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Dolly: A Ghost Story | Susan Hill
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The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meannesses appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity. But when spoilt Leonora is not given the birthday present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying consequences for everyone.
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GypsyKat
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I got this free from Audible. A little slow, but adequately creepy for this time of year. 3 1/2 stars.

LeahBergen I just read this yesterday! 👯‍♀️ 1mo
GypsyKat @LeahBergen It‘s perfect for October! 🥰 1mo
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LeahBergen
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And now for a creepy, seasonal read!

I love Susan Hill‘s ghost stories/novellas and this is one I haven‘t read yet. 👏🏻👏🏻

Karkar That bookmark is freaky! ❤️📚❤️ 1mo
KristiAhlers You‘re totally winning with that bookmark. I collect them so that‘s one I haven‘t seen before 😂 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love that bookmark. 1mo
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Julsmarshall Yikes! That bookmark! 1mo
vivastory This bookmark 🤣 1mo
CarolynM That bookmark is SO disturbing! (Shudders) 1mo
Sleepswithbooks That bookmark 😱😱😱😱 1mo
Cathythoughts Creepy bookmark indeed 😳.. I‘ve never read anything by Susan Hill.. I must investigate 1mo
batsy That bookmark genuinely gave me a fright 🤣 1mo
TrishB Just to let you know your parcel arrived today 😘 thank you. I have something on the way for you from a Canadian bookstore- they said delivery by tomorrow 🤞🏻🤞🏻 1mo
TrishB That bookmark is the best! 1mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts My favourite of hers is The Woman in Black. You might want to try that one! 1mo
LeahBergen @TrishB Yay! I was worried it wasn‘t going to arrive in time as I chose the cheaper shipping rate. 😆 And you sent something for me?? Thank you! 😘😘 1mo
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Jadams1776
Dolly | Susan Hill
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Be nice to your elders and always be grateful for what you have....otherwise an elderly aunt may place a curse upon you. +16 #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 #Screamathon2020

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suvata
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Audible running time: 3 hrs 15 min
A chilling ghost story from the author of The Woman in Black, set in a crumbling English house...

Kappadeemom Creepy doll...love it! 13mo
suvata @Kappadeemom Right? 13mo
Cathythoughts Looks good 😬👍🏻 13mo
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veritysalter
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another wonder speculative fiction novella from Susan Hill. Her themes of embittered women, greed and selfishness are well defined, as well as the naive and “good” man who is “haunted” by these women.

Powered_By_Plants That cover 😱 freaky! I loved the woman in black by Susan hill 📚 1y
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TheReadingCompanion
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Wonderfully creepy and disturbing novella. Perfect for October

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Addison_Reads
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The creepiest thing about this story was the cover. #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

It says right on the cover that it's a ghost story, but after finishing it I am not sure why. The writing was good, but I went in expecting a haunting tale and it just wasn't that.

4thhouseontheleft Too bad it disappointed, it definitely is a creepy cover. 2y
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Bookzombie
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I'm not sure why this book has the subtitle "A Ghost Story" as there are no ghosts. This is my first Susan Hill read. Maybe my expectations were too high but I never found this story scary. The portion where the main character is remembering his childhood was the best part and I thought it was going to get very creepy but then it just fizzled for me. #screamathon

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