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Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires | Grady Hendrix
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The New York Times Best SellerA Barnes & Noble Best Fiction Book of 2020A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist Now in paperback, Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King. Bonus features: - Reading group guide for book clubs - Hand-drawn map of Mt. Pleasant - Annotated true-crime reading list by Grady Hendrix - And more! Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage 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 keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united 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.
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CaitlinR
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Written with grace and humor, which is a marvel given that the base story is about a vampire-like creature preying on folks in Charleston. I loved the section division heads: book titles that introduce the action to come. Hendrix is a clever author … need to read more of his work. The ending is not for the faint of heart.

“She didn‘t regret any of it. What had been destroyed made what remained that much more precious.”

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BeeMagical
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Book 120🎧
Another great book from Hendrix!

Oooo these ladies and their husbands definitely pissed me off! Is there no loyalty or trust anymore!? Give y‘all‘s head a shake! #TeamPatricia 👏🏻

Mrs Green is a bad ass and I love her to bits! 💪🏻 Do NOT come for her👏🏻👏🏻

What happens when a vampire moves into a small southern town? They join book club🔪

5feet.of.fury Mrs. Green is the realest. 3w
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MoonWitch94
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🎃October Monthly Roundup🎃

⭐️⭐️⭐️= Very Good Read
Southern Book Club‘s Guide to Slaying Vampires
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️= Excellent
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#OctoberReads #October #SpookySeason #BacktoReading

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Bookishgal71
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This was a solid pick for our Scarathlon! Mr. Hendrix writes in a way that makes it easy to picture - and hear! - the story. I always like a good, scary adjective or two. #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

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Brooke_H
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Squeezing in some reading before work this morning. This is a good scary one to be reading this time of year. 😱

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Brooke_H
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Brooke_H
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Starting my book club read 📚

Soubhiville My book club read this for October too! Meeting next Friday. 😊 1mo
Brooke_H @Soubhiville ‘Tis the season! 🧛‍♀️😉 1mo
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ckittle019
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This book was so much fun!! The author had me hooked from his author note as the beginning when he said he wanted to see how it would go pairing his mom against Dracula and how it wouldn‘t be a fair fight. As a mom and wife myself, this book especially resonated with me; it is so much more than a fun vampire story. Awesome spooky read🧛🏻‍♂️

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Littlewolf1
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4.5⭐️ I loved this book, but the male chauvinist perspective made my skin crawl. I was getting so upset I had to leave the room so I did not bother my Units with my continued commentary. But the new take on a vampire story was good and refreshing. #TeamHendrix #buddyread #scarathlon2021 #scarathlon

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Catsandbooks
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#scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix Hooray for week 1! 🎃

StayCurious Wow you did so well! 1mo
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