She’s your best friend … beautiful, charismatic, compassionate, but she might betray you.
Broken Doll is the tragic story of a charming but troubled woman “living at the foothills of an active volcano” –her own damaged psyche. It is as suspenseful and intriguing as a mystery novel and is loosely based on real people and events in Crissa’s life.
Lisa, a new teacher in a tough school, is struggling hard to get by while dodging troubles at home. Sunny is just like her name: the most beautiful, kind-hearted, generous, cheerful teacher in the school, if not the entire country. To Lisa’s delight, she and Sunny soon become close friends. But Sunny isn’t the perfect friend after all. Lisa soon discovers that, despite her genuinely friendly nature, Sunny is a train wreck waiting to happen. While she may be kind to some, she thinks nothing of manipulating anyone she wishes, sleeping with her husband’s best friend and taking huge risks with her own life.
Lisa can’t help admiring Sunny’s seemingly fearless spirit and ability to live in the moment with a “damn the torpedoes” attitude. Sunny seems to infuse Lisa’s troubled life with sunshine. When Lisa tries to rescue Sunny from herself and her suspicious past, she discovers that some people–even dear friends-may simply be doomed from the start.
Readers endorse Broken Doll:
“Broken Doll. A good story and attractive to a very wide audience.”
– Basil Jackson, author of 10 published novels.
Mr. Jackson has been highly praised by The New Yorker,
the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and by Arthur Hailey, author of “Airport”.
“This is a story that had to be told.”
– Rev. Foster Freed, Knox United Church, Parksville
“Broken Doll is full of heart!”
– Alli Vail, Reporter, Parksville Qualicum Beach News
“Broken Doll is a page-turner, a testament to friendship, and to the joy of living out loud for as long as we can.”
– Vivien Sears, C.R.E.S. Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max First Realty
“The story is so engrossing I couldn’t put it down! It speaks to the broken doll in every soul.”
– Gail Smith, B.Ed., M.Ed., Retired university instructor, high school administrator, teacher, counselor and librarian