Book Review: Deadlocked Dollhouse by Mixi J. Applebottom

Posted August 11, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Horror, Review / 0 Comments

Book Review: Deadlocked Dollhouse by Mixi J. ApplebottomDeadlocked Dollhouse (Locked House Hauntings Book 1) by Mixi J Applebottom
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Series: Locked House Hauntings #1
Published by Self-published on 06-28-18
Genres: Horror
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Narrator
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Overal Rating: four-stars

Mike has seven stages until he kills his family.

He remembered his own excitement as a child, innocent and sweet, and just wanted to give his daughters a present to remember.

They certainly won't forget this dollhouse.

It's cursed, and he doesn't know how to stop it, and all he wanted to do was be a good father.

You’ll love this terrifying countdown, can he stop himself?

Try Mixi J Applebottom’s latest novel.

Mike just wants to provide for his family and be a good father. Definitely a better father than his. He finds this perfect little dollhouse at a thrift store for almost nothing, and buys it for his girls. Shortly afterwards strange things start happening and it seems that there is no way of escaping the curse put on the dollhouse.

This was an entertaining book. It’s clear from the start where the problem resides, and the reader witnesses each character’s irremediable decline. I think it would have worked better if the characters were a bit more developed. It was easy to connect with Mike, but more character development would have made me care more about him and his family.

There are some creepy scenes but overall I didn’t find the book really scary. It was a bit predictable, and I would have liked more character development and more details. I think I would have enjoyed it as a longer and more polished book.

Joe Hempel, as always, did an excellent job narrating the story and bringing the characters to life. The book was made better by the narration, since Hempel is great at creating the right atmosphere for this kind of stories. Hempel gave each character a voice and a distinctive style, creating the illusion of having several real people.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.
Story (Plot)
three-stars
Narration
five-stars
Overall: four-stars
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