The Thirteen – Susie Moloney

11 Jan

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. The streets are clean, people keep their yards really nicely. It’s fairly pet friendly, though barking dogs are not welcomed. The crime rate is practically non-existent, unless you count the odd human sacrifice, dismemberment, animal attack, demon rape and blood atonement. When Paula Wittmore goes home to Haven Woods to care for a suddenly ailing mother, she brings her daughter and a pile of emotional baggage. She also brings the last chance for twelve of her mother’s closest frenemies, who like to keep their numbers at thirteen. And her daughter, young, innocent, is a worthy gift to the darkness.

A circle of friends will support you through bad times. A circle of witches can drag you through hell.

Ah, what a delish read!

The Thirteen is the perfect combination of mystery, horror, paranormal and chick-lit. I mean, this book was kinda like Desperate Housewives on some major  ‘shrooms.  It was fast-paced and juicy and scary and full of Holy shit moments. And it wasn’t a deep book, which is a good thing as far as I’m concerned. This is the kind of book that you can get 100% wrapped up in, enjoying it simply for what it is: a Hell of a good read.

The whole time I was reading The Thirteen, I was picturing it as a movie. Moloney’s writing really made everything very vivid and the scenes just popped off the pages. The writing was witty and campy and there was just enough ew factor to make me happy. And I loved the whole everything is not what it seems angle. Kinda makes you look at your own neighbors a bit closer. 😀

Thanks to the folks at Random House Canada for the review copy.

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4 Responses to “The Thirteen – Susie Moloney”

  1. Kim January 11, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Sounds interesting, I shall add it to my TBR list!

  2. Meghan Paton January 11, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    This isn’t something I’d normally read, but “his book was kinda like Desperate Housewives on some major ’shrooms” has convinced me to add it to my TBR list!

    • lavenderlines January 11, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      I usually hate the term guilty pleasure, but that’s what this was. It reminded me of the days when all I read was horror. But it was kinda horror lite. A wicked fun read.

  3. slpmartin January 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Love the word “frenemies”…captures a lot of relationships.:-)

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