Marian Keyes meets 'The Craft' in this deliciously dark feminist tale witches, bad ex-boyfriends, good coffee and friendly spiders..
Cackle is a fun, witty, compulsively readable feminist horror. A little bit The Craft, a little bit Practical Magic and a little bit The Witches of Eastwick all rolled into one addictive tale.
When Annie is unceremoniously dumped by her longtime boyfriend, she seeks a fresh start and moves from Manhattan to a small picturesque village upstate. There Annie meets Sophie. Beautiful, charming, magnetic Sophie, who takes a special interest in Annie, who wants to be her friend. Annie can’t help but gravitate toward the self-possessed Sophie, despite the fact that the rest of the townsfolk seem…a little afraid of her. And, okay. Sophie’s appearance is uncanny and ageless, her mansion in the middle of the woods feels a little unearthly, and she does seem to wield a certain power…but she couldn’t be…could she?