Book Review – Frozen Charlotte

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my review of Frozen Charlotte, one of the buddy reads back from January.

We’re waiting for you to come and play…

Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind…

Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lilias with a fear of bones and Piper, who seems just a bit too good to be true.

And then there’s her other cousin.
The girl with a room full of antique dolls.
The girl that shouldn’t be there.
The girl that died.

This was my first of the Red Eye books, and it was a really spooky one to start with. There was no shying away from the uncertainty that Sophie feels during every waking moment at the house, and it was so well put across. Lost in her grief, it’s only her determination to find out what really happened to her friend that keeps her there. But soon things go up a pitch that even she can’t control.

It was a genuinely creepy book, one of those ones you read during the day, and makes you absolutely certain that you don’t want any dolls nearby. I recently read a book on mudlarking where the author mentioned having found some frozen charlotte dolls during her searches and genuinely shivered. Just in case.

The small cast of characters really keeps you engaged as you follow Sophie through the book. You see different sides to all of them, and wonder at times how they are still functioning. It seems like they are all just holding on by their finger nails, apart from Piper. You never know quite who to trust, and that feeling of being generally unsettled is hugely emotive as you read. Creeptastic.

Thanks for stopping by for this review today. I’ll be back with reviews of more creepy reads soon – you can be absolutely certain of that! To make sure you don’t miss out on a post, be sure to follow my blog for notifications of every post that goes live.


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