My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix


From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, this unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist blends teen angst and unspeakable horrors into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.

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Grady Hendrix wonderfully captures South Carolina in the late 80’s in the sense that I would absolutely not want to go there. However, by capturing that truth, he’s able to turn it into a thoroughly endearing novel of friendship at its core. Set during the Satanic Panic, Abby and Gretchen have been friends for a long time. But after a party gone wrong, Abby becomes suspicious of the events around her, and how Gretchen seems to be at the center of it all . . .

Big hair, pop music and demonic possession round out a fantastic novel rife with nostalgia and emotion, and the notion that love is stronger than even the grip of Hell. – Sylvie

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix