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The Thirteen

The Thirteen by Susie Moloney
Review copy provided by William Morrow
Description from Goodreads
"Desperate Housewives" meets "The Witches of Eastwick" in this novel about a woman who returns with her teenage daughter to her childhood home, not knowing that she's stepped back into a community run by a group of witches.

My take:

I found The Thirteen to be an entertaining, if disturbing book. The story did pull me in quickly and even though I had a few issues with some of the threads of the plot, I did like the book.  It was sufficiently creepy and made me love my dog even more. I liked the main character Paula, but I did think she fell back into behaviors that she had left behind when she moved away from town.  I really liked her daughter Rowan and because of her spunk I had to give Paula a break – Rowan didn’t get that smart and spunky without a role model.

The Thirteen are a coven of witches – or witch wannabes – they are not traditional witches but have basically…