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Five months after her sister Gloria disappeared, Kitty Seevers receives a lock of Gloria's hair in the mail. No return address. Just a cryptic message that brings Kitty to the Bamboo Lounge and into the twisted realm of ventriloquist Ronny McBane and his dummy, Piggy. Kitty descends into a haunted place where reality is frayed, where the puppetmaster and puppet seem to have reversed roles—-a nightmare place where a dummy moves and speaks when his master is nowhere near him. Kitty suspects not only is there something wrong with McBane and his dummy, but a greater evil is at work as those named by the dummy are dying horrible deaths. And now she has been named by the same soul-eater that destroyed her sister.
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There was a lot more telling in this tale, third parties talking about what happened and I didn't find these sections as chilling as they would have been if they had been scenes unfolding. Curran doesn't usually do that with his tales, so not sure what the hiccup was here (was he worried about the pacing? under some sort of word count concern?). Whatever the case, it doesn't really ruin the atmosphere, but it does reduce the horror quotient. 3.75 stars. Still, for those like me that are bothered by creepy vent dummies, this novella comes recommended.
Ventriloquist dummies are freaky to begin with and Tim bumps up the creepy factor with Puppet Graveyard. A young women goes missing and her sister desperately tries to find out what has happened. As she searches for answers she uncovers some dark secrets that that will test her beliefs and her sanity. Dummies and Kittys and Piggys, Oh My! Solid 4.5 Stars!!