The Dollhouse: A Ghost Story by Charis Cotter
A creepy, mysterious dollhouse takes center stage in this atmospheric middle-grade mystery for fans of Doll Bones and Small Spaces.
Alice's world is falling apart. Her parents are getting a divorce, and they've cancelled their yearly cottage trip -- the one thing that gets Alice through the school year. Instead, Alice and her mom are heading to some small town where Alice's mom will be a live-in nurse to a rich elderly lady.
The house is huge, imposing and spooky, and everything inside is meticulously kept and perfect -- not a fun place to spend the summer. Things start to get weird when Alice finds a dollhouse in the attic that's an exact replica of the house she's living in. Then she wakes up to find a girl asleep next to her in her bed -- a girl who looks a lot like one of the dolls from the dollhouse . . .
When the dollhouse starts to change when Alice isn't looking, she knows she has to solve the mystery. Who are the girls in the dollhouse? What happened to them? And what is their connection to the mean and mysterious woman who owns the house?
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
About the Author:
Charis Cotter is the author of some very spooky books: The Swallow: A Ghost Story, The Painting and The Ferryland Visitor. She lives in a house by the ocean in Newfoundland near two ancient cemeteries, where she writes about ghosts every day, but never at night. She takes her writing workshops and Newfoundland ghost stories to schools across Canada and the United States.