Hell to Pay

Hell to Pay

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by Wendy Corsi Staub
     
 

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And so it begins . . . again.

Survivors of a serial killer who invadedtheir childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of theupcoming birth of their first child. Fiercelydetermined to protect the fragile balance of their lives, Lucy doesn’t know that her new husband guards a

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And so it begins . . . again.

Survivors of a serial killer who invadedtheir childhood, Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon are married now, replacing nightmares of their terrifying past with joyful dreams of theupcoming birth of their first child. Fiercelydetermined 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 Godis about to unleash a vengeful fury.

For shell-shocked Lucy and Jeremy, thehorrible 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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the outset of this violent, generic thriller from bestseller Staub, the third in a trilogy that began with Live to Tell and Scared to Death, a freak major earthquake hits Massachusetts, allowing an unnamed female convict to escape unscathed from the ruins of the Bridgebury Correctional Facility. The woman, taking inspiration from her Bible, starts a campaign of vengeance by shooting to death a wounded prison guard who once raped her. She quickly moves beyond crimes of opportunity to a careful strategic plan aimed at Lucy Walsh Cavalon, a pregnant computer network administrator hoping finally to carry a child to term. Lucy’s adversary, who once “had lived in a grand home whose marble bathrooms were stocked with fine European linens,” has it in for Lucy and her husband, Jeremy, who won a large chunk of the escaped convict’s assets in a damages settlement. Staub brings nothing new to the familiar psychotic-pursuing-a-vendetta plot line. (Oct.)
Examiner
“Scared to Death, like Live to Tell, demonstrates Wendy Corsi Staub’s talent for depicting the menace behind everyday events.”
Night Owl Reviews
“...a gripping, intense novel I could hardly put down. Filled with action, suspense and creepy antagonists, this story had me turning the pages to find out what happens next.”
RT Book Reviews
“Scared to Death is aptly titled--the momentum and chills keep going throughout the entire book.”
Shhanon Raab for Suspense Magazine
“Each twist and turn is methodical, meant to build anxiety as she cleverly yanks the rug out from underneath.”
New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak
“Clever, well-written and riveting. Wendy Corsi Staub is a master storyteller!”
Fresh Fiction
“A fast-paced, thrilling ride of suspense and terror that will keep readers guessing till the end.”
Bookreporter.com
“The narrative...stands on its own, with Staub’s trademark twists, turns, surprises and thrills carrying the day.”
Lee Child
“Solid gold suspense ... this one is a wild ride.”
New York Times Best-Selling Author - Brenda Novak
"Clever, well-written and riveting. Wendy Corsi Staub is a master storyteller!"
Suspense Magazine - Shhanon Raab
"Each twist and turn is methodical, meant to build anxiety as she cleverly yanks the rug out from underneath."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061895081
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Brenda Novak
“Clever, well-written and riveting. Wendy Corsi Staub is a master storyteller!”
Lee Child
“Solid gold suspense ... this one is a wild ride.”

Meet the Author

USA Today and New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy novels and has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and their two children.

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Hell to Pay 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this book to be a disappointment. Have enjoyed other Wendy Corsi Staub books but this one, in my opinion, relied heavily on the author constantly reminding the reader of what took place in the previous books and with the characters. So much so that I was beginning to wonder if this was serving as 'filler' and the real meat of the story was thin and could have been told in much fewer pages. I was truly looking forward to reading this book but see now easily could have skipped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had not started reading boks by this author until i started using my nok and now i find myself buying all her books-i love them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great trilogy of books. They do need to be read in order but are well worth it!
harstan More than 1 year ago
The earthquake shook Massachusetts. The Bridgebury Correctional Facility was totaled by the tremors and all inside assumed dead. However one female inmate believes the Book of Revelation End of Times has begun with the earthquake. When she miraculously survives while Sodom and Gomorrah like death is everywhere around her, she knows she is a chosen one of the Lord who kept her safe to cleanse the earth of the Lord's enemies and undesirable. Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon survived the attack of a serial killer when they were children. Several years ago the Cavalon family won a civil law suit that stripped the inmate of much of her assets. She is coming for them with the Lord on her side; she starts by killing his adopted grandmother Silvie Durand in New York. Lucy and Jeremy mourn Sylvie's death in what was reported an accident when the elderly woman slipped in her bathroom; but abuse victim Jeremy suspects something sinister though he and his wife remain unaware that a female inmate he thought died in Bridgebury is beginning her vendetta against the Walsh-Cavalon families. The third Walsh-Cavalon thriller (see Live to Tell and Scared to Death) is a chiller due to a brilliant psychopath who believes the Lord has saved this sheep to avenge what her infidel enemies did to her. With righteousness on her side, she starts by killing a guard who raped her before moving onto their families. The story line is fast-paced, loaded with action and stars a harrowing righteous villainess. Although the theme of a psychopath seeking vengeance has been used frequently in serial killer tales, Wendy Corsi Staub provides an exhilarating novel. Harriet Klausner
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I really liked the first two novels in this series --Lived to Tell & Scared to Death --. This one though was pretty slow moving. It was not as suspenseful and it just didn't give me the thrilling feeling that her other novels have. Too bad, as I love Staub as and author. Some of her first few books are definitely better. I feel like this one was rushed. Oh well, well have to see what her newer ones are about. Rating: 3.5 Thriller Rating: 2.5 (not so much) Courtesy of MyLoveofBooks
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This was a super story! This author always delivers! I can't wait for the next book!
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misskay61 More than 1 year ago
Good book with a so so ending.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was no definition of chapters which can get confusing. Otherwise it was a good read
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Diane1029 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, only sorry i did not read the first one. Enjoyable, quick read
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LC112648LC More than 1 year ago
I have bought every one of Wendy's books. Although this was good - it was not up to her usual standard. Couldn't get into it! Still looking forward to her next book!
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