The Doll by J.C. Martin

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Summary: 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.

My Review: First I found this book in my research for books set in Mexico, I wanted to find books set in the country so I could supplement my travels. I found mostly scary as hell books… which begs the question why do I hold Mexico so near to my heart?

This book was creepy as hell. First let me say The Island of Dolls is real and part of me wants to check it out next time I find myself in Mexico City, another part of me thinks ah hell no ain’t no way I am going to the Island of the Dolls.

This book is a short story, roughly 30 pages but it is 30 pages of creepy stuff that had me waking up in the middle of the night thinking a Mexican doll was watching me. Trust me if you have been to Mexico you know what dolls I am talking about. You see them in all of the markets.

This book is probably honestly one of my favorite short stories I read this year, I can’t stop talking about it. I love things supernatural and I love books that are set in Supernatural places that are real so this book is a win win…plus these dolls are creepy like related to Chucky creepy.

This is a super quick read and I highly recommend you get a copy you will not be disappointed especially since this is Halloween month and every one is looking for a book that gives you a delightful scare.

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