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The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires: A Novel

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Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a real monster. Patricia Campbell's life has never felt smaller. Her ambitious husband is too busy to give her a good-bye kiss in the morning, her kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she's always a step behind on thank-you notes and her endless list of chores. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime and paperback fiction. At these meetings they're as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are marriage, motherhood, and neighborhood gossip. This predictable pattern is upended when Patricia meets James Harris, a handsome stranger who moves into the neighborhood to take care of his elderly aunt and ends up joining the book club. James is sensitive and well-read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn't felt in twenty years. But there's something off about him. He doesn't have a bank account, he doesn't like going out during the day, and Patricia's mother-in-law insists that she knew him when she was a girl--an impossibility. When local children go missing, Patricia and the book club members start to suspect James is more of a Bundy than a Beatnik--but no one outside of the book club believes them. Have they read too many true crime books, or have they invited a real monster into their homes?
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Grouped Work ID80bfe157-9c66-247b-b4ba-2384f0daeddc
Grouping Titlesouthern book clubs guide to slaying vampires
Grouping Authorgrady hendrix
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-01 11:16:39AM
Last Indexed2020-10-01 11:18:11AM
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display_description"Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia's life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true-crime and suspenseful fiction. In these meetings, they're more likely to discuss the FBI's recent siege of Waco as much as the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood.But when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood, the book club's meetings turn into speculation about the newcomer. Patricia is initially attracted to him, but when some local children go missing, she starts to suspect the newcomer is involved. She begins her own investigation, assuming that he's a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy. What she uncovers is far more terrifying, and soon she - and her book club - are the only people standing between the monster they've invited into their homes and their unsuspecting community."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetBook clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction
Discussion groups -- Fiction
Homemakers -- Fiction
Horror fiction
Married women -- Fiction
Missing children -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Vampire fiction
Vampires -- Fiction
title_displayThe southern book club's guide to slaying vampires
title_fullThe Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires A Novel
The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires / Grady Hendrix
title_shortThe southern book club's guide to slaying vampires
title_subA Novel
topic_facetBook clubs (Discussion groups)
Discussion groups
Married women
Missing children