Baby Doll - Hollie Overton

Baby Doll

By Hollie Overton

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings


"What a compulsive read!" -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

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 realize 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...
Escape was just the beginning.


  • Baby Doll

    By FbShel
    Fantastic! Thanks for a great book. Shel
  • Baby Doll

    By Dhdysnsi
    What a great book. Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down!!
  • Loved this book.

    By Candiseh
    I loved this great easy read. It kept you guessing with each characters different perspective!
  • Not for me!

    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    Baby Doll by Hollie Overton starts on November 11, 2015 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lily Riser cannot believe he actually left the door unlocked. She waited a while to make sure he was not coming back. Then Lily grabbed her daughter, Sky and took off. Lily could not wait to get home to her twin sister, Abby. Lily was kidnapped eight years prior when she was a teenager and this is her very first chance to escape. Lily does not want her six-year-old daughter, Sky to be raised a captive. Abby Riser is Lily’s twin sister and she has had a troubled life since her sister disappeared. Abby has made bad choices. No one was left unaffected by the kidnapping. What happens now? Who is the kidnapper and why did he take Lily? Find out the complete story in Baby Doll. I found Baby Doll to be a slow paced and predictable novel. I had a hard time liking any of the characters (I felt bad for Sky). The book is easy to read, but there is foul language and graphic scenes. I kept hoping for something more (a twist), but the novel plodded along to the expected ending. Abby rebelled in the typical ways, the mother sleeps around, poor Sky is scared and hides (as expected). The story is told from the various character’s point-of-view including the kidnappers. I give Baby Doll 2 out of 5 stars (I did not like it). The story needed a faster pace and scary OMG moments that has the reader enthralled. Instead, I could have cared less what happened to any of them which made it hard to finish this book. The characters come across as juvenile (rebellious teenagers), and the story reminds me of a bad telenovela. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The comments and opinions expressed are strictly my own.
  • What would you do if you were held hostage for 8 years?

    By Isywysy
    3.5/5 Lily spent eight years of her life as a prisoner, held captive in a basement by the person who kidnapped her when she was only 16 years old. During those eight years, she endured unbearable torture, punishment, and even a pregnancy – resulting in her much-loved daughter, Sky. One fateful day her captor left the door unlocked, and Lily was able to escape with Sky and find her way back to the house she grew up in. Although her family welcomes her home with open arms, many things have changed in the lives of those she loves. Her twin sister is pregnant, her father has died, her mother is sleeping with a mystery man, and when the identity of her kidnapper is exposed, the whole community is shocked. The ending has a few unexpected twists, which is one of my favorite things in a book, and I have to admit, I did NOT see that ending coming. The writing style may not be anything spectacular, and this book may not leave a lifelong impression on the reader, but I still enjoyed it a great deal. It was simple, quick, and heartfelt. I loved reading the interactions of Lily and her twin sister, to me it seemed very believable, and they acted just like siblings do – fighting over clothes and boys, and all the other things sisters fight about, yet having the ability to turn around and be fiercely protective of one another as only siblings can be. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA fiction, even though I wouldn’t exactly categorize this as YA, since for the majority of the book Lily is an adult. It still reads and feels like YA, though. I also recommend this for readers of thrillers and mysteries. POTENTIALLY DISTURBING CONTENT: Sex: rape of a minor, consenting minors having sex, mildly graphic descriptions of her time spent as a prisoner Violence: rape, kidnapping, physical and emotional abuse of a minor Language: curse words are used throughout I listened to this book as an audiobook narrated by Jenna Lamia (one of my very favorite narrators), MacLeod Andrews (another favorite), and Ellen Archer (who also has a very nice voice). All three narrators did a fantastic job! Knives Boone
  • Amazing

    By mobilewriter
    Baby Doll emotionally sideswiped me. It's a tense and dramatic thriller that will have you hooked until the very last page.