My review: The Doll House, by Phoebe Morgan


About the book:

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…?

My review:

This book is a real page turner. Such a great debut for Phoebe Morgan! I am looking forward to reading more of her work in the future for sure.

This book is one of those when you enjoy ‘the process’ more than ‘the result’. Suspense is really there and keeps you hooked until the end. The ending has been a bit disappointing for me. But I won’t say why not to spoil it for you.

‘The Doll House’ shows perfectly an emotional rollercoaster Corinne is in, because of her personal loss and grieving for her father, but also due to failed attempts to have a baby. She is so edgy and realistically sensitive but by the end it gets a bit tiring.

It is quite a sad story, to be honest. It’s about grief and loss, about difficulties of life and family support, about children and parents. It’s about reality as sometimes it isn’t as it seems and people are not always who we think they are.

My score is 4* out of 5*.

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