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Labyrinth of the dolls by Craig Wallwork [book review]

Labyrinth of the Dolls

Book: Labyrinth of the Dolls

Author: Craig Wallwork

Published: September 15, 2020

Publisher: Underbelly Books

Genre: Horror / Thriller

Pages: 183

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Labyrinth of the Dolls Book summary:

Labyrinth of the Dolls is the sequel to Bad People. The book follows Detective Constable Tom Nolan and we quickly discover that Tom is a really good cop. He’s a smart man that genuinely cares about other people. Soon women start showing up dead but these aren’t your typical deaths. The women are dressed up to look like dolls and their eyes are removed. Other than the fact that they are all dressed the same they also have other things in common. Will Tom be able to find out who is doing all of these weird murders? Or will he get caught in the crossfire?

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I thought about Labyrinth of the Dolls

Labyrinth of the Dolls is a horror-thriller that follows a detective that has just recently relocated. He wants a new start with new people. But soon he realizes that his past is following him to this new location where a killer is leaving him little clues. But will he be able to figure out who is going to be killed next? Or will his next victim show up on his doorstep?

The Plot

Craig has a way with words when it comes to his books. There’s enough detail there to grab your attention but not so much where you actually get bored with the book.

The start of the book kind of did throw me off because I was half expecting the story to continue to mostly follow Alex. But it’s really nice to get a new perspective on the storyline and how Tom is going to get himself out of this situation.

I feel both are pretty well-paced and Bad People kind of left you with a major cliffhanger that made me want to know what was going to happen next.

There were a couple of times in the storyline that I was left pretty shocked. I’m not going to state what happens but let’s just say that Tom puts his trust in someone that didn’t have his back. It was something I wasn’t really expecting and really threw me off! I just know that I wouldn’t want to take Tom’s place in this book at all. He goes through a lot and I’m your average person wouldn’t be able to survive.

The characters

I actually genuinely like Tom’s character. He’s a not so handsome guy with low confidence and hardly any friends. His job is his life. He loves his job, sort of, and he’s completely willing to put his life on the line. As I said before he’s smart and really quick on his feet. When he gets these clues through the murders he’s able to quickly figure out who the next victim is. But will he ever be able to figure out who is doing the killing?

I honestly have to give perks to whoever did the cover of Labyrinth of the Dolls. That creepy cover quickly caught my attention almost as soon as Craig asked me to read and review his book. I hate to say that a cover is usually what attracts me to a book. A pretty or creepy cover is what typically gets me hyped up for a book. But it wasn’t just the cover that hyped me up but the fact that I really enjoyed the last book of the series called Bad People.

The only thing that I wish was a little different is that we got some perspective through the book through Alex. In the last book I actually really liked his character and I was kind of looking forward to seeing what happens with him. We do find out what happens to him but it’s through the perspective of another character. That’s okay though because Tom had a unique perspective on the story.

I’m really looking forward to reading more books by Craig especially if they are as good as these last two books.

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4 thoughts on “Labyrinth of the dolls by Craig Wallwork [book review]

  1. Lindsey

    It’s a shame you don’t get to follow the characters you got to know previously but this still sounds like a really good read. Oh my word that cover is so creepy, and the removing of the eyes gave me a shudder. Fantastic review!

    1. admin

      Thank you!

  2. Erika

    This looks interesting. I’ll have to check it out. I’m always looking for a creepy book.

    1. admin

      It is such a good book. I hope you like it!

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