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Publisher's Summary

Life played its horrible games with the girl. As she grew up she devised clever places to hide - inside and outside of her mind. She was tricked by her own illusions; she was caught in traps of her own creation. It began with a kidnapping, a locked room, and the broken doll that was more than a plaything…and always, in the shadows, the dangerous painting from her past waited, threatening to expose her.

©2018 Dona Fox (P)2018 Dona Fox

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Seriously Creepy

I am not normally a big fan of horror short stories... mainly because they don't usually evoke any kind of emotional reaction from me. This, on the other hand, did. It was as creepy as all heck. The narrator's voice catches this content of this tale perfectly. I can highly recommend this piece by Dona and I am looking forward to hearing more from her in the future. Please note: I solicited and received a review copy of this work. However, the opinions expressed are my own and were not required or incentivized by the author or narrator.

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Haunting

When I started this book I said to myself I wonder what crazy train ride Dona Fox is going to take me on now! Well this story was as haunting, intense and twisted as I expected. The story of a young girl betrayed by her father sucks you right in and does not let you go! As with all the books I’ve listened to by this author It doesn’t feel like a short story. Everything is laid out for you and you will soon be putting all the pieces together.
Barbara Nevens Taylor did a great job upping the creepy factor, definitely reccomend

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Intelligent and dripping with emotions

This is a well thought out tale, dripping with emotions. I like the way the author leaves you somewhat baffled in the beginning, you see pieces of the puzzle, never the whole story. Then, when all gels together you are struck by the intensity of it all. I went back through it a second time, now fascinated by the clues that were laid out. To me, that's a mark of a good story, something intelligent that makes you want to revisit it again and again.

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Emotional

This story is well written and the narrator does a wonderful job. I felt so many emotions for the main character while listening. I was given a free copy of this story for my unbiased review.

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Good short story!

This story is well written and the narrator done a great job telling the story. I am looking forward to listening to more books by this author.

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Entertaining

I found it a little difficult to follow this book at first , but by the end of it I understood exactly what was happening. It is well and well narrated. I didn’t find it scary. It made me think about it for a while after I finished listening to it.

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Very dark, but great!

Very dark subject matter here. Written from the perspective of a girl who's been through some nasty stuff and had to cope with it. Really well-written, and a moving piece. Dona Fox stories always paint a vivid picture in my mind. Very good narrator too!

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This was a different cup of tea.

What can I say about this short story? This is definitely not my usual read/listen to, so I wasn't sure what to expect. On that note, I feel strange leaving a high rating for such a horrible story--situation-wise, that is. It was scary in that I couldn't imagine ever going through this type of situation, much less personally knowing someone who has. And it was well-written that it was easy to imagine what this girl must have gone through just based on the author's vivid descriptions. Plus, the narrator had the best/creepiest voice that went so well with this story. The ending made me think of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper."

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 09-13-18

Eerie and Unsettling

With this little piece of horror Dona Fox should be crowned the Queen of Creepy. Barbara Taylor has the perfect voice to narrate this eerie and unsettling story.

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A Different Kind of Horror

I am impressed by the different levels of horror this author is able to write about and bring together in these short pieces.

This short story doesn't involve the creepy crawly type of horror, but rather a horror of a different variety. At first things seems kind of bizarre; but the author feeds us piece by piece of the story and at the very end it all falls together so that you can see the full picture and magnitude of the situation. Fantastic for such a short piece. Definitely kept me thinking about it long after it was over.

The narrator did a really good job on this short piece.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Jennifer Rose Bradley
  • 10-06-18

My Cousin Jimmy.

Even though this is such a short story. It's dark and packs a punch to the listener. I couldn't help but feel sorry for the girl in this story. Can't wait to hear or read more by this author. This story will certainly leave you thinking.

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  • Deedra
  • 10-04-18

The Girl with Atypical Eyee

This was a good,creepy story.I can't say much more since it is only 34 minutes long.Barbara Nevins Taylor was a fine narrator.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • J Smith
  • 09-16-18

Creepy as hell!

Dark and confusing (in a good way!). Crawl space is still my favourite of Dona’s, but if you like scary short stories, then definitely give his a go.
Barbara does really well with the narration too and really adds to the scary intenseness of the situation!
This is my honest opinion of a free review copy.

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  • MEdy
  • 09-15-18

Short horror story

This is a short horror story that I listened in one sitting. I wish it was longer but enjoy it anyway.

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  • Melanie osmond
  • 09-13-18

My review

This is a great short read and listen for anyone who loves horror or dark fiction.

We meet a young girl who has been betrayed by the who person she always thought was there to protect her. However, she ends up losing her soul and her mind in end.

The poor child! But I loved the book, for short listen it certainly grabs your attention and doesn’t let go.