The Thirteen

The Thirteen

3.05 (761 ratings by Goodreads)
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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 21mm | 245g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0062117661
  • 9780062117663
  • 2,317,336

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Haven Woods is suburban heaven, a great place to raise a family. It's close to the city, quiet, with great schools and its own hospital right up the road. Property values are climbing, and the crime rate is practically nonexistent.

Paula Wittmore hasn't been back to Haven Woods since she left as a disgraced teenager. Now she's returning to care for her suddenly ailing mother, and she's bringing her daughter and a pile of emotional baggage. She's also bringing, unknowingly, the last chance for her mother's closest frenemies . . . twelve women bound together by a powerful secret that requires the sacrifice of a thirteenth.
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Review quote

"Like a gonzo, mirror-universe, occult version of The Stepford Wives, with a dash of Stephen King thrown in ... A compellingly uncanny narrative, binding the tropes of small town paranoia and cliquishness with the chokehold of family obligations and religious fervour, and the very real claustrophobia of poverty and desperation." -- The Globe and Mail

"A creepy-fun read, with characters ready-made for a Hollywood casting call." -- Maclean's

"Creepy . . . . Sure to evoke comparisons to Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife, this evocative story will also appeal to fans of Kelley Armstrong's early works." -- Publishers Weekly

"An eerie blend of The Stepford Wives, The Witches of Eastwick, and Desperate Housewives . . . features a cast of bewitching characters and a creepy story that will stick with the reader long afterward. -- Library Journal
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Rating details

761 ratings
3.05 out of 5 stars
5 8% (62)
4 26% (196)
3 37% (284)
2 21% (158)
1 8% (61)
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