Last year, I read Baby Doll by Hollie Overton (you can check out my review for that one here) and was blown away by her writing style and intensity of her narrative. Needless to say, when I discovered her sophomore novel was releasing this month, I was thrilled. I’m pleased to report, Overton’s second work does not disappoint. The Walls was filled with a fast paced plot and easily digestible narrative style. I read this one over the course of a few hours, unable to put it down.
The novel opens with Kristy, a single mom working on death row, navigating her daily life behind the prison walls. As a liaison between the media and death row inmates, she is no stranger to the evils of the world. Working with rapists and murderers is not easy, but Kristy does her best to see the good in every situation. When she meets Lance Dobson, a man advocating for her son, she falls in love hard and fast. Until, after they marry, everything changes. Lance is abusive and Kristy finds herself in constant terror. Battling her own personal struggles and her difficult caseload at work, Kristy finds herself confiding in one inmate; an inmate who has always maintained his innocence. Kristy knows Lance will kill her, but not if she kills him first. Does she have what it takes to commit the perfect crime? Continue reading “Book Review: The Walls (Hollie Overton) @hollieoverton”