Today I have finished reading Baby Doll by Hollie Overton. Below is the blurb from the back of the book.
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 started reading baby doll a few days ago and have just finished. I enjoyed this book for many different reasons. One of the main reasons I like was about the twins and bond they have always shared and there story. This is something I wasn’t expected because there were no tell tale signs that anyone else would be involved apart from the victim and her captor.
Lily and Abby have always had a close bond until one day it all changes, what starts as an argument over a jumper ends up being Lily’s last day with her family for 8 years. In this time lily has been raped and abused by the man who took her. He also impregnanted her as well and she had sky as a result of that pregnancy.
I love that sky gave lily a reason. In real life sometimes people don’t keep the baby because of the reminder. The fact that Lily had no other choice is one thing, yet she choose to protect her child at all costs ever if it meant she was hurt in the crossfire.
The best thing that happened to Lily and Sky originally was when rick didn’t lock the door. This is where the girls journey really starts. Things happen for a reason and Rick leaving that door unlocked was a mistake, but Lily’s bravery to go through the door and not come back really took balls. She did what she had to do for her child.
After their escape things are plain sailing, Sky is now in a totally new environment and she has never been outside before so it takes her a little longer to adjust. Lily is the same and also struggles with her release. However she’s determined to make Rick be known to all so he gets locked away for his crimes.
Rick is caught and within no time other girls are discovered two, sadly one has passed and the other is very injured. This just makes the media turn crazy and they all campbup outside taking away the privacy. Lily and sky are trying to adapt to life outside the basement and it seems they are always faced with new challenges.
Abby is Lily’s older twin sister, by 6 minutes, and she’s had her own struggles since lily going missing as well, she’s battened drugs and addiction and hasn’t really let anyone get close enough in fear of hurting them. Part of Abby blames her self for what happened to Lily so vows to make it up to her.
Lily, Abby, Sky and Eve( the twins mum) help each other through the after math of Lily’s disappearance. They help each other through the many challenges they face together.
Without giving too much away in the end I believe justice is done for Rick, he may have thought abou going on the run but that didn’t quite become the reality. I would recommend this as a good book, very gripping. There aren’t too many twists and turns and it makes pretty easy reading.
Thanks for reading