Dolly was on some best story lists in 2011, but it's not nominated for anything this year--I'm waiting for some novels to be available so am reading some favorite authors in the meantime.
Dolly is a robot who has killed her owner. Detective Roz is trying to figure out how she was used as a weapon. But she and her partner begin to draw a different conclusion as they talk to her--she is self-aware enough to have done it herself, though she was not programmed as such. New ground will be broken.
The story is pretty basic, this idea is not a new one so it needs a twist or more dressing to really be good. But it was OK for a slow evening. 3 stars