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How to Sell a Haunted House
How to Sell a Haunted House | Grady Hendrix
New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix takes on the haunted house in a hilarious and terrifying new novel that explores the way your past--and your family--can haunt you like nothing else...
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candc320
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Went out of town with my Grandmother-in-law, which started and ended our journey in my hometown of Tallahassee (she lives there still). Whenever I‘m in town I love stopping my Midtown Reader, the cutest little indie bookstore! They had signed copies of this book so I knew I couldn‘t leave without visiting. Love the little picture and note!

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ShyBookOwl
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Only Grady Hendrix can make me scared of freaking Olaf... After listening to his evil doll horror (tagged), I was extremely unsettled in the middle of the night when, while up with baby, I looked over and saw in my mirror through to the nursery across the hall, where Olaf sat dead centre 😳 He must have gotten moved there while my husband was putting away laundry... but yikes! 🤣

JamieArc 😂😂. Glad it was just Olaf! 27m
candc320 At least he‘s not facing you 🤣! now
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BookBoggart
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I was so unbelievably excited to get this book! Haunted houses are one of my all-time favorite tropes. This cover gives me so much life. 😍 Can't wait to dive in! 🖤

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AnnRaz
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“You know, Louise, statistically, and there‘s a lot of variance in these numbers, but in general, from a strictly scientific point of view, everything turns out okay an improbable number of times.”

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BeeMagical
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Pickpick

Book 21📚 4.8⭐️

“The first thing I did was join a radical puppet collective”

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I absolutely loved it! Creepy dolls galore mixed with Hendrix classic oddness and humour😜

And did we get a hint at the next book in the program?!🧐

Ps. This sweet little cherub is Riggs!🐶

ShelleyBooksie Adorable doggo!! 2d
BeeMagical @ShelleyBooksie Not too scary for ol Riggs! 2d
Suet624 😍 😍 😍 2d
wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! ❤️🐶 1d
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Zbayardo
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Pickpick

Hendrix never disappoints! At first, the family drama in this one was hitting a little too close to home. Hendrix does a great job of writing characters you love to hate! Also, I love how Hendrix weaves some LOL humor in a horror book.

A 5⭐️ must-read recommendation!

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MNreader
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AnnRaz
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Excited to start this one !

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Gnora
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Off to an excellent start in January! :)

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GerardtheBookworm
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Pickpick

I love Grady Hendrix! In his latest, estranged siblings attempt to sell their family home after their parents die, but a supernatural force is preventing them from doing so. As usual, pop cultural references and a multilayer of themes are present from family trauma and secrets.

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BC_Dittemore
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Mehso-so

I know Grady Hendrix is a big fan of dime store horror, and I suppose this is his homage to that. But I‘m unsure if it‘s to his credit or detriment. The writing is nascent, like an early draft, and the ‘horror‘ is plain goofy. I was hoping for a unique take on the haunted house genre. A haunted house story it is not. The underlying theme of family is touching but at the end of the day it feels like a book you‘d find in the bargain bin at Walmart.

BC_Dittemore I know that last line might sound harsh but for the record, I imagine Grady is the type of person who loves digging through the bargain bins, combing the shelves for the unloved and obscure. So if anything it‘s more a compliment than a criticism 5d
ShyBookOwl I'm most of the way through this one, and I'm really enjoying it, but I do think the title is misleading. I assumed it'd be about ghosts, and instead it's the evil doll trope. Lots of violent fun, but not what I was expecting. I'm delighted just the same though lol 5d
BC_Dittemore @ShyBookOwl I think the misleading title is where most of my criticism stems from. I‘m fine with the evil doll trope but I was expecting a haunted house romp. It‘s not that I didn‘t enjoy the book. There‘s a lot of good stuff here; I think my expectations may have just been too high. 5d
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ShyBookOwl
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Was listening to this at 2 am while up with baby and it got SO VIOLENT I actually decided to turn it off 😅 I know at 6 weeks old he doesn't understand, but it got uncomfortably graphic and just felt wrong. For all those who remember Slappy the dummy, omfg... meet Pumpkin 😳
Excited to finish it when I get a couple hrs to myself lol

Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾I‘m even more excited to read it now! Slappy is up there with Chucky, Dolly Dearest, and the ventriloquist dummies from Dead Silence. 5d
ShyBookOwl @Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover I'd say this definitely has Chucky vibes too! 5d
Reggie Lololol yeah this gets a little crazy. Whole action fight scenes. 3d
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Cosmos_Moon I have no comment about the book… but beautiful baby 🥰 2d
ShyBookOwl @Reggie definitely! Very unexpected and fun 2d
ShyBookOwl @Cosmos_Moon Thank u! He's 6 weeks old ❤️ 2d
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Hooked_on_books
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Did I push all my other audio loans aside as soon as this hold came in? You better believe I did! And I was not disappointed. I love how Hendrix has such great humor then brings the horror in so swiftly it nearly stops you in your tracks. I will never look at puppets the same way again! Excellent listen!

