The Demise of the Soccer Moms

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A suburban neighborhood is upended when a single mother saunters onto the school playground. Her Doc Marten boots, tight T-shirts, and in-your-face attitude stir up buried fears and sexual anxiety.

In the dark corners of her home, a woman battles crippling memories that threaten to destroy her family. A suspicious death forces her best friend to make a choice between marriage and friendship. More

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About Cathryn Grant

Cathryn Grant is the author of Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction. Her writing has been described as "making the mundane menacing".

Cathryn's stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines. Her short story, “I Was Young Once” received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope All-story Short Fiction contest.

When she’s not writing, Cathryn works in high tech, reads, and plays very high-handicap golf. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two cats. Visit her website at

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Review by: Natasha Alexander on Jan. 09, 2011 :
I just finished Cathryn Grant’s debut novel, The Demise of the Soccer Moms, and found it a thoroughly engaging read.

Grant draws some interesting characterizations among the suburban moms who people her story. Her most compelling is a chilling depiction of Amy, a woman whose mental health spirals downward with increasingly disastrous consequences.

The threads of parental competition, anxiety and wanting the best for your kids, while drawn with an intentionally heavy hand, will resonate with other suburban soccer moms while we simultaneously nod with recognition and thank our lucky stars that we don’t live in Grant’s suburban noir nightmare.

(Or do we?)
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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