Mary McCluskey


Mary McCluskey's prizewinning short stories and essays have been published on and in the Atlantic, the London Magazine, StoryQuarterly, London's Litro and other literary journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Hong Kong.  

She divides her time between Stratford-upon-Avon and Los Angeles.

Publication date: July 1, 2016  --  PreOrder now.


“This novel raises comparisons to Gone Girl and some of the other recent stories about characters who aren't who they seem, but McCluskey's beautiful prose elevates it above most of them…Haunting and lyrical, understated and true.”

—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review 

Click for   *KIRKUS REVIEW of Intrusion:


"The novel's elegant, emotionally restrained prose...raises it above a crowded field of psychological thrillers about women's friendships gone awry." PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY


"[McCluskey] succeeds in handling the grief of a parent struggling with loss. For readers who want character-driven, heartrending stories that build in intensity."  LIBRARY JOURNAL


"intrusion is both a classy thriller and a psychologically acute tale about the vulnerabilities grief can open up in us." - PAMELA ERENS, author of The Virgins


Gripping and emotionally complex, Intrusion is a dark tale, beautifully told." - CHARLES LAMBERT, author of The Children's Home


"A stunning psychological drama, Intrusion is an utterly compelling debut." - ELLEN MEISTER, author of Dorothy Parker Drank Here.



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