We Sold Our Souls

In this hard-rocking, spine-tingling supernatural thriller, the washed-up guitarist of a ’90s heavy metal band embarks on an epic road-trip across America and deep into the web of a sinister conspiracy.

Every morning, Kris Pulaski wakes up in hell. In the 1990s she was lead guitarist of Dürt Würk, a heavy-metal band on the brink of breakout success until lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom, leaving his bandmates to rot in obscurity.

Now Kris works as night manager of a Best Western; she’s tired, broke, and unhappy. One day everything changes—a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite Dürt Würk and confront the man who ruined her life. Her journey will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a satanic music festival. A furious power ballad about never giving up, We Sold Our Souls is one woman’s epic journey to reclaim her life—and save her soul.


“The quintessential horror-metal novel for our times.”

Los Angeles Review of Books

“Hendrix’s pulpy love letter to heavy metal music is a gloriously over-the-top scare fest that has hidden depths […] Readers will root for Kris all the way to the explosive, poignant finale.”

Publishers Weekly

“A faithful power ballad to horror literature in all of its forms.”


“Fear not, Hen­drix smashes it out of the park.”


“Wild and fun, genuinely terrifying in places, and also somehow heartfelt.”


“Hendrix’s horror chops are nigh-unassailable at this point.”

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Hendrix is an indie horror legend, and WE SOLD OUR SOULS is one of his best.”

Book Riot

“[Grady] excels in reinvigorating the 80’s tone of those mass-produced novels of the 1980s. This one clearly plays homage to Stephen King, but also any of those books from that time […] Fans of Stranger Things will ‘get it’ […] It’s a great read.”


Awards & Accolades


2018 Shirley Jackson Award Nominee: “Best Novel”


2019 Locus Award Finalist: “Best Horror Novel”


2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist


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