The Dollhouse by Charis Cotter
Hardcover – Tundra – Aug 2021 – 351 pages
Alice’s world is falling apart. Her parents are getting a divorce, and they’ve cancelled their yearly cottage trip–the one thing that gets Alice through the school year. Instead, Alice and her mom are heading to some small town where Alice’s mom will be a live-in nurse to a rich elderly lady. The house is huge, imposing, and spooky, and everything inside is meticulously kept and perfect–not a fun place to spend the summer. Things start to get weird when Alice finds a dollhouse in the attic that’s an exact replica of the house she’s living in. Then she wakes up to find a girl asleep next to her in her bed–a girl who looks a lot like one of the dolls from the dollhouse. When the dollhouse starts to change, she knows she has to solve the mystery. Who are the girls in the dollhouse? What happened to them? And what is their connection to the mean and mysterious woman who owns the house?