From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim. “Jennifer McMahon's latest premise is utterly chilling: Imagine you don't stumble upon a haunted house, you build one. The Invited deserves a special spot in the canon of great ghost stories, and will remind McMahon's readers why she is such a worthy literary descendant of Shirley Jackson.” —Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendeant Now Available Do you believe in monsters? LEARN MORE BUY THE BOOK Mr. Hitchcock, before I tell you any more, there is something I need to know. “This mystery-horror crossover is haunting, evocative, and horrifically beautiful, a triumph." —Booklist LEARN MORE BUY THE BOOK

About Jennifer

I was born in 1968 and grew up in my grandmother’s house in suburban Connecticut, where I was convinced a ghost named Virgil lived in the attic. I wrote my first short story in third grade.


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My newest novel, THE DROWNING KIND, will be available April 6, 2021!


About The Drowning Kind

When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. 


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Praise for Jennifer’s Work

“McMahon’s gift is the deliciously twisty way she subverts all your expectations, keeping you guessing with wry wit and feverish chills.”

“Jennifer McMahon’s novels are like the perfect winter truffle: dark, rich, earthy, and an absolute, decadent pleasure.”
—Joshilyn Jackson

“A worthy literary descendant of Shirley Jackson.”
—Chris Bohjalian