The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

It’s the 90’s and Patricia and her friends are bored with their lives as housewives and mothers. So they start a true crime book club, as one does. Is it their overactive imaginations that cause them to suspect their new, handsome neighbor - or is he a vampire preying on their town?

This book is set in the same world as #mybestfriendsexorcism but focuses on a group of adult women combating evil (instead of teenage girls battling demons!) Similar to Best Friends, the pace of the story is slower, but #gradyhendrix knows when to throw in those extra bits of gore and mayhem to keep you hooked. And once again, Hendrix shows us that it's probably not the actual monsters we need to be afraid of. PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM. I actually had to set this book aside at one point because I was so angry at the characters. Literally had to step away. Fair warning to horror lovers - this book is not super scary but there are shining moments of true gruesomeness. And, the horrific themes of racism, classism and misogyny explored here are enough to make your blood boil with righteous anger.

ENJOY! (Really. Go buy it.)

(A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.)

Rating: 90/100 or ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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