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Jemgirl2014
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Am I supposed to laugh this hard while reading a horror book?! 😂Oh man! I went into this one with low expectations because I‘m not the big fan of his books. However, this one right here though: it blew me away! It‘s a wonderful mashup of Chucky, Amityville Horror, & American Horror Story: Cult. Heck,it even gave off some funky Hansel and Gretel vibes. It‘s freaking crazy! Love it!A great message about family, grief, and letting go. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TrishB
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This is great if you like old fashioned 1970s/80s horror. As with his other books, you‘re laughing and grimacing in the same sentence! Some serious stuff about family secrets, interactions and grief. A good read 👍🏻
#booked2023 #newin2023

Reggie Why do ya‘ll always get the cooler covers?! 7d
Cinfhen FUN!!! 7d
LeahBergen I‘m looking forward to this one! 👍 6d
TrishB @Reggie completely weird the way they do that! 6d
TrishB @Cinfhen @LeahBergen good creepy fun! 6d
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kimsaunders
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Starting this book today! Can't wait to get into it! Hope it's as good as the hype it's getting! #howtosellahauntedhouse #gradyhendrix

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Megabooks
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This is Hendrix‘s best yet! I‘ve always found puppets creepy, and he takes that malevolence I see to his trademark heights of humor and terror.

Siblings Louise and Mark couldn‘t be more different, but when their parents die suddenly, they are forced together to sell their parents house and dispense their property, including their mom‘s puppet collection. However one of their mom‘s puppets has different ideas… ⬇️

OutAndAbout So great to hear this! I'm really looking forward to it. 7d
Megabooks It was so weird, but my audiobook from Libby was legit possessed!! It kept skipping around when it‘s never done that before. I wonder if Hendrix designed it that way. 🤔🤔🤔 did that happen to any other audio listeners?? 7d
TrishB I‘ve nearly finished 👍🏻 don‘t do audio so don‘t know about the skipping- it would fit though wouldn‘t it 😁 7d
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Jemgirl2014 80% done and I‘m dying! ☠️ I have never laughed so hard while reading a horror novel. So hilariously scary! You‘re right! This book has finally made me a fan of Grady Hendrix! 7d
Megabooks @OutAndAbout I hope you love it too!! 6d
Megabooks @TrishB it would totally fit. There were a couple of times I was completely convinced the puppets were behind it! 😏 6d
Megabooks @Jemgirl2014 yes!! It‘s just the perfect blend in this one! 6d
Cinfhen Who‘s the reader??? Im definitely going audio!! 6d
Jemgirl2014 @Megabooks It really was! It was amazing. 😃 Wait, what? The audio version may be possessed? Now I want to listen to it. 😂 6d
Megabooks @Cinfhen it‘s either two people I‘d never heard of. The guy only reads one chapter. He‘s fine. The woman did a fantastic job!! Her puppet voices were great. They have the same last name. I wonder if they‘re brother and sister because that‘s the kind of thing he‘s do. Get a bro and sis to read a bro and sis book. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 5d
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ShyBookOwl
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I have had so little reading time lately, I feel like my TBR is slowly but surely toppling in my direction. I heard somewhere, "I will die with a TBR pile"... and honestly, I'm ok with that... but lately it feels like I will die under it. Less ok ?

Tagged a book from my TBR that I finally started on audio this weekend. Still working my way through The Book of Gothel on my Kindle, too. Wish me luck!

Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 Everything changes with a new baby and in the house. 😊 7d
ShyBookOwl @Ruthiella sure does! 7d
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Magdalenka
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Must be slow Sunday morning at work … let‘s read this interesting book !

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Pickpick

I borrowed this picture from Hendrix‘s (@gradyhendrix) Instagram, and it‘s posts like this one that includes a bunch of other creepy ass dolls that makes me love him so much. There was a moment in this book where I thought it was not going to be a favorite, but then the shizz hit the fan and I couldn‘t stop reading. Loved it! He‘s forever my fave 🤩🤡🎎🏠

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Breanne1
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Pickpick

I absolutely love Grady Hendrix and this story didn‘t disappoint. I‘ll never look at dolls the same. It was a great mix of horror, humor and heart. Hope he‘s writing another book soon, his books are the best!

