A novel that explores the way your past-and your family-can haunt you like nothing else: Louise's parents have passed away, and she's returning to the small Southern town where she grew up to get their house ready to sell. It means she'll have to spend time with her younger brother-and their old grudges make that a terrifying prospect. But childhood hurts pale in comparison to the dangers posed by what still lives inside the house.
Grady Hendrix’s horror novels are a gateway drug to the genre, bridging the warm and cozy...with the harder stuff ... By weaving violence, family trauma and humor, Hendrix creates a texture that engages the reader emotionally and viscerally ... Hendrix’s humor is also on display ... Gripping, wildly entertaining.
This ingenious novel is a twisted story of malevolent puppets and dolls that have a problem with real estate deals ... Every chapter reveals new horrors ... In How to Sell a Haunted House, Hendrix, with relentless efficiency — and a bit of humor — forces us to confront our fears.
Grady Hendrix's work occupies a unique interstitial space between emotional storytelling, unnerving, gory horror, and a dash of comedy. His latest, How to Sell a Haunted House, fully embraces all the elements readers have come to love about what he does ... Campy, unexpectedly deep — and as creepy as the dead eyes of a puppet at midnight in a gloomy room — How to Sell a Haunted House is a tense, dark novel ... An entertaining read that morphs into something new a few times ... There's something magical about books where you can tell the author was having fun while writing — and it seems like this was the case for Hendrix when writing How to Sell a Haunted House. Also, this is a book that constantly goes from tense and frustrating to unsettling and sad to lighthearted and fun, and the constant shifts keep readers on their toes and create curiosity about what comes next.