Saturday, May 13, 2023

Nine terrible mothers in horror fiction

Katrina Monroe is the author of They Drown Our Daughters and Graveyard of Lost Children.

A private investigator by day, she lives in Minnesota with her wife, two children, and Eddie, the ghost who haunts their bedroom closets.

At CrimeReads Monroe tagged a reading list of "books featuring bad moms, imperfect moms, moms whose sanity slips at the birth of their children. Books that walk the razor-edge of what it means to be good mother." One title on the list:
The Upstairs House by Julia Fine

Following the birth of her first child, Megan finds a door to an upstairs house, in which lives a madwoman that only she can see. Caught in a supernatural power struggle between the madwoman and her lover, Megan must find a way to quiet the spirits or risk her life, and her daughter’s.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Upstairs House is among Leah Konen's seven top thrillers that explore the darker side of motherhood.

My Book, The Movie: The Upstairs House.

The Page 69 Test: The Upstairs House.

--Marshal Zeringue