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Bone White: Mundy’s Landing Book Three by Wendy Corsi Staub

Reviewed by Suzanne Odom

Bone WhiteWendy Corsi Staub is back with the third in her newest series set in Mundy’s Landing, New York. Flashback to 1666 where all but five of the colonists died from starvation. The remaining five are from the same family and they somehow survived the bitter, cold winter and the lack of food. The parents of this family are accused of murder and eventually are executed leaving their three children orphans. These children lived out honorable lives in the town, Mundy’s Landing that was named after their family. They swore that they would never reveal the secret that died with their parents.

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Fast forward to the present day. After her father’s death, Emerson Mundy has flown across the country to learn about her ancestors. She was raised in California, far away from her relatives and heritage and really didn’t know much about her family. When she arrives in Mundy’s Landing, she is finds long, lost relatives and a welcoming home. Perhaps she will stay here as it seems this is where she belongs. Read the rest of this entry »

Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub (Review #2)

Reviewed by Suzanne Odom

Blue MoonWendy Corsi Staub is back with the second in her newest series located in Mundy’s Landing. In the second entry to the Mundy’s Landing series, the small town is getting ready for an annual celebration designed to bring in tourists. Called the Mundypalooza, it’s an odd sort of event, capitalizing on an unforgettable point of history in Mundy’s Landing. That event was a series of unsolved murders that occurred one hundred years ago and were never solved. Three young women were murdered and their bodies placed in three different homes in Mundy’s Landing to be discovered by the homes’ owners.

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Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub

Reviewed by Patricia Reid

Blue MoonMundy’s Landing is famous for the murders that occurred years ago. Three girls were found dead in three different houses and the murderer was never found. The houses came to be known as the Murder Houses.

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Even though they had second thoughts about purchasing a “Murder House” they went ahead and bought the house. Annabelle Bingham and her husband Trib were thrilled with all the room the house provided for the couple and their son Oliver. The couple felt they could put the bad memories of the house behind them. Read the rest of this entry »

Blood Red by Wendy Corsi Staub

Reviewed by Patricia E. Reid

Blood RedRowan and Jake Mundy have left New York City and moved to the small town of Mundy’s Landing, their hometown. Mundy’s Landing is famous for its scenery as well as a string of century old unsolved murders. The Mundy children Braden and Kate are away at college. The youngest Mick still lives at home and is in high school.

When the family moved back to Mundy’s Landing Rowan felt she was escaping from a mistake she almost made that could have ruined her marriage. Now the mistake has been brought back to haunt her in the form of a package received containing 13-burnt cookies. Such a strange gift but Rowan knew exactly what it meant. Read the rest of this entry »

The Black Widow by Wendy Corsi Staub

Reviewed by Caryn St. Clair

The Black WidowGaby Duran had the perfect life. She was married to the most amazing man and they had the perfect baby. But when the baby died from crib death, Gaby’s world shut down. Eventually she and Ben divorced and at the urging of her cousin, Gaby joins InTune, an online dating site. As she sorts through and eliminates most of the respondents, she finds that her ex has also joined the site. One thing leads to another and they decide to meet “for old times sake.” Anyone who reads suspense novels with a romantic twist can see where this is headed. But the reuniting couple hit a few bumps along the way. Not everyone on InTune is a good person. Not everyone shares a real identity. Both Ben and Gaby have accepted dates from others and one of those dates turns out to be a deeply disturbed individual. Read the rest of this entry »

Shadowkiller by Wendy Corsi Staub

ShadowkillerReviewed by Patricia Reid

Shadowkiller ends the trilogy involving the family of Allison Taylor, now Allison MacKenna. Allison met her husband Mack when she lived in Manhattan and her apartment was across the hall from Mack and his wife. Mack’s wife was killed in the 9-11 tragedy and Allison’s friend was murdered in their apartment building.

Allison and Mack eventually married and moved to the suburbs but they found that life was not to be smooth for the couple and their family. Someone is stalking the family and at times even Allison suspects the person causing the problems might be Mack. Eventually the truth is found out but not before even the children have a very close call.

