‘Pretty Lost Dolls’ picks up right where ‘Pretty Stolen Dolls’ left off. Jade is once again at the mercy of Benny, aka Benjamin. She is reliving her worst nightmare. Only, this time around Benny hasn’t taken a young, passive girl. He’s taken a grown woman that has spent years training to take him down and he will have a fight on his hands.
Much light is shed on Benny’s past, making him a far more human character. There’s no question that he’s crazy. However, his story called to me and I found myself feeling sorry for the boy that grew into a monster. Poor Benny. My heart broke for him, even as I knew that there was no redemption for him.
Jade is reunited with Macy, but finds that she’s no longer the sweet little sister that she left behind. Her time as Benny’s captive has irrevocably changed her for the worse. All of Jade’s hopes of rescuing the sister that she left behind are turned upside down as she realizes that Macy may be worse than Benny. He’s turned her into a monster, just like him.
I also found myself growing even more fond of Dillon. He may have started off as a jerk, but he really proves himself to be a stand-up guy in this book. He is unfailingly loyal to Jade, even when his own life, and the lives of his loved ones, are placed in danger.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. It was dark and oh so twisted. Where book one hinted at Benny’s depravity, this book will submerse you in his disturbing world. I was equal parts terrified and curious to see what would happen with each flip of a page.
This was a fantastic, dark read. If you love dark, suspenseful stories that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, then this is a great choice. If you are the type of individual that is triggered by abuse, sexual assault, or diabolical psychos, then steer clear. This is the type of book that will give you nightmares…and I loved every minute!