Praise for "The Thirteen"
“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
“Like a gonzo, mirror-universe, occult version of The Stepford Wives, with a dash of Stephen King thrown in . . . What’s worse - making a pact with a demon to have things go your way, or putting your morals aside to pay the bills?” — The Globe and Mail
What if witches moved onto Wisteria Lane? Imagine relatable family drama, page-turning suspense, heart-warming romance, enduring friendship and the bloody horror that ensues when the local mean girls—real witches—get their just desserts. In THE THIRTEEN by SUSIE MOLONEY (William Morrow an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers; Publication date April 2, 2012; ISBN: 9780062117663; $14.99) something sinister is stirring beneath the manicured lawns and well-appointed homes of Haven Woods, a place so seemingly perfect the hospital is all but shut down because no one ever gets sick.
Down on her luck single mom Paula Wittmore is summoned home to Haven Woods, her pre-teen daughter Rowan in tow, to look after her suddenly—and suspiciously—ailing mother. It isn’t long before Paula realizes that something evil is brewing behind the friendly smiles of her mother’s closest friends, and in no time finds herself in a bloody battle to save her daughter and herself.
With a sharply descriptive pen and well-timed humor, SUSIE MOLONEY weaves a tale of mother/daughter tension, suburban angst, and the normal spats that sometimes turn friends into “frenemies,” and then deftly turns “normalcy” on its ear to reveal a world of dark secrets, greed, and the horrific consequences that come when you sell your soul to the devil to reap your every desire. In THE THIRTEEN, Stephen King style horror meets Ira Levin’s Stepford Wives, in a chillingly satisfying tale of love, friendship and second chances that will warm you while scaring you witless.
"...nasty, scary stuff....make sure to pick up The Thirteen as soon as possible.."
--The Globe and Mail
"A deliciously wicked piece of work...Moloney continues to stretch the genre." --The Winnipeg Free Press
"A great addition to Susies previous novels." - Doulgas E. Wright, novelist and horror blogger.
"Praise for "The Dwelling"
"downright terrifying." - Chatelaine
"Moloney is skilled at blending the expected with the originalThe Dwelling shows a fine understanding of human nature" - The Globe and Mail
"Moloney is very good at creating real people to inhabit her novels. You understand their motivations, their feelings, and want to call out warnings to them. Dont do that! Dont go in the attic!...if you like creepy, and enjoy that little frisson of horror on the back of your neck, read The Dwelling. " -- Hamilton Spectator
"If youre in the mood for something spooky, Susie Moloneys The Dwelling is the perfect thingVery moody, very atmosphericmaybe not the thing to read after dark." --Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)
"Not recommended for pre-bedtime reading unless you have the ability to fall asleep after reading ghost stories. This book is so exciting in parts you will likely not be able to put it down until you have finished certain chapters." --Simone Joseph, The Era-Banner
"This is a great psychological thriller written in good taste with a suitably imaginative conclusion." --Books in Canada
"A refreshingly original take on the traditional ghost story. I sat up all night to finish it -- and not just because I was afraid to turn out the lights." --Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten and Stolen
"If the best measure of a horror story is how scary it is, Susie Moloney's new novel is a success. This book will scare the bejesus out of you...not via an excess of blood or violence, but by conveying a pervasive atmosphere of the macabre. The Dwelling, like most good horror stories, contains a large dollop of mystery...[and] stellar characters."
--Douglas J. Johnston, Winnipeg Free Press
Praise for "A Dry Spell":
"A fast-paced . . . blend of ghosts, curses, bad weather, oddball characters and romance. Moloney is a gifted storyteller, drawing her likeable, credible characters with bold strokes and subtle touches."
--The Globe and Mail
"A fine read . . . Like joyriding rural teenagers aching to get airborne, were soon swept away by the breathless pace of Susie Moloneys novel." --The Toronto Star
"A rare piece of work . . . Reminiscent of early Stephen King . . . A story that is heartfelt and contains a touch of myth."
"Absorbing . . . Moloney intertwines powerful psychological, supernatural, and sexual undercurrents." --Entertainment Weekly