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The Doll [Kindle Edition]

J.C. Martin
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,294 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Island of the Dolls is a strange and eerie tourist destination in Mexico, where hundreds of decomposing dolls hang from trees like grisly Christmas ornaments. On a trip to the island, Joyce Parker's daughter falls in love with a beautiful but sinister doll. Soon after, she starts developing strange mannerisms that concerns Joyce. Her research into the doll's past reveals a dark history, and the curse of a lonely child spirit.


Product Details

  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005S0V67I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,067 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will never look at a doll the same October 14, 2011
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I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of anything horror. I have too good of an imagination and while I used to devour Stephen King and Dean Koontz books when I was younger, I can't do it now.

THE DOLL freaked me out. Even reading it with broad daylight outside, I'm still spooked. From the first moment when Joyce and Taylor reach the island to Dora's final words, I sat in rigid horror waiting to see what would happen next. JC Martin did an excellent job building the suspense and creating the terror. The backdrop of superstition ridden Mexico is fantastic and vivid.

Though it freaked me out to the point I know I will never visit Mexico, I highly recommend this story to anyone looking for a good scare or if you just like to read horror. It's very excellently done.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Chilling Tale March 19, 2012
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This was a great story that had me on edge. (pardon the cliche) Barely books have the ability to do this to me, but this was one had chills running throughout my entire body. Don't be fooled by the title. This isn't a rip off of chucky or similar doll/puppet movies. The story is about dolls but not chucky style and it is based in a real location in Mexico, with factual history and culture. I really enjoyed it. And it's free, so download it and read it!
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinister, scary, a great read. October 13, 2011
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This is a gripping, scary story. I couldn't stop reading. The writing is exquisite, and the storytelling is inventive. If you are a fan of horror stories, this is a must read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay story December 8, 2012
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The story was okay, not terrifying or overly spooky. I was interested based on the mentions of Doll Island, and enjoyed that as the setting. I wasn't overly impressed, but I didn't hate it either. Pretty mediocre, in my opinion.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful May 8, 2013
By L.S
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This book was painful to get through. Overwritten, adverbs thrown around as if there's a global surplus, poorly edited, stilted dialogue. Initially I didn't think this was a self-published book, but now that I've done some investigating it all makes sense. I can't imagine such prose getting past an editor.

It's really a shame--the plot has merit, but the author absolutely did not deliver.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good short story May 14, 2013
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I've always had a fascination with dolls, which seem to have a life of their own, ever since the old Twilight Zone episodes. This is a well written piece and easily holds your attention. The drawbacks for me were the shortness of the tale which didn't allow complete character development, and the ending was a bit too predictable, otherwise, well worth a read. I certainly plan on checking out other stories by J. C. Martin, because the writing style was refreshing.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Dolls for me!!!! March 21, 2012
By Melissa
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I have to say this was a wonderful short story! Once I started I could not put it down. J.C. Martin's description of The Island of Dolls in Mexico is downright chilling! You get a very clear picture in your head as if being right there with Joyce and Taylor Parker! Joyce and Taylor are very well described in the book and I felt like I had known them myself! The Doll gives a great description of the Santeria and Palo Mayombe (the dark side of Santeria).

In all I feel that this book was very well written and would reccommend it to anyone who likes a "short" dose of horror.

This was a very spine tingling story that has made me view dolls in a very differnt way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Channels Early Clive Barker / Robert McCammon August 23, 2013
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I bought this because I was looking up Stephen King books and it popped up, and, hey, it was free, so what the heck. And I read the entire short story in one sitting ... which says a lot, because I don't give that many new writers a chance. Usually young writers are inflicted with terrible writing styles and bad grammar and bad storytelling abilities. But not J.C. Martin. For a short story, this was great. Reminiscent of "The Ring" and something bizarre. Yes it's short, and I'm glad it was. It was just enough to allow me to know she's a good writer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Short story
This short story was very predictable so you were glad when it was over! Would not really refer it to anyone.
Published 19 hours ago by loves to read
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!!!!!
This book is so suspenseful. <3 I love it. You must read this book. This book had me on edge.
Published 1 day ago by Bryana Ramirez
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Read
Plot started off good, but could've ended better. I was so much into the story until the last paragraph and was disappointed.
Published 2 days ago by Daphne
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doll
Excellent story! J.C. Martin takes an innocent idea (a doll), twists it, and develops it to a satisfying conclusion. Read more
Published 2 days ago by O. Cantu Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't break any ground
Was OK, but nothing very new. I could see the twists and turns coming.
Published 2 days ago by fraxillina
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
I loved how creepy it was and how they explained what the dolls look like and all. It was great!
Published 2 days ago by Victoria Sutton
5.0 out of 5 stars It was amazing
It was so interesting. I could not put down the book. I recommend this book to all those people who love scary and mysterious stories.
Published 2 days ago by pretty girl chic
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Very good read. Scary and enticing. I very much enjoyed it. The characters were convincing and there was good depth.
Published 3 days ago by HeatherD
2.0 out of 5 stars quick read
Very short story
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 7 days ago by ghoststorm4u
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More About the Author

J.C. Martin is a butt-kicking bookworm: when she isn't reading or writing, she teaches martial arts and self-defence to adults and children.

After working in pharmaceutical research, then in education as a schoolteacher, she decided to put the following to good use: one, her 2nd degree black belt in Wing Chun kung fu; and two, her overwhelming need to write dark mysteries and gripping thrillers with a psychological slant.

Her short stories have won various prizes and have been published in several anthologies. Her first novel, ORACLE, will release on July 30th, 2012.

Born and raised in Malaysia, J.C. now lives in south London with her husband and three dogs.

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