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In the voice of the dolls we meet tall, young and pretty Sarah Stacey who, undecided about her future after her father's death, takes a temporary job as a governess to sad little Jennie Foster. Since her mother's accidental death, Jennie has been withdrawn; she plays only with her dolls, "communicating" with them in a macabre game that resembles reality in the secretive FoIn the voice of the dolls we meet tall, young and pretty Sarah Stacey who, undecided about her future after her father's death, takes a temporary job as a governess to sad little Jennie Foster. Since her mother's accidental death, Jennie has been withdrawn; she plays only with her dolls, "communicating" with them in a macabre game that resembles reality in the secretive Foster household all too accurately....

Title : The Voice of the Dolls
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ISBN : 9780862207403
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 200 Pages
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The Voice of the Dolls Reviews

  • Sarah Mac
    2018-11-21 00:41

    Rather underwhelming...but this is a very early Eden (1950) reissued in the '70s, so I'll assume it's not her best & try another one later. Like Mary Stewart's Wildfire at Midnight (also an early work), this book is more of a traditional mystery novel, & thus it contains tropes that I dislike. The characters are flat. The big reveal is infodump'd by the bad guy (and, later, the hero). The mystery is a traditional "one of this family...is a murderer!" sort of deal. The dolls of the title are barely involved in the story, & their creep factor was diminished to the point where they were nothing but a plot-movement device. The heroine was dumb (alas, poor namesake) & contributed nothing to fitting the clues together, though she did manage to jump to conclusions & be surprised by the blithe, blustering villain-in-disguise...after already deciding he must be involved. *facepalm* Finally, all the major twists were predictable & said villain was exactly whom I'd suspected from page 10. Nope. Not great. (Notable exception: the chapter where Sarah was stuck playing nursemaid to a comatose victim. That scene was good.)IMO, Voice of the Dolls has been incorrectly lumped into the genre that Eden most commonly wrote. Romantic suspense, maybe -- but all romantic suspense is NOT gothic. Auto-labeling romantic suspense as gothic is like saying all dystopian novels are post-apocalyptic. It just ain't true, y'all....See, these sub-categories are important to obsessive shelvers like yours truly. Don't judge. :P2.5 stars, rounded up. I'm feeling kind.

  • Misfit
    2018-11-22 02:00

    Entertaining mystery that will keep you guessing fairly close to the end.

  • Lisa Greer
    2018-11-14 03:37

    I'm giving Dorothy Eden another try. I have only liked one of her novels so far, so we'll see...Ok, I did 58 pages, and ick. I don't like this one either. Annoying characters, kind of inane premise (to me anyway), and predictable storyline. As per my usual rule about not reading stuff that I don't enjoy, I'm quitting this one. Life is too short, and I think this is my last Dorothy Eden novel with only one hit out of several misses.

  • Melinda
    2018-11-24 01:48

    I knew who the villain was going to be pretty early on but I enjoyed the book despite that. Creepy at times and scary when you are reading about folks that are obviously sociopaths.

  • Louise Sinclair
    2018-11-30 02:53

    An enjoyable book. I like the old fashioned style of writing. Dorothy Eden created a set of very sharply drawn characters. The vulnerable wife, the stoic governess, a stilted child, the binge eating mother in law together with the hero and the charismatic psychopath.My main objection is that the book is too short and events happen too quickly.Sarah Stacey lands the position and immediately a death occurs. Build up would have added to the suspense.I found Venetia to be the most interesting female with her frailties. I admit to being rather envious of her blue satin sheets and diamond earrings.If you are looking for a politically incorrect gothic romance, I recommend this book.

  • Nattie
    2018-11-26 01:43

    Entertaining and somewhat creepy. There were a few areas that were a bit wordy and could have been cut out in my opinion, but overall, I was impressed enough to have high hopes for the other Dorothy Eden books on my bookshelf.I don't think it would be a gothic if someone didn't do something utterly idiotic along the way. There were a couple idiots hanging around in this story, but they weren't so foolish that I wanted to toss the book at them.

  • Chessica Hullum
    2018-11-26 23:52

    This is my second favorite book thus far under Dorothy Eden's books. I love how she drew you in by means of a child and then later showed how the haracter too, became indulged in the mystery. Great read.

  • Gena Lott
    2018-11-13 22:53

    Eden keeps me reading! She is a great story-teller.

  • Ralynn
    2018-12-10 21:43

    very boring not worth your time to read

  • Angie
    2018-12-13 23:52

    3 1/2 stars if I could...I liked this book and its mystery. She has a different style of writing, but enjoyable

  • Samantha
    2018-11-22 23:40

    I wonderful mystery! I read the book in a day and was guessing until the very end. mysteries just aren't written the same anymore.

  • Bonnie Seiwell
    2018-12-02 02:45

    Loved it

  • Kaylynn
    2018-11-14 20:33

    I havn't read a gothic romance for a long time this was sitting on my selve it was enjoyable just not very in depth just light reading.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-04 23:46

    A good old fashioned English mystery with a sweet love twist at the end. I know it was written in1950, but a good story is always a good story.