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Please welcome WENDY CORSI STAUB to our Month of Suspense and Thrillers!

 

 

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Scared to Death 

 

 

 

ISBN: 978-0061895074 
December 28, 2010


Scared to Death


A Mother’s Worst Fear…

 

Elsa Cavalon—petrified that the nightmare from fifteen years earlier is beginning all over again…

 

Marin Quinn—hiding with her daughters in their concrete fortress…her storybook marriage over…

 

Perfect strangers whose once-perfect lives were cruelly shattered, they’re bound by a long lost child , a fragile strand of newfound maternal hope—and  mutual loneliness. Yet Elsa and Marin are never truly alone.  Someone is always nearby, watching them and their children. Someone driven by vengeance and the simple poetry of nursery rhymes…Someone who must satisfy dark need with innocent blood. And now time is running out for two mothers stalked by a cunning mastermind who wants to leave them…

 

SCARED TO DEATH 

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Live to Tell 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets can scandalize … 

In a lovely suburban town just north of New York City, the gossip mill runs more efficiently than the commuter train line. And in every impeccably decorated house, they’re talking about Lauren Walsh. They say that nothing could be worse than being abandoned by your husband for another woman. They’re wrong …

Secrets can shock … 

All Lauren wants is to protect her children from the pain of her messy divorce. But when their father goes missing, a case of mistaken identity puts all their lives in danger, and a stealthy predator lurks in the shadows, watching…waiting…

Secrets can kill … 

Lauren is about to uncover an unfathomable truth—a truth this cold-blooded mastermind would never let her live to tell…

 

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First Thrills 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Thrills


New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has teamed up with the International Thriller Writers for First Thrills, a showcase of many of the organization’s bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre.

First Thrills will include never-before-published stories by New York Timesbestselling authors including Lee Child, Stephen Coonts, Jeffrey Deaver, Heather Graham, Joan Johnston, John Lescroart, Alex Kava and Deb Carlin, Michael Palmer (with Daniel James Palmer), Karin Slaughter, and Wendy Corsi Staub.

This collection also serves as a great introduction to those whom the ITW has christened its rising stars, including Sean Michael Bailey, Ken Bruen, Ryan Brown, Bill Cameron, Rebecca Cantrell, Karen Dionne, JT Ellison, Theo Gangi, Rip Gerber, Gregg Hurwitz, CJ Lyons, Grant Mackenzie, Marc Paoletti, Cynthia Robinson, and Kelli Stanley.

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Dead Before Dark 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Before Dark

 

THE SUN GOES DOWN…
The Night Watchman is ready to kill—again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Now, at last, his moment has come... 

THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS…
For renowned psychic Lucinda Sloan, fame is a double-edged sword. Through her television appearances, she helps police capture America’s most elusive serial killers. Unfortunately, she also catches the eye of the Night Watchman. Once this madman learns that Lucinda “sees” murders after they’re committed, it’s time to play…

…AND THE FEAR NEVER ENDS. 
The first victim is someone she knows—a personal shock that brings Lucinda closer to her ex-lover, Detective Randall Barakat. Then a second murder in Chicago, and a third in Denver, makes her realize that the Night Watchman is toying with her. Each victim wears a wristwatch…each watch bears a message... and each message is a warning for Lucinda that her time is up—and soon she’ll be next to die…

 

 

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Dying Breath 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dying Breath


A SEASIDE RETREAT… 
It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Children play on the beach. Husbands are off working in the city. And the surf echoes in the night. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world—except choosing the next victim…
 
HAS JUST BECOME…
Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can save her failed marriage. Cam has never stopped loving her husband Mike nor has she been able to outrun her flaws and demons—a vanished mother, a lost sister, and the ugly visions she has of missing children…
 
A KILLER'S FAVORITE PLAYGROUND…
Now, Cam is about to step over the edge. For once, she will act on one of her visions—and then face the consequences. For a killer has just struck again. And for Cam, and the people she loves most, fear has come home for good… 

 

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Don't Scream 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Scream


DON'T TELL A SOUL. 

In a remote, heavily wooded area near a Berkshires college campus, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn't die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods-ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves. 

DON'T THINK ABOUT THE PAST. 

Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: "Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R." It's clear that somebody knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them, sending mysterious and chilling gifts that only they can understand-deadly warnings of what is to come. For the sins of the past have come back with a vengeance, and a killer will see that they all pay in blood. 

AND WHATEVER YOU DO-DON'T SCREAM. 

Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didn't want any part in what happened so long ago, but now, the mother of two will do anything to stay alive and protect her family-even if it means matching wits with a killer she can't see.a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last.

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The Final Victim 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Final Victim


WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND. 

Everyone in Savannah, Georgia knows the Remington estate. The rambling old house bears blatant testimony not just to the esteemed family's vast wealth, but to unbearable tragedy and whispered secrets. Soon, the Remingtons will all come home to this secluded plantation nestled deep in the shadow of moss-covered trees. Then they will have to die.one by one. 

