A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
Read the novel that kept Tess Gerritsen transfixed and entertained until the very last page
You’ve been held 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.
Praise for Baby Doll
‘What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.’- Tess Gerritsen
'An incredibly powerful debut' - Sunday Mirror
‘Compelling psychological thriller.’ - Daily Express
‘With a narrative that can only be described as 'nuclear', the story of newly freed Lily and her daughter Sky moves at breakneck speed ... It's a really good read.’ - Stylist
‘Compelling first novel ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.’ - Publishers Weekly
‘If Overton’s debut is anything to go by, she’ll soon be up there with the best of them!’ - Peterborough Evening Telegraph
‘Riveting from the first line.’ - Woman's Own
‘Gritty, captivating thriller.’ - Love Reading
‘A gripping page-turner that will make you think about what it means to be free.’ - Glamour South Africa
‘Riveting and difficult to put down.’ - News Gazette
‘You’ll feel the sudden urge to check the locks on your front door.’ - The Line Up
‘A fast paced and intense story that once I started I found I could not put down… the sheer heartbreak and horror of this story will keep you hooked…’ - Feminisia Libros Reviews
If you love Baby Doll, try Hollie Overton's chilling latest novel, THE RUNAWAY
TV writer Overton's compelling first novel opens where most thrillers end. One winter night, Lilly Riser succeeds in escaping with Sky, the daughter she bore her captor, Rick, who has held her for eight years in the basement of the isolated cabin that he uses as a writing retreat. Rick forgot to bolt the cabin door before going to visit his wife, Missy, whom he heartily dislikes. When Lily reaches the highway, she realizes that she's just five miles from Crested Glenn, her suburban hometown, which appears to be near New York City. She's flooded with memories of high school track meets, proms, and happy times shared with her twin sister, Abby. As she climbs the steps of her family home, she thinks that her ordeal is finally over. What follows is an examination of the aftermath of this horrible crime and its impact on her family. Key scenes from the perspective of Rick, a master manipulator, help build the tension. Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.
It was good, bit of an anticlimax at the end. Enjoyed reading from different perspectives.
Wow!! I can safely say I have never been much of a reader as I can never normally get into them but this story has you hooked from the minute you start reading! Fab story written brilliantly!!
Enjoyed this book. Interestingly written. Would recommend.