The Thirteen by Susie Moloney

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“Like a gonzo, mirror-universe, occult version of The Stepford Wives, with a dash of Stephen King thrown in….A compellingly uncanny narrative.”
Globe and Mail

“A creepy-fun read, with characters ready-made for a Hollywood casting call.”

Desperate Housewives meets The Witches of Eastwick in Susie Moloney’s wonderfully creepy novel, The Thirteen. A paranormal thriller that blends contemporary suburban concerns and mores with the fiendishly supernatural, The Thirteen is the story of a woman who returns to her childhood home with her daughter, only to discover that the community is now run by a group of witches with nasty plans for the both of them. A wonderfully dark and original tale, The Thirteen will appeal to a wide range of readers—from fans of Laura Kasischke, Jennifer McMahon, Melissa De la Cruz, and Melissa Marr to anyone who has ever appreciated the delicious chills of Rosemary’s Baby.


About Susie Moloney

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Susie Moloney has published four novels in Canada and the US. She currently resides in Astoria, NY.
Published March 27, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 338 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Paula arrives, it’s clear that her mother doesn’t want her in town, but Paula has never been able to understand why her mother wants her, and Rowan, to stay away.

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Haven Woods is the idyllic town where Paula grew up and upon her return, after reuniting with old friends and remembering all of the good times they had growing up, begins to wonder whether Haven Woods isn't the perfect place to raise her own daughter.

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Interactions with the other twelve conspirators, including Mrs. Rowan, a dispirited elder lady named Chick and a mastermind named Izzy Riley are both hilariously and deliciously suspenseful as their murderous plan develops.

Mar 11 2012 | Read Full Review of The Thirteen


Audra, Paula's mother, sent her away to school and never wanted her to come back.

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