I’m registered on the site as Ab-Normal and was wondering if I could submit a Name That Trauma?
It’s technically for my girlfriend although she doesn’t know about it as I am looking for the book in question as a Christmas gift for her.
It’s a book with an old lady in it who treats dolls like babies and, I believe, is desperate to have one of her own and eventually steals one; I think the couple she stole it from were quite important in the book as well.
The scene that frightened my girlfriend was one where the woman thinks one of the dolls has been misbehaving, or just bad, and melts the doll’s face over the gas ring of the oven.
I have no clue as to how the book ended or anything other than that I’m afraid. I’ve tried Googling various word combinations but nothing has shown up!