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Just Like Mother

Anne Heltzel



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New South Wales Univ Pres
01 December 2023
The last time Maeve saw her cousin was the night she escaped the cult they were raised in. For the past two decades, Maeve has worked hard to build a normal life in New York City, where she keeps everything

and everyone

at a safe distance.

When her cousin Andrea suddenly reappears, Maeve regains the only true friend she's ever had. Soon she's spending more time at Andrea's remote Catskills estate than in her own cramped apartment. Maeve doesn't even mind that her cousin's wealthy work friends clearly disapprove of her single lifestyle. After all, Andrea has made her fortune in the fertility industry - baby fever comes with the territory.

What worries Maeve is that the more she immerses herself in Andrea's world, the more her long-buried memories flood to the surface. But confronting the terrors of her childhood may be the only way for Maeve to transcend the nightmare still to come...
Imprint:   New South Wales Univ Pres
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780857308436
ISBN 10:   0857308432
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ANNE HELTZEL is a New York-based novelist and book editor. In addition to writing horror, she has penned several titles for children and young adults. Just Like Mother is her adult debut.

Reviews for Just Like Mother

'Chilling... Maeve begins to see that only by confronting the secrets of her own eerie past will she avoid an even eerier future. Recommended for fans of creepy' * Daily Mail * Just Like Mother examines the internalised misogyny that influences women to force expectations of motherhood onto each other * DAZED (7 horror books to sink your teeth into this Halloween) * With a plot featuring a cult, a creepy old house and motherhood, it's a welcome addition to the maternal horror canon of Rosemary's Baby and The Babadook * Stylist (Best new horror books to read in 2024) * Heltzel's novel bursts onto the scene with all the power and gore of a home birth. With unforgettable characters and details that will haunt your dreams, Just Like Mother is set to be one of the year's most talked about books. I tore through this urgent, timely, and deeply disturbing tale....and I'll think of it every time I field an uncomfortable question about my own childless status -- Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author A fierce, frightening novel that examines autonomy, motherhood, and the dark side of feminine power with savage precision. Just Like Mother is a total thrill ride. Buckle up and be warned - there's no calling for Mommy -- Rachel Harrison, author of The Return and Cackle

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