The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix


Patricia Campbell remembers what life was like before she gave into motherhood – she was an amazing nurse and strong-willed.

But marriage changed all that. She’s now a stay-at-home mom and with the way her husband treats her…it is a sobering thought, the life that’s ahead of her.

But at least she has book club.

Every meeting they go over the latest true-crime or grisly detective book. It is the one time that Patricia feels like herself.

And then…HE moved in. The new neighbor.

At first it was the little things – he misplaced his ID and legal documents. He has a severe sun allergy.

But then those little things snowballed – children from the next town over are being taken.

And Patricia begins to wonder…what if it was all true? What if that “nice” neighbor is a monster?

And what could she possibly do against that in a world full of smartphones and science?


So, I picked this one up because I saw it on the GRs Nominee list…oh my gosh. It was SOOOO good. WORTH. IT.

LOVED the way this book was set up – the girls in the book club, the weirdness of the neighbor- it all worked so well.

I was so thrown by the way the plot went too. I never knew what was going to happen next and I was LIVING ,for that.

About halfway through, I had to put the book down because I was SO stressed by it. Also – that ending. Perfection. Sheer perfection!

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