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Trade Paperback
300 pages
Oct 2003
Waterbrook Press

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"Rene Gutteridge has a knack for posing an interiguing 'What if?' scenario and then spinning it out into a tale full of twists, turns and surprises. She has kept me reading waaaaay past my bedtime on more than one occasion." -- Dave Meurer, Christian humorist and author of Stark Raving Dad

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Talk about working out your faith with fear and trembling.

The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone--or "Boo," as the locals fondly call him. For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its "bloody fingers" (fries splattered with ketchup), to Spooky's Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).

But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified. Soon a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary--and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.

Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle massage of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.