The Doll House – Phoebe Morgan

Happy belated release day!

Thanks to HQ Digital and Netgalley for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!

THE DOLL HOUSE – Phoebe Morgan (released on September 14th!)

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My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!

Do you want a fantastic psychological thriller? Well look no further! This debut novel by Phoebe Morgan, THE DOLL  HOUSE, is unnerving and I could not put it down. This has everything us thrillers fans want, unreliable narrators, red herrings, and the unknown storytellers (always adds an element of mystery!)

We follow two sisters, Ashley and Corinne. They recently lost their father and are trying to cope. Ashley is a mother of three, but suspects that her husband is having an affair. Corinne appears to have the perfect life. Little does everyone know, she’s experienced three failed IVF treatments and it’s her last opportunity to have a baby. She finds a small part of a doll house outside of her apartment one day – it must be a sign. Slowly more and more pieces start to appear and she realizes they look eerily familiar. They resemble the doll house that she and Ashley had growing up – who could be sending these?

This thriller moved at a fast pace and it kept me on my toes! We jump between perspectives – one of them being from an unknown narrator. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep even the most seasoned of thriller readers on their toes! Not only was this a well-written story, but the characters were well-developed and complex. You feel for Corinne and Ashley. You understand Corinne’s resentment towards women with children because of her struggle with infertility. It was interesting seeing how the different characters dealt with loss and seeing the story from different perspectives. Especially the unknown narrator.

Overall, if you want a thriller you won’t want to put down, then this is the next one on your TBR. The author keeps you guessing and the build up leads to a great ending. Great characters and a dark and eerie atmosphere are the perfect storm for this creepy debut!

 

Is this one that’s on your TBR?

–Jess

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