Please note that this review refers to a previous edition of Doll House.
There is a review on BookMarkThat.co.uk discussing my novel Doll House.
The thing I love about positive reviews is knowing that reader got it. Doll House is a story that is meant to unsettle the reader and keep them engaged from start to finish.
“This book went from 0-100 real quick. This isn’t a ‘sleep with your lights on’ read, but an ‘oh my god, what if’ read which will keep you turning pages until the very end. I really expected it to turn into a Chucky (Child’s Play) knock-off, but it didn’t, and I was glad.”
Similarly, I have to admit I might get this next paragraph made into a tattoo.
“Lister’s writing is impeccable and whilst looking back, it may have seemed slightly predictable, the whole way through I could not see where it was going. There are quite a few horrifying scenes that you just don’t want to imagine, and just squirm at whilst reading.”
I understand this particular reviewer thought the book contained some unnecessary violence, and I can see why they would think that because there are some violent scenes, but I also think it’s good to create something that stretches and goes a little bit over the top.
“The constant tensions and thinking ‘what is going on here’ made for a delightful read. A definite must read for fans of Stephen King.
The ending is very well done, and I loved just remembering parts and was like ‘oh yeeaaaah, that is clever’.”
So, unnamed reviewer, thank you for taking the time to read my book. And thank you for getting what I was trying to do. It genuinely means the world.
If you want to read the entire review, make your way over to: https://bookmarkthat.co.uk/doll-house-ashley-lister-book-review/