The Thirteen

The Thirteen

eBook - 2011
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The drunk at table eight was shouting something at the dancer. Paula couldn't hear what it was over the music, but from his ugly expression she guessed it wasn't nice. Then he threw something that landed on the stage in front of poor Rachel. A typical Tuesday night at Blondie's.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2011.
ISBN: 9780307366801
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Levi_Hayes Oct 27, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It's not something I would go looking for, it was a buy from a used bookstore that I was selling books to. The concept was really interesting, though, and Moloney gives you just enough information as you go to make your own theories, dropping clues to make you re-think them as you go along until you get the whole picture. Even for adult fiction, it was a lot darker than I expected it to be, in a good way. Moloney keeps you guessing until almost the very end about whether or not Paula and Rowan will succeed or fail. The ending itself was slightly disappointing for me just because, with how dark some other elements of the story were, I was wondering if maybe she'd give a non-standard ending. Unfortunately she didn't, and the ending (before the epilogue) still has me wondering what exactly happened. I actually wouldn't have minded a sequel from Rowan's view to see what happens after.

BPLNextBestAdults Oct 16, 2012

There is a noticeable number of cats in Haven Woods. Maybe that is because this seemingly ordinary American suburb supports a coven of witches. Author Susie Moloney takes the reader into an intricate world of murder, deception, the dark arts and evil personified. Main character, coven leader Chick, is a woman in her 60s who has had enough. She has just buried her husband - a man she truly loved - and she feels incredibly guilty about something that the reader simply doesn’t know until further into the book. As a reader who learned about Chick and listened to her thoughts, I was amazed and chilled to the bone at the same time as she pulled out the Valium and a Zippo lighter. I don’t want to give the story away, but the coven is short of members and Chick will do anything to remedy the situation. The Thirteen will especially appeal to readers who enjoy the likes of Stephen King.

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