"The Doll" is a short horror story by author J.C. Martin. This Kindle e-book was a 154 Kb download (approx. 30 printed pages) and was free (normally $0.99) at the time of writing this review.
I'm not really sure why I read this story. If I have one weak spot... one type of story that gives me the heebee-jeebees, it's horror stories that feature dolls... dolls with their dead eyes that stare right through you. Eyes that you know somewhere, a few chapters later are suddenly going to snap open, focus on some poor soul and then proceed to wreck havoc on his/her existence. The 'dead-eye' scenario has always scared the daylights out of me and this short gem was no different.
It was well written, superbly paced and although I could see the ending coming, it still gave me the willies.
A scary, dead-eyed doll horror story. Enough said!
Time to get back to some sane, normal horror... lol