• Clown in the Dark

  • The Dollmaker's Curse, Book 1
  • By: Ian Fortey, Scare Street
  • Narrated by: Thom Bowers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Evil lurks behind a doll’s porcelain eyes and painted smile….

Fiona Garris never believed in ghosts or evil spirits. A loner by nature, all she wants to do is complete her latest freelance assignment and retreat to her city apartment. But when she suddenly inherits the sprawling estate of an uncle she barely knew, Fiona soon discovers that the supernatural is all too real….

Deep within her uncle’s mansion, a vault has been hidden away from prying eyes, built to hold a very special collection of dolls. But these are no ordinary playthings. Each one is a vessel for a lost soul, an evil spirit. 

Fiona finds herself caught in a struggle between good and evil, as a sinister dollmaker seeks to gain control of these vile toys. One night, while the house is still and silent, one of these creations—a maniacal clown doll—creeps through the dark halls…eager to spread terror as it once had.

Can Fiona survive long enough to discover the secret to stopping this abomination?

Or will the murderous doll make her its next victim? 

©2022 Scare Street (P)2022 Scare Street

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Great read!

I loved the fact that it was a thrilling ride that will be continued. It gave you a unexpected hero to I fall in love with and a chiliasm you'll love to hate. I look forward to the next book!

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Great Story

Loved it! 😍 Great characters. The next doll sounds worst than the first. Can't wait for the next book.

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Clown in Darkness

Loved everything about this book! The story was great and swept me in from the begining . Loved the narration too . Can't wait for the next book in this series.

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Clown

I received this advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and I'm willingly doing so now. wow what a great beginning to what I'm thinking will be a great series I loved meeting everyone I can not wait to see what will happen next it seemed to just fly by and it definitely will keep you entertained. if you like books filled with excitement and perhaps some chills this is the book for you. The narration makes you feel like you can see what's going on. great story and narration. both thumbs up.

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Suitably creepy, but…

I had a hard time getting into this one. On one hand, it was creepy in the sense that my house looks like Toys “R” Us exploded in it, so we have a lot of dolls, and it really really made me think about whether I wanted to get up in the middle of the night, but on the other hand, I had a hard time keeping my mind on the story. I’m not quite sure why, could’ve been me, could’ve been the story, but I just had a hard time keeping my mind on it when reading. I’ve run into this before, and the second book, since this seems to be a series, is better, which has me going back and re-reading the first book and it turns out better. I hope that’s the case, because I have no plan to not read the next book. Every author deserves a chance, and sometimes even a second chance.

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An interesting take on haunted toys

This is a fun twist on possessed toys. The story creeped me out so much within the first 3 chapters it left me craving more and wanting to listen faster. I can't wait to see what Baskin gets up to.

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Tik Tok

I totally enjoyed this book with haunted dolls and a murderous clown. Enjoyed the characters of Fiona (niece that inherits her Uncle Henry’s fortune and collection), best friend Vera and Tik Tok and their adventure to recapture the clown. Shelton and Matilda turned out to be a surprise and they need to watch out for Wilkes. Cannot wait for next book!

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I was scared enough to keep checking every sound

This reinforced my dislike of clowns and puppets in general. The writing is awesome and unpredictable. It caught me off guard early on and scared me enough that I was hearing sounds in a room when I know I'm alone. I truly like the way Moran and Moran came in. That tells me that there will be more scares to come. I haven't been this creeped out since Pinhead and I loved him. The next time though I think I'll read it with others around.

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Wow. Just wow

Ian made a great decision to start this book off with a murderous clown doll; it's been a long time since my heart has beat that fast while reading a book. Certainly not a book to read before bed....

I loved the evil spirit part of the book and Tik Tok! I can see this will be an AWESOME series. Enjoy