Escape was just the beginning.
Held captive for eight years, Lily has grown from a teenager to an adult in a small basement prison. Her daughter, Sky, has been a captive her whole life. But one day their captor leaves the dead bolt unlocked.
This is what happens next to Lily, to her twin sister, to her mother, to her daughter - and to her captor.
For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, Baby Doll is the most tense thriller you will listen to this year.
©2016 Hollie Overton (P)2016 Hachette Audio
"A tense survivor story for fans of Chevy Stevens' Still Missing and Chelsea Cain's One Kick." (Booklist)
"Captur[es] the unique bond shared by identical twins." (Kirkus)
"What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page." (New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen)
If you've read Room, you were excited to pick this up. However, it's narrated by a teenager and is completely unrealistic and casual. Written and narrated for teenagers. I find myself waiting for it to be over and skipping over drawn out explanations and anecdotes. Seriously, save yourself the trouble.
I wouldn't listen to it again, it is a super teeny bopper book.
Maybe develop some more adult roles.
The narrator did good, however she had a very young voice. It started to get on my nerves after a while.
My emotions did not get to the laugh or cry factor, the book was based on events that have happened many times in the last few years. I have listened to this book, by watching the news.
Baby Doll was a not a thriller in any way, not a suspense book either. Good deep themed although.
I really enjoyed this book as it is about the 'after' of a kidnapping experience. I loved the narrator of Lilly. Listening to the book, you can tell that there are certain phrases and adjectives that the author uses a lot, and that bugged me, but overall I enjoyed :)
This was an unexpected pleasure. Parts are dark and disturbing, but I ate it up. Initially, I thought I knew how things would turn out, but I am pleased to report I was wrong.
I enjoyed this book, I would not consider it a thriller but how family deals with trauma and relationship afterwards. LOVE the relationship between the twins.
LOVED IT!!!!!!! dropped my jaw!!!!!
I would not compare this to Gone Girl or Girl on a Train because there's no mystery about in it. It's the aftermath of a girl who escapes a kidnapping and 8+ year imprisonment in a cabin. It's about fighting to survive the unthinkable and what a family has to do to put themselves back together again. Told in multiple points of view, including the kidknapper, it is a very interesting tale. Great character development, I cared about what was happening to the family members. Great narration too. Although categorized incorrectly, I would recommend this book.
I simply needed more of everything, well, except romance. A woman escapes her captor and her biggest problem is somehow that her high school boyfriend and her twin sister have a relationship. Ok. Details of a person recovering from trauma are over looked in some areas and over dramatized in others. I can say it was functionally well written though.
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