The first story collection from this award-winning author. A middle-aged realtor tries to get ahead any way she can. A bad girl pays for cheating with a married man. A wife with a dark past lives in fear of being exposed. The bad acts of a little old lady come home to roost. A young man with no direction finds power behind the wheel of a haunted truck. From behind the pretty drapes of the average suburban home, madness peers out. Nine stories of suburban darkness prove that life can turn on you, or you can turn on it.
“Things Withered will keep you up all night, and in the morning, you won’t be sad you’ve got to go to work; you’ll be pissed off there’s no more stories left to read. Moloney’s stories are taut, tense roller coasters, and so smart, you’ll go back and ride them again. Susie Moloney is already a name in literary fiction, but brace yourself, because she’s going to be a big name in genre fiction, too. This chick is scary! Read her. Now.” —Sarah Langan, author of Audrey’s Door
“Each one of these stories has fangs. You’ve just got to wait and see how they’re going to bite you, and how deeply. Susie Moloney will keep you up waaaaay past your bedtime—either reading these stories, or thinking about them long after you’ve closed the book.” —Craig Davidson, Giller Award-nominated author of Cataract City