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Miss Polly had a Dolly

(Emma Frost #2)

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Miss Polly had a dolly. A beautiful daughter that she called her Baby Doll. Every day she dressed her in dresses and brushed her hair before they went outside to show off to the neighbors. On the playground one day her Baby Doll talked to a boy, and for one unforgivable second, Miss Polly let herself be distracted by a woman telling her how adorable she thought her ...more
Published October 10th 2013
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Gayla
Dec 24, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was like a car wreck on the side of the road. You just can't help but look (or read on).
Jenn
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. A decent murder mystery with a creepy twist. The author did a fine job on the narrative, but some of the plot was a bit of a stretch. How did the police, who failed to notice the similarities in the cases of the missing girls, determine within hours that the Bowtie Killer was associated with the talent show?

I understand that our expectations should be lowered a bit when a book is free, but there is only so much that can be forgiven. In this book, "front door" becomes "frond door",
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Marina Spirova
I can't say I like it....

The book is gruesome in so many ways that I can't even begin to list them.
Somewhere I read that this book is like a car crash, and if I have to be honest, I have to totally agree. It is like looking at a crime scene that is despicable and still you cannot take your eyes off it.
It has a lot of unnecessary pervert scenes that it is unpleasant to read in places. Moreover, I could not quite agree with the reasoning of the killer for choosing his specific victims. The
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Nerfzilla
May 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book is unbelievably bad. Atrocious, awful, horrible. It is boring, predictable dreadfully written and difficult to imagine that someone actually published it. The story is ludicrous and silly, it's as if someone not terribly bright was telling you the story of an awful made-for-television movie. The characters are wooden and one dimensional and straight out of central casting. There is not one twist or turn that you didn't see coming from miles away. It's as if some deranged eleven year ...more
Denise
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'Miss Polly had a Dolly' is a thriller that sucked me in from the beginning. The storyline was incredibly dramatic and thrilling. I really liked it. The way the story played out had some unexpected twists. The characters were a great cast of personalities. Emma, once again, played an awesome lead. I could not put this book down. I look forward to reading the next book in this series. I love the writing style that Willow Rose uses to bring her books to life. A definite add to your tbr list. ...more
Joy
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this murder mystery even though it's different than what I usually read. I enjoyed trying to piece clues together & solve the mysteries. However after I read this book I couldn't figure out why the killer only killed young girls and not sweaty sicko guys or mother figures since that's what tormented his mind , body and soul since he was 6 years old. I do plan on reading more of Willows books when I get money to buy more books.
Michelle
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A little to dark

The first book was an interesting scary read. This one went too far for my tastes. Parts of it made me queasy. Vivid descriptions of child rape are just horrifying. The killer did have me guessing however.
Glenda Beck
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrifying

This story is terrifying, not for children! I find it heartbreaking and too believable for these kind of things to happen. A story that you won't fully understand till the end.
Linda
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if it's creepier that the author comes up with these horror stories or that I read them! She keeps me glued to the pages until the end, then I start another.
Jeanine
Dec 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Set in Denmark, this is a pretty darn good mystery with a nice little twist.
Ebalyn McCullagh
Twists

A lot of twists and turns in this one. Nina really being Patrick was a new one to me! On to the next in the series!
Leigh
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There are several things that I really like about the Emma Frost series, and about Willow Rose as an author. I enjoy that the books are set in Denmark, because that is unique to the majority of books that I read. I enjoy the descriptions of the island and the surrounding countries. I also really like how the books are inspired based on children's rhymes. That is not something that I've commonly seen, and that makes the series unique, as well.

In the first book, I was tentatively intrigued for
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Bonnie Dale Keck
Sep 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Kindle Unlimited, although own 9 of the 10 and possibly some of the sets; wondering if should buy 10 so going to read on ku but first going to read 1 NOPE ALL GARBAGE, went through 10 piles of filth and garbage and sewage.


This is, by far, one of stupidest things have ever read in entire life, and that's thousands of books across every genre. Did person writing this have English skills, because sure doesn't seem that way, and if it was translated that person needs fired, whoever edited this crap
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Denise Keef
Though I did enjoy the mystery in this story, the child porn brought the book down for me. There should be a warning on this book advising of the rape of children and detailed child porn. I will not be reading any more of this series.
Arlene
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was an okay book I thought who the killer is was incredibly obvious and unfortunately I don't like the parts of the book about Emma and her family. At one point Emma's talking about her son having a seizure and when she he tells her things after the seizure she's learned that it is important and she needs to pay attention. And then in the next chapter she's talking about her son and the fact that he can't tell sometimes the difference between reality and his realities so she's not sure what ...more
Michelle
May 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

This story wasn't very well written, didn't flow, and was basically unbelievable on many fronts.
Nikki Forster
This book was dumb! It felt like amateur writing. I had to read several lines over because they didn't make sense. Couldn't wait for it to end!
Deborah
Strange

The characters have little depth. Not really in a sensible order to connect any of the dots. I wouldn't recommend it.
Aunt Meanie
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the book blurb says Not for the faint-hearted they mean it! This book is omahgah creepy to the max. From the title of the book and the book cover > could you have any doubt?

