"Devil in Ohio kept me up until 3 a.m. with the lights on–in a good way. It's a haunting thriller for readers who like fear, humor, and heart in one package."—Meredith Goldstein, advice columnist and feature reporter for The Boston Globe, author of upcoming YA novel Chemistry Lessons.
"Gripping, urgent and addictive, Devil in Ohio balances the dark exploration of cults with a compelling and often humorous take on teen social dynamics. This is the debut you won't want to miss."—Aditi Khorana, author of critically acclaimed The Library of Fates and Mirror in the Sky
When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl sitting in her kitchen, her psychiatrist mother reveals that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But soon Mae is wearing Jules's clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and flirting with Jules's crush. And Mae has no intention of leaving.
Then things get weird.
Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, startled to see: a pentagram carved into Mae's back. Jules pieces together clues and discovers that Mae is a survivor of the strange cult that's embedded in a nearby town. And the cult will stop at nothing to get Mae back.
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Daria Polatin (Author)
Daria Polatin is an award-winning playwright and television writer, whose play Palmyra is about a young woman who joins ISIS. She holds an MFA from Columbia University. She is a founding member of The Kilroys, an advocacy group for female and tran...