Life has gone back to normal for the family and Allison has even agreed to make a trip to the Midwest to visit her brother and his wife. Allison’s father left when she was young and her mother killed herself with liquor and drugs. It is a very large step for Allison to agree to travel back to the Midwest. Read the rest of this entry »

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub (Review #2)

Nightwatcher Reviewed by Julie Siemek

Allison Taylor loves her adopted city of New York. She works in the high octane field of fashion and loving the invigorating urban hustle. Then the morning of September 11, 2011 brings life as she knows it to a grinding halt.

And then even more horror strikes. Allison’s upstairs neighbor is found brutally slaughtered and mutilated. With New York City and the Nation in shock on this day, the killer waits, watches, stalks and kills again ……. and again. Read the rest of this entry »

Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Staub

SleepwalkerReviewed by Patricia Reid

Wendy Corsi Staub’s novels are very addictive if the reader is looking for great characters, a lot of suspense and don’t mind a little cliffhanger at the end. Sleepwalker is the second novel in a trilogy with Allison Taylor now Allison MacKenna as the central character.

Allison met her husband Mack MacKenna when she had an apartment across from Mack and his wife in New York. Mack’s wife was killed in the 9-11 tragedy and Allison suffered a tragedy of her own at that time. She discovered the body of Kristina Haines, another resident in the apartment building. Kristina had been brutally murdered. Jerry Thompson, a maintenance man in the apartment building, was convicted of Kristina’s murder and sentenced to prison.

Allison and Mack eventually married and now have a wonderful family. Now it is announced on the news that Jerry Thompson has committed suicide and suspicious things begin happening to Allison. She feels that someone has invaded her space but who or how this can happen, she has no idea. Mack is taking medication for his insomnia and Allison catches him walking in his sleep one night. Allison fights back the thoughts that Mack may be the cause of some of the strange little things that are happening.

When Bob Lewis, Allison’s neighbor who is out of town, contacts Allison and asks that she go next door and check on his wife Phyllis, Allison agrees. On arriving at the Lewis’ home Allison finds that Phyllis has been murdered and in the same manner as Kristina ten years before. Read the rest of this entry »

Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub

Nightwatcher Reviewed by Patricia Reid

Terrifying in more than one way, this novel holds the interest of the reader from the very beginning and just does not let go. The book begins the night before the terrorist strike on New York on September 11, 2001.

Allison Taylor lives in Manhattan and loves it. Allison is a style editor at 7th Avenue Magazine. Kristina Haines lives in the apartment above Allison’s and the two are neighbors. Kristina is an aspiring Broadway actress. The two visit in the laundry room from time to time and have exchanged keys to their apartments with each other in case of emergency.

Jerry Thompson is the maintenance man in the apartment building. Kristina tells Allison that Jerry is creeping her out. She says he is always watching her. Allison assures Kristina that Jerry is harmless. Jerry is a little slow but Allison feels that he would not hurt anyone.

Suddenly terrorists strike New York. The city is in a shambles. All members of the police departments and the fire departments are called to the scene. Many are trying to find friends and family of their own as well as looking for survivors. Allison is forced to walk most of the way home from a late party.

Allison hasn’t seen Kristina since the tragedy and thinks perhaps she went to stay with a friend but when she goes to Kristina’s apartment to check she finds that Kristina has been brutally murdered. Detective Rocko Manzillo is in charge of the investigation. He explains to Allison that although the department is short-handed the police will be at the apartment for quite some time investigating the murder. Allison tells Detective Manzillo about Kristina’s fear of Jerry but Allison doesn’t even know his last name or where to find him. Read the rest of this entry »

Hell to Pay by Wendy Corsi Staub (Review #2)

Hell to PayReviewed by Vickie Dailey

Hell to Pay is the third book in a trilogy consisting of Live to Tell and Scared to Death. This book is not really a stand-alone. I do recommend that you read the other two first. Most of the first half of the book is given over to retelling of relationships and past events in the other two books. When it finally gets down to it’s own story – Jeremy & Lucy Cavalon and their soon to be born child. Read the rest of this entry »