Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…
Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.
The prequel book ‘Charlotte Says’, haunted me more than any book ever and brought back childhood fears. I was more than reluctant to read this but refused to be beaten by a book.
The creepy dolls were still present but with the story seeming to have a present day setting, it was way less scary. It did still make for a compelling and creepy story and the characters involved were clearly pushed to breaking points and then some!
Wouldn’t read this book again but I am glad that I managed to push through with it. I think I shall leave thrillers that involve dolls far away from my bookworm hands!
The only negative nelly I had was that I worked out almost immediately what the twist was and how it would play out. As I could already see the endgame, reading became less connective.
I would give this book: 🌟🌟🌟🌟