This book was my first taste at the horror genre, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires was a great introduction to the genre for me without copious amounts over blood and gore (though blood and gore were not completely absent). The Novel takes place in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and follows Patricia and the other housewives that make up her true crime book club (which honestly I think Liz and I need to get started at Leawood). When a sensitive and mysterious neighbor moves in, Patricia’s true crime senses start ringing like crazy. Kids in the community continue to go missing, and Patricia has an idea who they should all be pointing their fingers at. I love how the Goodreads summary describes this “Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this southern-flavored supernatural thriller.” Overall, I love the southern flare and 80’s/90’s retro feel. I would say I felt like a lot is revealed in the summary/ to the reader that I wish their was a bit more mystery to it, but if you just finished reading Twilight in anticipation of Midnight Sun, and can’t read anything, but vampires, give this book a try with less love and more gore. 4 stars.

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