The Doll

Fiction - Science Fiction
146 Pages
Reviewed on 11/19/2021
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Reviewed by Natalie Soine for Readers' Favorite

The Doll by Laura Daleo is set in 2024 and tells the story of Jeremy Dillon who mourns the passing of his fiancée, Jenna Hess. Jeremy’s friends Matt and Missy help Jeremy to process the loss of his love. A stranger introduces Jeremy to The Dollmaker, an innovative, high-tech company helping people cope with the loss of a loved one, managed by Alicia and scientist Wayne. What begins as a dream come true soon turns into a nightmare when Jeremy’s new love, Carly, turns out to be someone completely different, influenced by Vsevolod Bykov who lost his daughter when she passed away. FBI agents Green and Finch, code hackers, fatal commands, and a Russian spy have side-tracked Jeremy’s life. The United States Special Forces, Russian intelligence, and a software program called TriCel - giving the ability to learn, transform, and adapt – all hold the answers to Jeremy’s questions.

The Doll is a thrilling, intriguing novel filled with many twists, turns, and surprises from start to finish. The variety of characters are all well described and easy to relate to with their quirky personalities. I especially enjoyed the way Laura Daleo portrays the relationships between the various characters and how Jeremy learns who he can trust and who could bring harm to him and Carly. Carly’s kind heart and empathy are just what Jeremy needs to help him through his pain and confusion, with a little help from her parents. The story is smooth flowing and a quick, easy read. All round, a fantastic novel and highly recommended to all adults.