Mini Review: How to Sell a Haunted House, Grady Hendrix

A doll sized house sits at the edge of a carpet, it's front door is lit and open, shining a light where a walkway would be.

About the Book

When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.
Most of all, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. Unfortunately, she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.
But some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…

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My Thoughts

This was such a weirdly ridiculous story that I’m unsure how to review it. And unfortunately, a lot of reviewers spoil the plot, which is a shame. It’s best to go into reading this expecting the unexpected.

In between the shenanigans is the grief that Louise and her brother Mark are dealing with, and it is handled well. While I wasn’t a fan of Louise, I never once wanted to stop reading.

This was a quick and easy read. Where others are saying it was scary or occasionally gory, I just see it as an absurdly fun read. The ridiculousness of it all is where it shines.


2 thoughts on “Mini Review: How to Sell a Haunted House, Grady Hendrix

  1. I really like reviews with spoilers (I go back to them when I finish), but I need them to be clearly marked so I can skip it if I haven’t read the book already. I write book reviews with a spoiler section. 👀☕️ Anyway, I really want to read this one!


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