Listen up: Sleep with your lights on, wedge a chair under every doorknob and check your heart rate periodically. Addicting, menacing and thrilling describe this tale. May not only knows how to bring the creep, she sends tingles to every cell. Horror lovers, take heed, May is here, wielding the scepter with “Mistress of Horror” etched in crimson.

When Brianna Forte is appointed executor of the Clerkwells’ estate, she believes it’ll be a laid-back undertaking. After all, they lived a meek existence and their lone concentration was a vast assortment of unnervingly realistic miniature figurines called Timeless Innocents. Intricately constructed, these disturbing statuettes are prepared with a durable flesh-like material. When a barrage of baleful characters arrive and demand that Brianna sell them the ornaments, she begins her own exploration. What she learns will transform her life. (CARINAPRESS.COM, dl $2.99)

Reviewed by: 
Diane Morasco