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Monday, February 13, 2017

Review: Doll House by John Hunt

Doll House by John Hunt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Black Rose Writing

I have a very dark mind and I love it when a book makes me curl my toes, read a few paragraphs from between my fingers and otherwise wonder HOW IN THE HELL did the author come up with THAT!  This book was a pleasant surprise and if you don't mind a little gruesome, and need a page turner for a quick read, this is definitely for you.

Olivia embarks on her first year of college but before she can even get settled into her dorm room or attend her first class, she's abducted and terrorized in a tiny pink room... just another doll to be played with by her abusive captors. Harry, her father, drowns himself in alcohol to cope with his daughter's disappearance until he answers the phone one day, five years later, and hears, "Daddy?". But this isn't the end, it's only the beginning of a continued nightmare where every shadow, every knock on the door, every tap on the window, could be someone coming for her. You never truly get away after going through what Olivia endured.

This book is not for the faint of heart. It's deliciously dark and gruesome. Extremely fast paced, yet somehow you feel every part of the girls' pain. I don't mind explicit gore in a book and this walks a fine line - just enough to make you squeamish without ever going too far (at least for me, but I don't mind squeamish). Moving from action to suspense to action again, your heart races throughout. What's even scarier is there are no supernatural monsters, ghosts or demons - just a plausible scenario which will have you paying more attention to your surroundings. 5 full creepy screaming stars for this quick read and because I haven't been this creeped out in a while..

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