The book blurb:

Miss Polly had a dolly. A beautiful daughter that she called her Baby Doll. Every day she dressed her in cute outfits and brushed her hair before they went outside to show off to the neighbors. On the playground, one day her Baby Doll talked to a boy, and for one unforgivable second, Miss Polly let
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J Young
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Watch over your children!

Emma Frost has inherited her grandmothers house on Fanoe Island in Denmark and lives there with her two children while pursuing her career as an author. She now has a best seller, based on events that occurred on Fanoe Island years ago, which generated enough money to help her family live more comfortably. Fanoe is a pretty island but that only conceals the horrors waiting there in the past and in the present.

Victor, Emmas son, begins having prescient seizures as girls
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Charlotte
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting storyline but writer's affect is flat

This book is the first one for me by Willow Rose. She is quite a prolific writer with several series and various genre. This book is full of strong emotions, but I did not feel those emotions when reading. In that sense, the book was flat. There are only a few typos of missing prepositions, but they do not take away from the story. The missing prepositions could also be a difference between how English and Americans express things. The storyline
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Krystal
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read, horror
A disturbed woman who dresses her 6 year old daughter up like a doll, and tells her not to let anyone touch her and don't get dirty in the playground, she's only out in public to be looked at and admired. The little girl wanders off to an ice cream truck to be sold to a brothel in Poland. *TRIGGER WARNING* *DISTURBING* There are gross and disgusting sexual acts with children of the age of 6. This is where I have to remove a few stars, I could do without reading about such things.
The book is
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Quinesia Johnson
It started off really creatively about the first 4 or 5 chapters, then it was filled with trauma and plot twists. It's probably horror classified. The traumatic parts were pretty jarring with abuse and crime. Abuse survivors should be warned. The pleasurable aspect of this book was it's creativity and simplicity. Though, some of the writing in the midst of the book's turns and creativity came across convoluted in the writing, and made the plot harder to follow. However, I'll take a creative book ...more
Sheila
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like Willow Rose's stories, but I just wish there was more character development. This one was particularly creepy. There were really three seemingly random stories going on in this book. However, they were all connected. It was a good book. I can't help thinking, though, that the tiny island where this and the previous book took place must be a seriously dangerous place. It's a good fast read.
Donnna
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Horrifyingly Terriific

In this 2nd story featuring Emma Frost, I think it's fair to say Willow Rose has met the creepy factor again! Another horrific tale on Fanoe Island where Emma and her family live. A young child has gone missing, a celebrity is coming to the island, and bodies start piling up Can Emma figure out what's really going on? Will she live to figure it or die trying?
Victoria Stolte
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow this one had a lot of elements that fit nicely together and a twist I never saw coming. There are some pretty dark disturbing things in this one but I believe that they all brought us to where everything turned out the way it did. I must say though this is turning out to be a very creepy island that Emma moved her family to. Wonder what will happen to the unsuspecting inhabitants of Fanoe island next...
Amber
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this book down.

The beginning can get a little confusing , while we are introduced to each character . The story is still intriguing even than. If you have a fear of dolls this book is going to make you never want to see another. From kidnapping, to lies, odd hobbies and out of their mind plot twists , you never know what's coming next. This is a must read as a stand alone or a part of the series.
Candice Mckinney
Emma Frost is home from her book tour when her Dad introduces her to his new girlfriend. Emma learns that the girlfriend lost her daughter when she was 6 years old, presumably from drowning. Emma learns that several other girls have disappeared from the island over the years always when they were 6 years old.
Miss Polly had a Dolly is a very good, well written book about a horrible subject, child abductions.
Neva
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miss Polly

After a slow start - the story took off with jaw dropping , must read completely before putting it down , book. I was a bit confused about the mothers and missing girls. But then I caught on to what was happening and what HAD happened. Interesting twist. Had to read it in one sitting. Thank you.
Susan Harrowa
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! The chilling and eerie possibility of the story. It's what gets me with her stories. Every time. You know that there's grains of truth woven in. That people out there are horrible enough to kidnap children. And horrifying depths a broken parent can reach if that was your child. How that single event can ripple outward and take on a disturbing life of own.
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