The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. HolmbergThe Fifth Doll
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 253
Date: July 25, 2017
Publisher: 47North

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.

Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.

When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

Rating: Moderate. Mild substance use; mild language; non-graphic sexual references; mild (nonsexual) violence or horror.

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About Charlie N. Holmberg

Born in Salt Lake City, Charlie was raised a Trekkie alongside three sisters who also have boy names. She graduated from BYU, plays the ukulele, owns too many pairs of glasses, and hopes to one day own a dog. She currently lives with her family in Utah.

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