#BookReview : The Doll House by @Phoebe_A_Morgan : @HQDigitalUK

The Doll House
Expected Publication Date: 14th September 2017
 My Thoughts:
This is a story from the perspective of three characters, Ashley, Corinne and the mystery person.  The start of this story is a slow steady setting out of the lives of three main characters.  Ashley and Corinne are sisters and the mystery person is just that; a mystery, you are not given any details of identification, or any clues as to their part in the story for that matter.  Each chapter flits between the three characters and also Dominic, Corinne’s boyfriend.
We are led through the present day lives of the sisters, Ashley married to James, with three children, the youngest of which is incapable of sleeping for more than an hour,  leaving Ashley exhausted.  Corinne and Dominic are undergoing fertility treatment for the fourth time.  The third character’s story is told from years before and is peppered through the other chapters up to present day, it is a life that is dysfunctional, sad and lonely.
As the story progresses forward things start to happen and the pacing of it changes.  You suddenly begin to see plots within plots, and these have been very cleverly concealed within the story.  As these start to make themselves known, this is when you are really taken into the story, only then do you start to see the bigger picture.  The characters have been very well-developed, they are memorable, unique and easily recognisable. The author has very cleverly worked a very good plot throughout, only revealing her intentions for the outcome when absolutely necessary.
I read this book in two sittings, if I didn’t have to go to work I would have read it in one sitting.  This is a book for readers who like deep, twisted, manipulative and addictive psychological thrillers.
I would like to take the opportunity of thanking NetGalley and HQ Digital for my copy of this book.  My opinions are my own and are honest and unbiased.
Book Synopsis:

You never know who’s watching…

Corinne’s life might look perfect on the outside, but after three failed IVF attempts it’s her last chance to have a baby. And when she finds a tiny part of a doll house outside her flat, it feels as if it’s a sign.

But as more pieces begin to turn up, Corinne realises that they are far too familiar. Someone knows about the miniature rocking horse and the little doll with its red velvet dress. Someone has been inside her house…

How does the stranger know so much about her life? How long have they been watching? And what are they waiting for…?

Book Details:
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1444 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Publisher: HQ Digital (14 Sept. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
About The Author:
Phoebe Morgan
Phoebe Morgan is an author and editor. She studied English at Leeds University after growing up in the Suffolk countryside. She has previously worked as a journalist and now edits crime and women’s fiction for a publishing house during the day, and writes her own books in the evenings. She lives in London and you can follow her on Twitter @Phoebe_A_Morgan. The Doll House is her debut novel.

 

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