Hub City Bookshop welcomes author Anne Heltzel for a virtual conversation about her novel Just Like Mother! The book, which was named a Most Anticipated Title by Book Riot, CrimeReads, Goodreads, and more, follows Maeve, a young woman who has worked hard to escape the cult that raised her and establish a normal life in New York City. When her cousin Andrea suddenly reappears, Maeve is forced to confront the terrors of her childhood and prepare for the nightmare still to come.
Heltzel will be joined in conversation by Andy Marino, author ofThe Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess and the upcoming It Rides a Pale Horse.
This event is free and open to all! It will take place virtually*: register on Crowdcast via the link below!
Spine-chilling and sharp, Anne Heltzel's Just Like Mother is a modern gothic from a fresh new voice in horror, and “is set to be one of the year's most talked about books” (Andrea Bartz, New York Times bestselling author).
*A Most Anticipated Title by LitReactor, Bloody Disgusting, Book Riot, The Line Up, CrimeReads, Goodreads, and more!*
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 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.
The more Maeve immerses herself in Andrea’s world, the more disconnected she feels from her life back in the city; and the cousins’ increasing attachment triggers memories Maeve has fought hard to bury. But confronting the terrors of her childhood may be the only way for Maeve to transcend the nightmare still to come…
Anne Heltzel is a New York-based novelist and book editor. In addition to writing horror, she has penned several milder titles for children and young adults. Just Like Mother is her adult debut. For more information visit Heltzel’s website, www.anneheltzel.com or follow her on Twitter, @AnneHeltzel
Andy Marino is the author of The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess and It Rides a Pale Horse (forthcoming). In addition to horror novels for adults, he writes historical fiction for young readers, most recently Escape from Chernobyl.
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