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ShyBookOwl
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Louise thought it might not go well, so she told her parents she was pregnant over the phone, from 3000 miles away, in San Francisco.

#firstlinefridays one day late 🤷🏽‍♀️ Not the most spooky first line but I'm looking forward to where Grady will take it!

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Violetsunrise84
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How to Sell A Haunted House is a good read. I will admit that I had to take a break . The story is scarier than I imagined but that is a testament to Hendrix‘s writing. I cannot wait to read his next book.

#howtosellahaunteehouse #gradyhendrix

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Violetsunrise84
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

Grady Hendrix never misses for me, I loved this so much. This did so well at being a very campy old school horror with some gruesome moments, some silly moments, and a surprisingly hard hitting message about losing one‘s parents. Really strongly recommend

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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Not going to lie ya‘ll, I miss my Kindle Paperwhite (I still have it). However, the Kindle Scribe is also nice. 📚🎉❤️

KathyWheeler I have a Paperwhite and an Oasis. How is the one you have different from those? 1w
NovelGirl82 I‘ve been waiting to see someone who has one to see how it compares to the paperwhite. I love my paperwhite and I‘m hesitant to change…. 1w
BooksCoffeeNurse @NovelGirl82 I love my Paperwhite. My husband bought me the Scribe for Christmas. It‘s really nice. I do love it. But I wouldn‘t say it‘s worth the almost $400 he paid for it. 😬 1w
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BooksCoffeeNurse @KathyWheeler I‘m not too sure how the Oasis is as I‘ve never had one. But does it have page turn buttons? This one does not. I have the premium pen. The writing functions are nice. It‘s definitely pricey though. I‘ve been waiting to see what the software updates will bring. (edited) 1w
KathyWheeler @BooksCoffeeNurse Thanks. Yes, the Oasis does have the page turn buttons. That was one of the reasons I got it. 1w
Pikathulhu Just to chime in, I have an Oasis and a Paperwhite, and I weirdly prefer the Paperwhite to an extreme degree. It's perfectly sized, and much easier to pick up and read. Despite how much I wanted them, I always felt the page turn buttons got in the way of a comfy hold! 1w
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Reggie
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I loved this book. Louise gets a call saying both her parents are dead and she has to return home, where her and her estranged brother Mark will have to get the home ready to be sold. Maybe it or something in the house doesn‘t want to be sold. Grady mixes comedy, horror, and heart in this tale about the families we have. The secrets they keep. The stuff no one wants to talk about and maybe the different versions of the truth we all have. 👇🏼

Reggie A compellingly outrageous pick! 2w
LeahBergen Great review! I‘m really looking forward to this one. 👍 2w
Reggie @LeahBergen I liked it. I liked it a lot. This is definitely up there with my favorites of his. Hope you enjoy it. 2w
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Itchyfeetreader Your review has me intrigued! Stacking it. 2w
Magdalenka This is on my reading list for next month :) 2w
AmyG Oooooo I am happy to hear it‘s good! Love Hendrix. 2w
Reggie @Itchyfeetreader I hope you like it if you get to it. I was crying by page 22 and then 10 pages later creeped the hell out. Lol good stuff. 1w
Reggie @Magdalenka you‘ll love it. 1w
Reggie @AmyG it‘s in his top 3 for me. Also, I‘ve been to 3 funerals in the past year and that had an impact on me reading this book. You‘ll love it. 1w
AmyG I am sorry about the funerals. 1w
TrishB There are some classic horror bits in this aren‘t there Reggie! I laughed and grimaced in the same sentences!! 7d
Reggie @TrishB yes! “I joined a radical puppet collective.” Lol He really has his timing down. 7d
TrishB 😂😂 yep! I read the eye bit with my eye closed 🤷‍♀️ 6d
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BookBosomed1
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ This book is about why you should NEVER own puppets. It is also a book about why I will refuse to come to your house if you have puppets and dolls. Don‘t invite me; I‘m not showing up! I‘m not the fan base for this type of book, but I can appreciate the craft behind it. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/59414094

Yuki_Onna Ohh, sounds exciting 😊 Stacked! 2w
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Moonprismpower
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I‘m a quarter way through so far Hendrix has a fleshed out protagonist and the haunting includes creepy dolls and questionable noises. It‘s moving a bit slow for me but I think the atmosphere he is creating will be worth it. ALSO I know I‘ve been lying low, I am still writing letters just at a snails pace! #litsylove

