Review of Joyce Carol Oates’ DADDY LOVE at New York Journal of Books


Daddy Love

by Joyce Carol Oates

Reviewed by Rae Bryant | Released: January 7, 2013
Publisher: Mysterious Press (240 pages)

Daddy Love pushes us to confront what lurks behind the front door.”

Robbie Whitcomb falls prey to serial abductor, rapist, and killer named Daddy Love, a self-proclaimed traveling minister who nearly kills Robbie’s mother in the getaway, disfiguring her for life.

For six years, Robbie undergoes torture, sexual abuse, brainwashing, and conditioning until he accepts his abductor as family and turns to nefarious coping in result of his suffering. While his mother and father hope for his return Robbie forgets they exist…. READ MORE