Mannequin by Heather Graham


Blood Lite IIITitle: Mannequin
Author: Heather Graham
In: Blood Lite III (Kevin J. Anderson)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Horror
Pace: Fast
Format: Short story
Publisher: Gallery Books
Year: 2012
5th sentence, 74th page: Natasha pulled one of the little doily-covered occasional tables into the middle of the room, and, as they followed her, she instructed them to bring chairs around the table.

Buy The Book Now at The Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide Synopsis

Two young couples travel to a haunted bed and breakfast to have a scary night. They get exactly what they expect… and more.


I read this short story before going to bed. Mistake! I hate dolls, mannequins and anything generally humanoid that doesn’t quite make it. Mannequins are kind of at the top of this list. So a horror story about mannequins coming to life… yeah, it was not a good idea to read before turning off the lights.

Two young couples decide to go to a B and B to scare themselves silly. It’s a joke that quickly turns serious. And although it’s about the couples getting scared silly, Graham managed to take me along for the ride too. After all, there’s something slightly creepy about mannequins, and serial killers, and really bed and breakfasts in general…

This isn’t a short story for people who don’t like to get a slight goosebump when they’re reading…you’ve been warned.

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