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Lake Charlotte. A quite little town in upstate New York. The prefect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No one remember that summer more vividly than Rory Connelly. Her older sister Carleen vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again.
Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up. To Calla's shock, her mother's hometown of Lily Dale is a town full of psychics--including her grandmother. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother's unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother's death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future?
After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, hoping to unearth more about her mother's untimely death. As she starts school at Lily Dale High and begins to explore her relationships with Jacy and Blue, her visions begin to occur with greater urgency. There may be a killer on the loose, and he may be after Calla for her role in solving his first victim's disappearance. Now that Calla believes in her ability, can she learn to use it properly before it leads her into more danger? In this thrilling sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening, readers will find an even larger dose of mystery, suspense, and romance that will keep them coming back to Lily Dale.
Bad Noon losing Piper saw a thick, enormous black snake rear up beside the flickering fire. "What kind of snake is that?" Piper asked. "It ... it looks like the creature from my vision," Phoebe told her. "The snake that was going to devour that girl." "That's no snake. It's a loa, an evil voodoo spirit," Randy muttered. The monstrous creature turned its head toward them. Its eyes were twin pinpoints of flame. Deadly fangs jutted from its mouth. Piper had never seen anything that was so purely evil. "It's seen us!" Yvonne exclaimed. "This is it. You must use your power now if we are to escape." Stepping out of the shadows, the three Halliwell sisters joined hands. They advanced slowly on the loa. "The Power of Three," Piper called out to steel her sisters. They squeezed her hands. "The Power of Three," they answered back.
Now that Calla has finally accepted her ability to communicate with the dead, ominous supernatural signs seem to imply that her mother's death was not an accident, and Calla sets out to uncover the truth.
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... and 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...
The "USA Today" bestselling author takes readers on a harrowing ride as three hopeful women are plunged into a terrifying fight for survival on a windswept New England island, where they are caught in a madman's seductive, deadly trap. Reissue.
After finally learning who is behind her mother's death, Calla still doesn't understand why it happened. Somewhere out there, someone seems to share the psychic abilities that allow Calla to see not only into the past, but to the Other Side--someone who apparently doesn't want to be found.
Dont Tell A Soul. . . In a remote, heavily wooded area near the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didnt 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. . . Dont 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. " Its clear that someone knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them and sending mysterious, 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--Dont Scream. . . Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didnt 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 cant see. . . a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last. . . Wendy Corsi Staub is the author of ten novels of suspense, including the New York Times bestsellers The Final Victim and She Loves Me Not. She is currently working on her next suspense novel.
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...
Elizabeth Baxter is a woman on the run from a mysterious stalker. Settling in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island, Elizabeth finds herself hunted anew when she begins a different life with a new identity. Then things begin to happen again. Frightened, she finds solace in the arms of a caring man--who may not be who he seems. No one in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island knows Elizabeth Baxter. 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 reads the message inside: I know who you are. Five years ago, she was Mallory Eden ...until a mysterious stalker turned her life into a nightmare and left her with no other choice but to make everyone think she was dead and begin a new life. As the days progress, the tension escalates as an old pattern repeats itself: when the phone rings, no one's on the other end; her house is broken into and ransacked. 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 ...
In New York Times bestselling authorWendy Corsi Staub's electrifying new thriller,a mother races to save her daughter beforeher darkest nightmare comes true. Sacred Sisters Catholic girls' school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper. The only person Carley can talk to is "Angel," a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything--about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows. When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen's unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear . . . and how to die.
And so it begins . . . again. Survivors of a serial killer who invaded their childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of the upcoming birth of their first child. Fiercely determined to protect the fragile balance of their lives, Lucy doesn't know that her new husband guards a deadly secret . . . or that an Act of God is about to unleash a vengeful fury. For shell-shocked Lucy and Jeremy, the horrible death of a loved one is a tragic accident. But for a shadowy predator, it's the first step toward completing a deadly mission that was interrupted so long ago. Now, at last, the members of the Walsh and Cavalon families will pay for their sins, one by one . . .
In this classic, "New York Times"-bestselling author Staub delivers a spine-tingling tale set in a town populated by spiritualists and riddled with murder.
Townsend Heights is the perfect small town. Sleepy, tree-lined streets. Good schools. A quick commute to the 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. . .
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 . . .
FROM THE BACK COVER 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...
3 authors join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets 3 women hold to a terrifying murder.
Immediately after the September 11 attacks on New York City, Allison Taylor, James MacKenna, and homicide detective Rocky Manzillo are drawn together by a serial killer called "The Nightwatcher" who has his own terrifying agenda.
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 a 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
From theNew York Timesbestselling author comes a novel of suspense so terrifying it may make you afraid of the dark . . . Allison Taylor MacKenna feels as though she'sawakened at last from a ten-year-long nightmare. But her darkest hour has yet to come . . . Nestled in the warm, domestic cocoon of loving husbandand family, Allison finally feels safe--unaware that astranger's brutal murder on a Caribbean island is the first step in an intricate plan to destroy everything in her life. For seasoned NYPD Detective Rocky Manzillo, the signs are clear that something terrible has emerged from the shadows:a murder victim left without a face and a faded photograph that yields a startling connection. Now, as Allison's murky memoriesof a troubled childhood creep back to light, a cunning predator who shares her history prepares toenact a horrifying retribution--and won't stop killing untilAllison faces a shocking truth . . . and pays the ultimate price.
She loves me . . . she loves me not. When a homemade, heart-shaped valentine with no signature shows up in Rose Larrabees mailbox, she is surprised to say the least--as a widow and mother of two young children, she has little time for romance. But what one might mistake for a sweet gift is really a terrifying reminder of the secret she shares with two other women . . . a secret that has deadly consequences. I want her . . . I want her dead. When the phone rings in the middle of the night, playing a song that chills her to the bone, Rose is determined to keep her family safe from the threat she cannot see but knows is out there . . . watching. After one of the other women is murdered, it becomes clear that each valentine is not the gift of a secret admirer but a warning from the madman who is getting all too close to the very heart of her deepest, darkest fears . . .
Following on the heels of her gripping and sensational thriller, Nightwatcher, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub takes suspense to a whole new level with Sleepwalker. The second book in the remarkable series that began in the chaos and horror of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Staub's Sleepwalker picks up the story ten years later--when Allison MacKenna, who barely escaped death on that terrible day at the hands of a serial killer, realizes that the nightmare is not over...and it may be closer to home than she ever imagined. This is top-tier suspense fiction that fans of Lisa Gardner and Lisa Jackson won't be able to put down.
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