Bklover Love your friends! 🌈 2w
CBee Omg they are totally doing the care bear stare 😂♥️ 2w
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Violetsunrise84
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Now I understand why Mark is the way he is. That is so messed up. #howtosellahauntedhouse #gradyhendrix

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️Beautiful kitty! 2w
Violetsunrise84 @Bklover Thank you. She‘s my little lady. 2w
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BookBosomed1
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👋 Hi, my name is Lindsey. I have no shelf control when I‘m near my local indie bookstore. 😬😬😬

Ruthiella 😂 2w
Megabooks 👋🏻👋🏻👍🏻 2w
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Sara_Planz
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What I love most about Grady Hendrix, and every novel he puts out, is that I find myself screaming and laughing in delicious delight at the exact same time. I believe the exact words I said repeatedly while reading this was "OH HELL NO!", as I rapidly kept the pages turning. Hendrix creates such well developed characters, truly bringing you into this family's world to make you feel like you have a bird's eye view of everything that is going on.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Y‘all, this description of Mark‘s tattoos is perfection! I love Grady Hendrix ❤️☠️😂🤩🥳

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Nessavamusic
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Wow what creepy, at times cringy but delightful read. The story of a pair of siblings who basically hate each other who must deal with their dead parent‘s estate. And there are creepy dolls and VERY creepy puppets. Some content warnings below - typical of horror. 4.75⭐️

Nessavamusic CW-body horror, cutting (kind of), death of a child, harming a child 2w
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Shawna
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Last night, I saw Grady Hendrix on his “How to sell a haunted house” book tour.

He is so amazing and I was the last one in line hence I am the final girl!

MallenNC That‘s so fun! 2w
mcctrish 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 2w
MyNamesParadise Oh my goodness, that‘s so awesome!! 2w
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Reggie Awesome sauce! 2w
AmyG Oh wow!!! 🙌🏻❤️ 2w
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Violetsunrise84

Mark is an idiot. There I said it. #HowtoSellAHauntedHouse #GradyHendrix

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reading_rainbow
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Finally!! 🖤 🏠 👻

FlowerFairy Have been waiting for this one since it was announced he had a new book@coming out. Starting it today. 😁 2w
reading_rainbow @FlowerFairy seriously same! Starting it as soon as I‘m finished with current read 2w
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Jemgirl2014
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Wow! I got it on the day after it‘s pub date. I love my local library! 😃

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BeeMagical
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It‘s here!😍📚

Megabooks I‘m excited too!!! 2w
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Impatiently waiting. I may have to sneak out of work at lunch and just go out and get the Grady. I‘ll probably end up buying it anyway.
I‘ll wait on the Jones. He is hit or (mostly) miss for me.

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Brooke_H
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New book day!

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IamIamIam
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Well, hello Gorgeous!!!! 👻

KristiAhlers I Shockingly didn‘t sell any of this book today when I was at work. I say shockingly due to the fact 1) it dropped today and 2) our readers are way more horror and murder and suspense readers. 3w
IamIamIam @KristiAhlers Oh my goodness, really??? 😬 That's really surprising!!! 3w
KristiAhlers @IamIamIam yeah I was stunned and I was there between 9 and 4 so plenty of time for someone to have snarked a copy or two. 3w
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Suzze
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Comes out tomorrow! I read it last week and it‘s my favorite of Grady Hendrix‘s books. I had to close my eyes a few times (like it was a movie with a gory scene and not just words on a page).

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Win win!!! It arrived…on the release date…and it‘s in one piece. (My dog is notorious for chewing up any and everything the UPS guy leaves 🙃)

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GypsyKat
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This just arrived. I had forgotten that i preordered it ages ago. And I just packed my other Grady Hendrix books a couple of days ago 🙈 Packing our books away, more than anything else in this move, is stressing me out so badly 😭

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AmandaBlaze
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Can't wait to dive into this later today.

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PirateJenny
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Happy release day! I have been waiting for thisbook for about a year now (it feels like longer). I can't wait to dive in!

AmyG Thanks for the head‘s up! 3w
TrishB Waiting for mine to be delivered 😁 3w
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Violetsunrise84

I started reading this while Im finishing up my other book. I‘m 16 pages into the story. It‘s pretty good! #GradyHendrix #HowtoSellAHauntedHouse

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Maggie4483
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Is there any greater joy than getting a notification that the book you forgot you pre-ordered will be here tomorrow??!!??