- File Size: 155 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Publication Date: October 2, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005S0V67I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,134 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
It's really a shame--the plot has merit, but the author absolutely did not deliver.
And a scare is EXACTLY what I got.
For a short story/novella, this little gem packs a massive punch. The storyline is expertly woven, with the perfect setting chosen for the legend behind the 'doll tree'. The author creates a tense and foreboding atmosphere from the get-go with vividly descriptive imagery so well done that it transports the reader into the horrifying yet believable world she created. I was in a constant state of 'edge-of-my-seat' tension and had to read the book in one sitting.
To be honest, the ending is more disturbing and terrifying than I expected. Good old fashioned nightmare fuel. I'm pretty stingy with my star ratings when writing a review. I give books 4 stars that exceed expectations based on plot, character development, editing, writing style, and level of enjoyment. This book easily gets 4 stars, but I gave it 5. No matter how fantastic a book is, I will ONLY give 5 stars if the book stays with me long after I've finished reading it. I read this short story/novella months ago. It's remained fresh in my mind and I still find myself thinking about it every so often. This book will haunt you long after you've finished reading it-it has staying power and that is what lies at the heart of every great read.
I highly recommend this book. If you aren't afraid of dolls before you read this, you may find yourself eyeing them warily afterward...
Taylor is a little girl who falls in love with a doll, like most little girls do. Joyce and her daughter go on a vacation to Mexico, and visit a well known tourist attraction called The Island of the Dolls. On every tree there are old and rotting dolls just hanging from the branches. Taylor falls in love with one, and what happens next will make you think twice about the doll you might bring home.....
I love this story! When I was younger I had a doll that my mother hated, and just like Taylor I would.. Okay guys this is me doing the review after all. You have to grab this dolly dearest story and read it for yourself, and trust me, every time you walk past a doll shop, this is the story you will remember!
A very good flow and the story itself sent chills up my spine and a smile on my pale face. It will keeps your eyes darting left to right as you read each and every word. You wont put it down until the very end, and when you do, you will look over your shoulder at your own collection and think quite differently, trust me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I finished it in 2 hours! The flow is perfect and very entertaining. A must read for everyone who loves to get spooked.Published 5 days ago by s. delrosario
This book wasn't written very well and the author wrote it like he or she didn't put any thought in to it.Published 8 days ago by Michelle
I normally don't read short stories, but this was a good one. The fear of dolls comes alive in this story of a little girl and her mom's vacation to Mexico as they go on a tour off... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
This was a pretty good read that was inspired by a real location in Mexico. Written well and a definite page turner!Published 19 days ago by alex
This storyline was too predictable from the single parent to the Hispanic housekeeper. There were absolutely no unexpected surprises! Read morePublished 19 days ago by bridgett
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