HASN'T JUST COME BACK TO HAUNT HER. 

For Charlotte Remington Maitland, the past five years have been a haze of pain and loss. Now, with her new husband and teenaged daughter, she's found a second chance at happiness-until the moment her grandfather's will is read. As the sole beneficiary of the vast Remington estate, Charlotte will get everything that's coming to her. A killer will make sure of that-no matter who has to die. 

IT'S COME BACK TO KILL HER. 

Trapped in a house of lies, searching for answers to deadly questions, Charlotte has never been more afraid. Someone knows her family's deepest secrets. Someone who will take Charlotte to the edge of sanity and the dark heart of her greatest fear in order to make her. 

 

 

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Most Likely to Die 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Likely to Die


New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Staub join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder. 

A KILLER WHO GETS AWAY WITH MURDER ONCE.
It's been twenty years since Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at the St. Elizabeth's High School Valentine's Day dance. It's a night that shattered the lives of three girls in Jake's life-Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that. 

FINDS IT EASIER TO KILL AGAIN.
A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line. 

AND AGAIN.AND AGAIN.
Three women have been marked for death. Tonight, as the music plays, and the doors of St. Elizabeth are sealed, a killer will finish what was started long ago, and the sins of the past will be paid for in blood. 

 

 

 

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Lullaby and Goodnight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lullaby and Goodnight


HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON'T YOU CRY. 
At thirty-nine, Peyton Somerset has an enviable life, with a thriving advertising career and a beautiful Manhattan apartment. And now she's going to have the one thing she wants most-a baby. Peyton's biological clock went off just as her fiancé took off, leaving her at the altar. So Peyton's going it alone. Already, she's making plans for the little one inside her.buying the layette, daydreaming, and worrying over the littlest things. That's only natural. All mothers do. But Peyton has reason to worry. In fact, she has every reason to be terrified. 

MAMA WON'T BE SINGING ANY LULLABIES. 
As the months pass, Peyton can't help feeling that something is terribly wrong. She's certain that someone has been in her apartment, that she's being followed, that someone is watching her. Maybe it's just hormonal paranoia that makes her distrust everyone around her. Or maybe her maternal instincts are dead on. Maybe there's someone close who doesn't think she should give birth at all. Someone who would do anything to have a baby. Anything. 

 

 

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Kiss Her Goodbye 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiss Her Goodbye


A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Woodsbridge, New York, is the sort of upscale community where the American Dream is alive and thriving-shiny cars, beautiful homes, and safe, tree-shaded streets. For Kathleen Carmody, moving to Woodsbridge is an attempt to escape memories of her own rough childhood and a shattering secret that still haunts her. It's a place where her 13-year-old daughter Jen will have everything Kathleen didn't. 

THE PERFECT PLACE TO DIE
But suddenly, the sleepy, affluent suburb is gripped by fear. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing from Woodsbridge's "safe" streets. Someone wants what these charmed people have. Someone who is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes...girls who look a lot like Jen. Someone who is watching and waiting for the moment Kathleen drops her guard and kisses her daughter goodbye... 

 

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Dearly Beloved 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dearly Beloved


TO HAVE...
On a windswept New England island, he waits, fingering the satin-and-lace wedding gowns he's had made for each of them...the dresses they will wear when he kills them. 

TO HOLD...
Three women have come to the Bramble Rose Inn. For Sandy Cavelli, it's a chance to meet the romantic man who answered her personal ad. Liza Danning hopes to land a publishing deal with a reclusive author. And for Jennie Towne, it's an opportunity to get away, even if it means pretending to be her twin sister who won the weekend in a charity raffle. They're three women with nothing in common...or so it seems... 

TO DIE
Now, as a storm bears down on the eerie, isolated inn, three women are plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. For someone has chosen them, someone consumed by revenge, someone who wants to have them all for better...for worse...till death do us part... 

 

 

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She Loves Me Not 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She Loves Me Not


SHE LOVES ME...SHE LOVES ME NOT
Life goes on. That's what young widow Rose Larrabee tells herself each day as she has to be both mother and father to her two young children, a task that leaves little time for new romance. That's why she's surprised to find the simple, homemade valentine in her mailbox, a paper heart with no signature. It could be a sweet reminder, but for Rose, the red heart has special significance...a link to a secret she shares with two other women...a secret that has just gotten one of them brutally murdered. 

I WANT HER...I WANT HER DEAD
Now, as the phone rings in the night, playing a song that sends chills down Rose's spine, and more heart-shaped gifts arrive mysteriously, the young mother is determined to protect her family from a threat she cannot see but knows is there...watching. And as another woman is killed, it becomes clear that each valentine is not the gift of a secret admirer but a warning from a twisted madman who's getting closer to the very heart of her deepest fears... 

