Horror Night with Anne Heltzel and Rachel Harrison!



We are suckers for a good scary cult story, so we jumped at the chance to host Anne in conversation with Rachel Harrison! GM Andi will be moderating the scintillating talk!


About the Book:

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).

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…

About the Author:

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.


Rachel Harrison is the author of The Return, nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Guernica and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. She lives in western New York with her husband and their cat/overlord. Her next novel, Such Sharp Teeth, will be available in October 2022 from Berkley.


Event date: 

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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Just Like Mother Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250787514
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Nightfire - May 17th, 2022