Author : Phoebe Morgan
Title : The Doll House
Pages : 355
Publisher : HQ Digital
Publication date : September 14, 2017
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?
I think it’s fair to say that the psychological thriller genre has had its fair share of hits and misses the past few months. Try as I might to stay away, there is always one that lures me back in. In the case of The Doll House, I have no regrets or complaints whatsoever!
Since the book description is so vague, I won’t add anything to it. Suffice to say that while the “why” is reasonably obvious, it’s the “who” that’ll keep you guessing until there’s this fantastic “aha” moment! I had a list of potential suspects and found myself zeroing in on the wrong one for a while, which I always think is fun.
The Doll House is a bit of a slow burner but it has a constant and deliciously creepy, threatening vibe to it like a current of electricity crackling away under the surface. The author’s superb writing sucks you in and doesn’t let go as the story slowly builds up to a fabulous and jaw-dropping conclusion.
This is one tense and suspenseful ride. It’s incredibly atmospheric, haunting and a true page-turner. I had a hard time putting it down and I have no doubt that The Doll House will be a hit as it’s one fantastic and gripping psychological thriller. An absolutely amazing debut and I can’t wait to see what Phoebe Morgan has in store for us next.
Many thanks to HQ Digital for my advanced copy, which I received via Netgalley and chose to review honestly!
The Doll House was published on September 14th.