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.
One thing that you can always guarantee when you read a book by Grady Hendrix is that you will have a ton of fun while being genuinely spooked.
How to Sell a Haunted House checks all the boxes, with some dark humor sprinkled among the madness unleashed by Pupkin and his puppet horde.
While horror lies at the heart of this story, it's also a tale of familial love and redemption. This might be my favorite book by Hendrix, which says a lot.
5 stars out of 5