Hachette Redhook (US: 28th August 2018); Penguin Random House Arrow (UK: 29th December 2016; AU: 27th February 2017)
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Lily Riser’s been kidnapped and hidden away for years, and twin sister Abby hasn’t coped well in her absence. Reunited, they adjust to life after.
I expected a thriller, but it’s more like family drama – which is fine, but inaccurately marketed. I connected with Abby, but no other character. (That epilogue is too HEA for me.) Plot points are brought up, but not examined in enough depth. (Lily scheming to steal her sister’s boyfriend, Sky missing Daddy Rick, etc.)
The novel’s concept has plenty of potential, and in the hands of maybe Jodi Picoult or Lisa Scottoline may have been a fulfilling read. But I feel like Baby Doll only skims the surface of issues. But there’s enough potential that I snapped up the author’s next novel…