Hallie Ephron writes stories that command your attention until the end. I picked this up and read until I had to put it down…I had to find out what happened to Janey. Lis was a 7 year-old little girl when she was playing in the yard with her 4 year-old sister, Janey. Lis sees a little dog and chases it into the woods, and her sister is left alone and ultimately disappears. Lis is now in her 40s with her own daughter, and she has been living with her mother for quite a while. Janey’s disappearances has effected them for decades.
Here is the creepy part, Miss Sorrel, Lis and Janey’s mother, is a doll maker. She makes porcelain dolls in the likeness of a child who keeps the daughter….made with that child’s hair. One day, a woman appears to Miss Sorrel with an old doll that looks just like Janey…..could this has been the doll that Janey had when she disappeared? If it is the doll, where is Janey and what happened to her?
The story unfolds quickly, and Miss Sorrel and Lis realize they are in danger as they get closer to discovering what has happened to Janey.
Quick, easy read. A few flaws with the characters, but nothing that gets in the way with the story. Well-worth the read!