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Dead Before Dark

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  • Posted May 28, 2009

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    great read

    Another hit Wendy has written! Great plot, believable characters and plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing til the last page. You wont want it to end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    A Master Storyteller at the Height of Her Powers

    Among readers, Wendy Corsi Staub is well known for her ability to deliver surprise endings. Her killers are often hidden in plain sight, and yet they remain unrevealed until the precise moment that the she has chosen to unmask them. That's quite an accomplishment so many books in. So to say that I was shocked is to say that this book is in a category all its own.

    All of Staub's trademark elements are well represented: an abundance of red herrings, a hint of romance, and a truth that is both surprising and inevitable. Always a page-turner, the author still manages to ratchet up the suspense to almost unbearable levels, and the last hundred pages seem to turn themselves. The ending, however, is somewhat of a departure-it's a calculated risk, and it pays off. Just when you think you know Staub's game, she changes it up.

    Dead Before Dark showcases a master storyteller at the height of her powers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Suspenceful

    Really like this author,, almisr read all if her books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    The novel Dead Until Dawn, by Charlaine Harris, has been a been

    The novel Dead Until Dawn, by Charlaine Harris, has been a been an outstanding novel. The entire time while reading this jaw dropping story, I have truly been on the edge of my seat and could not put the book down. The main character Sookie Stackhouse, a beautiful but dangerously curious blonde, is a mind reader that doesn’t know what to do in her life other than stay at home with her grandma and being a waitress at the local bar named Merlot’s. Until one day when a vampire named Bill Compton walked into the bar and changed Sookie’s life changed forever. As Sookie started to spend more time with Bill she started to become attracted to him, she starts to learn how dangerous it is getting involved with a vampire. As her closest friends and family start dying off she starts to break down and Bill promises to keep her safe. As Sookie’s suspicion for answers about her loved ones deaths grew she asks Bill to take her to a vampire bar named Fangtasia where they encounter the sheriff of the vampire county Eric Northman. Eric was a Viking back in his day before his family was destroyed by an enraged vampire, but left him to suffer for eternity. One day a group of vampires that were part of a “nest” tried to get Bill to be a part of them, Bill agreed to have them leave Sookie alone. The second day of Bill being gone a group of vampire killers set the “nest” or the house on fire that they were staying at. When the burning of the house was seen on the news Sookie rushed down to see that there were no survivors. Sookie being so suspicious couldn’t believe his death so she pursed to see if Bill was alive somewhere. She ends up finding him to have him called up upon agin by the vampire sheriff Eric, to have Sookie use her mind reading powers over money stolen at Fangtasia. During the interrogation Eric kills another vampire that tries to hurt sookie, which just opens up a whole new field of trouble for Bill and Sookie. I recommend this book 100% and there TV series True Blood. This truly is a very entertaining story, in my opinion better than those other Twilight vampires.   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Another Winner!

    Very good book. One of my favorite authors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Hard to put down

    Really good book, got hooked right away. Was really hard to put this book down, read in 2 days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    I would highly recommend this one.

    Great book, kept you intriqued. She is a good writer. Never got bored.

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    Captivating, one of the best thrillers of the year!

    Dead Before Dark is enjoyable. It is typical to other books written by Wendy Corsi Staub, but is well thought out and extremely interesting. The plot keeps you guessing and in suspense. It is a quick read, hard to put the book down.

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  • Posted March 5, 2009

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    terrific thriller

    The Night Watchman serial killer was as infamous as any back in the sixties; but abruptly the murder spree ended. Now thirty-five years later, the only person who knows personally what happened to the Night Watchman all those years ago is released from Attica. Three and a half decades is a long time between kills, but he is back and quickly knows who his final victim will be though he has a few other murders to make on his trek across America before he completes his final masterpiece. He chose psychic detective Lucinda Sloan as the last victim after seeing her on television as he finds her skill to "see" murders fascinating.

    The Night Watchman needs to prepare the last one for death by engaging her in a game of cat and mouse. He sends her cryptic notes that he also gives to her friend Cam Hastings, who still has not recovered from her daughter's abduction last summer or for that matter the murder of her sister years ago (see DYING BREATH). Finally the egotistical killer sends the same notes to former FBI agent Vic Shattuck, who is writing a true crime nonfiction about the Night Watchman. None of the trio can quite figure out from the strange missives who is next, but the Night Watchman is narrowing the field as his great finish to his grand tour is coming.

    Although serial killers sending clues to the cops have been around for quite a long time, DEAD BEFORE DARK is a terrific thriller starring an evil, efficient and effective psychopath and the three people he chooses to spice up his second coming. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the reader meets the Night Watchman, who knows his first task as a free man is to kill. Sub-genre fans will appreciate this fine saga as Lucinda realizes by the third homicide that the serial killer is playing chess with her.

    Harriet Klausner

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