About “Broken Doll” by Zoe Blake::
Genre: Horror, Thriller
“My last memory is of the accident.
The rancid smell of gasoline and the silence…the deafening silence.
Then there was only darkness…and him.
I am his captive.
His broken doll.
There is no escape.
No one is coming to save me.
This is a twisted, dark horror novella. There is no HEA. You have been warned.”
This short story follows a woman who suddenly finds herself in the body of a sex doll, being fucked and abused by its owner. It’s one of those that leaves you thoughtfully horrified and wanting more out of sheer morbid curiosity. The author gives the perfect amount of detail and emotion that draws you into the terror of the characters with every line. A perfect read for horror and paranormal lovers. I’m not sure how the next part will top it.
Personal note: I always take self-proclamations of ‘dark’ or ‘disturbing’ content (which is what the story starts out with: a warning about how twisted it is) with a bit of doubtful apprehension. Even when something turns out to be incredibly dark, speaking too greatly about that darkness seems to dampen its effect.
I do agree with the author, however, that the length of the stories are perfect as per effect. If they were much longer or all were contained within one book, I think it would have less of an impact. I don’t know yet what happens in book 2 and 3, but book 1 of “Broken Doll” isn’t as dark as other things I’ve read/seen. That being said, it’s a fantastic story with definitely dark themes and occurrences that may only grow more disturbing as the series continues.
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden
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