Saturday, August 15, 2015
Randy Speeg

Saturday Short Story Review: The Doll by J.C. Martin

J.C. Martin’s short story The Doll is an excellent little ghost story. What caught my attention and prompted my purchase of this ebook was the setting. The Island of the Dolls is a real location in Mexico that has been featured on a few ghost hunting reality TV shows. This place has always fascinated me.

Martin does a decent job of capturing the spooky atmosphere of this location. Her characters are believable and relatable, and her pacing to build the tension is good.

Martin brought some real world occult practices and terminology into the story, which was a nice touch and added that extra bit of believability to the plot. (more…)