The author does an excellent job of capturing the culture and ambiance of New Orleans. We visited New Orleans over the summer and "Dollbaby" brought back wonderful memories of the unique city. I appreciated the map noting various locations in New Orleans which are discussed in the novel.
Dollbaby is Laura Lane McNeal's first novel and I definitely look forward to her next novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to book clubs. If you enjoyed The Help by Kathryn Stockett or Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall or Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, put this book on your "to-read" list.