The Doll

The Doll

by J.C. Martin

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BN ID: 2940011543609
Publisher: J.C. Martin
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 542,887
File size: 332 KB

About the Author

J.C. Martin is a displaced Malaysian living in South London, England, with her husband and three dogs. After working in pharmaceutical research and in education as a schoolteacher, she decided to put her 2nd degree black belt in Wing Chun to good use. She now teaches martial arts, and writes whenever she can. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies for New Asian Writing, Pill Hill Press and Static Movement, and she is the winner of the 2010 IFWG Publishing Story Quest Short Story Contest.

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The Doll 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this short story and well worth the read.Although this is only 78 pages...so many good details and a lot was done in few pages.Love how nicely everything came together and how things were explained.It was VERY creepy and i will probably not look at dolls the same way.Already reading more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good short story. Hanging dolls is kind of creapy, but that's why we read this stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg that freakin doll is freakin crazy whew had me breathing hard till the end Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good fast paced book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story. It was original and fast paced.
StarGazer2 More than 1 year ago
Creepy The Doll by J. C. Martin is a creepy, well-written short story. Supernatural fans of all ages would enjoy reading this book. 
Sheri-A-Wilkinson More than 1 year ago
The Doll by J.C. Marti Joyce Parker and her daughter go to The Island of the Dolls in Mexico for a vacation. But what Joyce finds there is bizarre and creepy. There are hundreds of dolls all rotting and disgusting hanging from the trees. But Joyce's daughter falls in love with one particular doll, and she decides to let her "pick" it from the tree. What happens after that seems unreal to Joyce and she finds that Urban Legends may not be just that. I love a great creepy, scary story and The Doll was a great read. My only complaint, it was too short! For those who love horror/spooky stories this book is for you. I would love to read more by J.C. Martin.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Protagonist-The author does a good job with the protagonist, giving her a logical mind that’s going to be resistant to the paranormal going on around her. She’d a very solid character and acts according to her personality. Antagonist-A lurking presence. The author does an amazing job of setting this up and building tension with the ominous presence. Situation—The author either did a really good job researching a religion, or she did a great job inventing a religion. Either way, she introduced a fascinating system of beliefs and mode to transfer them into her character’s lives. Resolution—Perfect. Without giving up too much, the author gives a chilling ending that fits right into the story.  Overall—Clearly, five stars as it is. The only thing is, there is enough of story here to stretch into a novel and it could have been done without dragging on. A will be reading more by this author.  
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Ended to quickly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing!
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Creepy--but almost believable---voodoo--Is it real??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a fine short story about 70 pages. It had a good set up a decent middle could tweek the ending a bit more to make it flow perfectly, but that is just an opinion. Did enjoy the story. Something to give you a slight spook on a dreary night.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was pretty good for a short story, th edolls were creepy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was creative and well written. I liked the creepy factor and the twist at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont lie mysteries ...but i love this !!!!!!!!!
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rjb63 More than 1 year ago
I am more of a novel person but, this short story was entertaining although somewhat predictable.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creepy short story. Very well written and the ending was a neat surprise!