dollI finished listening to The Doll a few days ago, but it’s taken some time to recover. If you haven’t read Taylor Stevens‘ Vanessa Michael Munroe books before then think of Michael as Reacher’s dark twin. Intense, violent, merciless. Where Reacher brings justice, Michael brings vengeance.

In The Doll Michael and her best friend are kidnapped. Michael must deliver a package or her friend will die. The package is a young woman who has been specifically ordered from The Doll Maker, a human trafficker with a obsession with life-like dolls.

Coincidentally, as I was listening to this the local paper ran a series on human trafficking in the area.

So, emotionally draining, fast-paced thiller. Extremely well written. And topical.