Rag Doll

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A fascinating short story about a dream of a lifetime. Jeremy Martell plans to take his four-year-old son, Todd to search for diamonds in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. It isn’t a diamond his young son finds in the Arkansas state park. The Crater of Diamonds State Park becomes a crime scene? Crime, sex, and mystery make this a very entertaining read. More
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  • Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
  • Words: 5,920
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781301209828
About Rebecca Scarberry

Rebecca Scarberry was born in Southern California. She retired as a claims analyst for an HMO in Las Vegas, Nevada. She lives on a very secluded non-working farm in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas with her husband and five cats. She has devoted her time to writing fiction since 2009 and has self-published works in four different genres.

She published her debut, Messages from Henry in June 2012. It was written for young adults but many adults are finding it very entertaining. The sequel, Where Love Takes You, was published in August 2013. On December 10, 2012, she published a short story called, Rag Doll. This very short story is for adults only. It’s a spicy crime drama, and many readers were taken by surprise by the twist in the end. She’s now being compared to O’Henry. She has since published three children's picture books. It's called her Jumper series, about a funny red beach ball; telling the readers all about his adventures away from the toy store. Children, age 4 and up, want Jumper on TV. She has currently written the script for one episode and will attempt to make this a reality.

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Review by: SATO66 on Feb. 22, 2015 :
Suspenseful tale with psychological insight. Jeremy Martell is a 30 year old guy whose marriage is on the rocks. He takes his family to a vacation, hoping to search diamonds with his son. But the son finds something VERY different, and soon Jeremy finds his life falling apart.

The story has a wild twist. I'm not spoiling anything--experienced reader will sense it coming. The good news is that Ms. Scarberry did not use the twist as her only card. It's what happens AFTER the twist that makes RAG DOLL work.
Ms. Scarberry tells her tale in sharp, swift style. Once Jeremy's son finds....uh, the rag doll, you won't be able to put the story down. And pay attention to her use of the color red.

Since it's a short story, some scenes are brief. Perhaps an additional 1000 or 2000 words might have given it even more depth and richness. But RAG DOLL can hardly be criticized on those points; the combination of swiftness and complexity results in crisp entertainment. Enjoy.
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Review by: ePrinted Books on Sep. 27, 2014 :
It's that old time romantic lure that kept me reading from the start to the total surprised ending. If you love suspense, something mysterious with total surprise at the end, then Rag Doll is the read for you. I made the mistake of starting it when I did not have time to keep reading to the finish, and I was late for work.
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