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The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse

Author(s): Fiona Davis

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern/1950s



When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely new, colourful yet seedy side of New York City. Over half a century later, journalist Rose Lewin hears rumours of Darby’s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid. A perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life, Rose becomes obsessed with finding the truth about what really happened at the hotel.

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A time slip novel that is well crafted and smoothly brought together. The author clearly has done her research and knows the city well, both now and then. Determination sees the characters through. Very...

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