My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the deep woods of California, there’s an old decaying mansion with a terrible secret. When any enter its doors, the house claims them, propelling them to a land in a different reality, run by a man who calls himself, the Preacher. If you play by his rules, you live a life of luxury, but if you displease him? With a flick of his wrist, you are transformed into a living doll, a mannequin, and there is no escape… until the madman is done playing with you.
Pages: 210 (estimated)
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Jack ran his fingers through his thinning hair. He had been thirty-two when he and the film crew first went into the house and though now he was only forty-seven, he could easily pass for sixty.
The book introduces you to a film crew and an old house. I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With The Mannequins, Elyse Salpeter has created a thrilling, entertaining and cleverly elaborated horror story. Jack is a very likeable character who wants to free those who are kept prisoner. I was drawn into the story right away. The author tells the story in a very intense way – giving the reader the opportunity to get somehow involved as well. As the story proceeds you learn more about the characters and – you automatically start to be anxious about them. This is a book for you if you appreciate a refined horror story. This is not a slasher.
This is a book to read again. Highly recommended!
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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about The Mannequins? Or – if you did not yet read The Mannequins – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If The Mannequins was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