Start reading The Doll on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


The Doll [Kindle Edition]

J.C. Martin
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,214 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $0.99 What's this?
Kindle Price: $0.00
You Save: $0.99 (100%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

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.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • File Size: 154 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005S0V67I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,133 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will never look at a doll the same October 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Chilling Tale March 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinister, scary, a great read. October 13, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay story December 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful May 8, 2013
By L.S
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Dolls for me!!!! March 21, 2012
By Melissa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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!
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pass! November 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Waste of time. Its a very short story with intetesting aspects but otherwise not well written enough to be gripping
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
"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

5 Stars

Ray Nicholson
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This book has a way of grabbing your attention and reading it till the very end. One more another great book.
Published 1 day ago by robin massa
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
I absolutely LOVED this ! Even though it was short, I just really have nothing other to say then I loved it! 5 stars !
Published 1 day ago by Jess Andrews
3.0 out of 5 stars Short, fast read
This was an enjoyable read. Very creepy and mysterious. However, this is not a book just a short story. I read it last night in an hour. Read more
Published 2 days ago by LorettaS
4.0 out of 5 stars Creepy
The Doll by J. C. Martin is a creepy, well-written short story. Supernatural fans of all ages would enjoy reading this book.
Published 3 days ago by Miranda
4.0 out of 5 stars The Doll
Relatively decent story for a short story. The characters had connection to each other and the origin of the story. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I liked it very much !! Is there a series to this story? If so are they free???!! Thank you for a wonderful book Ms. Martin.
Published 4 days ago by Gabriela Canelon
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent free book
This book is ok. I mainly got
It because it was a free ebook. It keeps pace and moves along decently enough but not one of my favorites. Not bad for free though
Published 5 days ago by Katherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellently creepy
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it
The book was good it was short though could of been longer. I would like a sequel. Dec worth reading if you get it for free
Published 6 days ago by ERICA RUSSO
3.0 out of 5 stars Hooked beginning
Oh such a short story but had me at non-stop reading from the start.There is truth to some of this story.Kind of creepy:) Enjoy
Published 6 days ago by freda
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

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.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category