 

 

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In the Blink of an Eye 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Blink of an Eye


Lily Dale, New York, is no ordinary town. A sleepy summer resort village, it is home to a population of spiritualists, and the place where Julia Garrity and Kristin Shuttleworth formed a fast friendship that would only be broken...by death. 

Ten Summer Street is no ordinary house. It was in there that Kristin saw something fifteen years ago on Halloween night. Something that would haunt her for the rest of her days. Since then, Julia has watched both Kristin and her mother fall prey to whomever--or whatever--lurks in the rundown lakefront cottage. 

Now, Kristin's blind six-year-old daughter, Dulcie, has come to live in Lily Dale--at Ten Summer Street. Julia recognizes a kindred spirit in the gifted child who so strongly resembles her lost friend. Appointing herself protector, Julia is determined to coax the secrets of the house out into the light, to discover who the little girl "sees" roaming its halls--before the murderous force residing there makes them both its next victims... 

 

 

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Fade to Black 

 

 

 

 

Fade to Black


Elizabeth Baxter is a quiet brunette living in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island. She doesn't socialize, has no friends, and when she's outside, she constantly looks over her shoulder. That's because Elizabeth's living in fear. Keeping her past a secret. And sometimes, secrets can kill.... 

It begins with the arrival of a pink envelope: the postmark reads Windmere Cove, and there's no return address. Elizabeth's world crashes when she opens the card and reads the message inside: I know who you are. Five years ago, she was Mallory Eden, Hollywood's hottest actress. Blonde and beautiful, her life was a dream come true ... until a mysterious stalker turned it into a nightmare and left her with no other choice but to make the everyone think she was dead and begin a new life. 

As the days progress, the tension escalates as the old pattern repeats itself: when the phone rings, no one's on the other end; her house is broken into and ransacked. And then there's the sense that she's being watched. Frightened, Elizabeth finds solace in the arms of Harper Smith, the only person she has befriended in town. As their relationship deepens, Elizabeth wants to tell Harper the truth - until she learns of his unspoken past - a past that connects to Mallory Eden's... 

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The Last to Know 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last to Know


Townsend Heights is the perfect small town. Sleepy, tree-lined streets. Good Schools. A quick commute tot he city. The sort of peaceful, suburban existence Tasha Banks dreamed of living when she left her fast-paced career for full-time motherhood. 

But now, Tasha's perfect dream is turning into a terrifying nightmare. Someone is targeting women in Townsend Heights--and not just any women. A serial killer is looking for a particular kind of prey...young, stay-at-home mothers...exactly like Tasha. One by one, Tasha's friends are disappearing, only to die in horrific ways. Suddenly, terror is transforming Townsend Heights into a sinister place of fear and foreboding--a place where evil lurks behind every corner, hiding behind the mask of a familiar face--a face that may be the last one Tasha ever sees... 

 

 

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All the Way Home 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the Way Home

Lake Charlotte. A quiet little town in upstate New York. The perfect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No on remembers that summer more vividly than Rory Connolly. Her older sister Carleen vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again. The fear and uncertainty of Carleen's fate destroyed Rory's family and her only escape was college. When she left Lake Charlotte, she vowed never to return. But now, ten years later, Rory Connolly is coming home. 

It's only supposed to be for the summer while her brother's away. Until then, Rory has to cope with her mother's slow descent into insanity and her rebellious teenage sister Molly. The arrival of Barrett Maitland only makes things worse. The handsome stranger knows to much about the past and is constantly asking Rory questions. She wants to trust him, but can't; she's caught him in one lie too many. It's almost as if he has something to hide. 

Then, on the anniversary of the very first disappearance, another teenage girl vanishes. Just like Carleen. Once again, Lake Charlotte is gripped in fear, and for Rory, it's the past nightmare revisited. Only this time, her own life is in jeopardy. For walking through the streets of the town, wearing a familiar face, is a cunning killer with a chilling personal message: "Welcome home, Rory. You've been gone such a long time, but now that you're back, you're never going to leave Lake Charlotte again..." 

 

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Obsession 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obsession
Written as Wendy Morgan

WHERE DARKNESS LIVES 

For Megan McKenna, things have always come easy. Her privileged life in Crawford Corners, Connecticut has left her wanting for nothing...until now. Lately, things have been happening. Strange things. Dark things. Evil things. People seeing her in places she's never been. Ugly incidents befalling those she cares about. Whispers of witchcraft that raise questions about where she comes from...and who might want her out of the way...

 

 

 

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Obsession and Possession 

 

 

 

Possession
Written as Wendy Morgan

THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS 

Candra Bowen has been living a lie. All her life she's been an outsider, but now she finally has everything she's ever wanted. She's been posing as her twin sister Megan McKenna-while Megan lies comotose under a spell summoned from the depths of hell. But black magic can have deadly consequences, and Candra is about to learn that her dalliance with the dark arts has awakened something sinister-something that wants both women-and will stop at nothing to possess them...