Day 31 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Grady Hendrix

About Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. He is the Bram Stoker Award winning author of Paperbacks from Hell, and the Shirley Jackson and Locus Award nominated author of Horrorstor, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, and We Sold Our Souls, which have received critical praise from such outlets such as NPR, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the A. V. Club, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more. He has contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety

Synopsis for The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Patrica Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenagers kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keep her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women untied by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families.

One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor’s handsome nephew, James Harris into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind – and Patricia has already invited him in.

Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted – including the book club – but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

My Review for The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

A coworker of mine is a part of a book club. We were working, and she got a text from one of the member’s with this title. She excitedly told me about it because she knew I love to read. I was in a slump and thought this book would get me back in the mood to read. She was right. I could not put it down. I would read it on my breaks, my lunches, before and after work, and when I was in bed. I was cracking up, and at the same time, I was thinking of Fright Night, and mixed the teenagers with housewives. I absolutely loved it!

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