The Little Wax Doll Author:Norah Lofts It was too good to be true... The position Canon Thorby offered Deborah Mayfield as head mistress in his private school in the picturesque English village of Walwyk included a generous salary, a lovely cottage, and even a cat. After twenty years as a missionary in Africa, it seemed that Miss Mayfield had finally found a place to settle. It *wa... more »s* too good to be true...For Walwyk was not what it appeared to be. The idyllic little village masked a hideous secret - a secret that could destroy the innocent as well as the guilty. Miss Mayfield had no way of knowing that she, too, was about to become a part of that secret.« less
You know what they say about things being too good? When Canon Thorby offers Deborah Mayfield a position as headmistress at a prestigious London school, a little cottage and a cat, she can hardly believe her good fortune. After twenty years as an African missionary and several years at a poor public London school, Miss Mayfield had really found her niche; or had she? I really enjoyed this story. Everything appears perfect but you get the feeling that sinister things could or will happen. I give it an A+!