We Sold Our Souls

Quirk. Sept. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781683690122. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781683690214. HorrOR
Kris Pulaski works a dead-end job as a hotel manager, dreaming of her life two decades ago as the lead guitarist of the on-the-verge-of-success heavy metal band Dürt Würk. Their lead singer, Terry Hunt, having headed off to a fabulous solo career, left behind Kris and the rest of the band. Now it's time to face the music, and Kris is determined that Terry own up to the truth—he sold his bandmates' souls for success. As Kris begins a cross-country trip to find the rest of the group—and hopes their hatred for her may have waned with time—she discovers that the odds to reclaim what was hers may be against her, but both the journey and the destination are worth it. Drawing on the dark side of American society, laden with conspiracy theories, Satanists, pop culture, and the crushed dreams of middle age, this book takes the power of music and turns it into delightful horror.
VERDICT Hendrix's (My Best Friend's Exorcism) remarkable, immersive prose will have readers recognizing pieces of themselves in the characters' flawed thoughts and actions, which is by turns disturbing and captivating.
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