held my interest throughout. There were a few unbelievable events, but I still liked the story. There were a few things that bothered me about Lily. She seemed to heal awfully fast. Also, her mother's story was boring. She was selfish, and really added nothing to Lily's story.
I did enjoy the twists and turns, and the fact that the novel was written about the aftermath of the crime and how it affected all those involved. I liked that Abby would do whatever it took for her sister.
For a debut novel I thought it was very well done. I am sure Overton will improve on her second try. I am looking forward to reading more.

*Thank you to NetGalley and RedHook for providing me with a free uncorrected e-copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review

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