Your past and your family can haunt you like nothing else… A hilarious and terrifying new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group.
Every childhood home is haunted, and each of us are possessed by our parents.
When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home. They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door.
Sometimes we feel like puppets, controlled by our upbringing and our genes. Sometimes we feel like our parents treat us like toys, or playthings, or even dolls. The past can ground us, teach us, and keep us safe. It can also trap us, and bind us, and suffocate the life out of us. As disturbing events stack up in the house, Louise and Mark have to learn that sometimes the only way to break away from the past, sometimes the only way to sell a haunted house, is to burn it all down.
I gonna say, this book freaked me out. It is very hard to scare me. This book was amazing, and I love everything about it. This is my third time reading a Grady Hendrix and falling in love. Yes, I said love too much in this review. Lately I been reading lots of adult horror/thriller. Since young adult stuff has become very predictable for me.
This may be a short review, sorry. The summary sums it better than me. I’m still having nightmares over this book. You will be sleeping with lights on a few days. It was well written and a must-read for adult horror fans out there.
Current Mood after reading:
Are you ready to buy a Haunted House?