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In the Blink of an Eye

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In An Unusual Town...

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

Lies An Old House...

Ten Summer Street is no ordinary house. It was in the huge Victorian that Kristin saw something fifteen years ago on Halloween night. ...

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Overview

In An Unusual Town...

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

Lies An Old House...

Ten Summer Street is no ordinary house. It was in the huge Victorian 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 big, old mansion...

Where Dark Secrets And Death Reside...

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....

Includes An Excerpt From Wendy Corsi Staub's Upcoming ThrillerDying Light!

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Though it may sound like the stuff that dreams (or nightmares) are made of, the extraordinary town of Lily Dale, the setting of In the Blink of an Eye, really exists. However, the chilling story talented novelist Wendy Corsi Staub sets in this charming Victorian-era resort community, inhabited mostly by spiritualists, is thankfully fiction. As the story goes -- one Halloween young Kristin Shuttleworth saw something at the Biddle house at Ten Summer Street in Lily Dale, something her best friend, Julia, who was with her at the time, couldn't see. Fifteen years later, after her friend's return to Lily Dale is followed by tragedy, Julia finds herself wondering again what that "something" could have been -- and whether it had anything to do with the unexpected deaths of Kristin and her mother. Julia's haunted misgivings turn to fear when Kristin's blind young daughter, Dulcie, starts "seeing" things in her new home, Ten Summer Street. What secrets did the Biddles hide in their lovely old house? What connection has drawn Julia first to Kristin and then to Dulcie? And what danger awaits them both in this town where past and present are said to mingle across the unseen bridge between our world and the next?
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With this compelling gothic mystery, Staub (The Last to Know) puts a fresh spin on the haunted house formula. Three years after the drowning of his live-in girlfriend, Kristin, Paine Landry is forced to return to Lily Dale, N.Y., a gated resort community of spiritualists and mediums, to settle his former mother-in-law's affairs. Her equally bizarre drowning there makes staying in the dilapidated Victorian inherited by his blind, six-year-old daughter trying for the skeptical Paine, who wants nothing more than to learn the truth behind their deaths. When Paine's daughter and Julia Garrity, Kristin's erstwhile childhood friend and a practicing psychic medium, admit to "seeing" a tortured ghost in the house, Paine decides to sell it back to its former owner, an elderly man whose only wish is to bring his dying wife "home." Too late, Paine and Julia realize that the ghost was trying to warn them of a dangerous force, the same force that claimed Kristin and her mother. Staub deftly weaves several subplots throughout, but a profusion of secondary characters including a pair of bumbling paranormal investigators, Julia's two-timing boyfriend and Kristin's greedy half-brother only serve to complicate an already complex tale. Still, Staub's prose is energetic, and her characters possess enough genuine warmth to keep readers captivated. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420106886
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 641,620
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Corsi Staub is the author of ten novels of suspense, including the New York Times bestsellers Dying Breath, Don't Scream, Most Likely To Die, The Final Victim, and She Loves Me Not. She is currently working on her next suspense novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2003

    Absolutely Wonderful

    First book by Wendy that I've read. It was amazing. I truly loved the story. It was a good read. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a new author to read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Great read!

    Really enjoy this writer, fast paced and lots of twists & turns!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2002

    equal parts horror and suspense

    In upstate New York lies the gated hamlet of Lily Dale, a quiet summer resort that is inhabited mostly by spiritualists communicating with the spirits of the dead. Fourteen years old Julia and Kristin are enjoying going trick-or-treating until they reach the Biddle home at 10 Summer Street. While there Kristin sees something there so frightening that she withdraws into herself and when her family moves away, she ends all ties to Lily Dale and Julie. <P>Years later, an adult Kristin returns to Lily Dale to help her mother move into 10 Summer Street. Kristin is later found drowned in the nearby lake even though she was always afraid of water. When Kristen¿s mother dies, Kristen¿s daughter Dulcie and the child¿s father Paine move in to 10 Summer Street so they can prepare the house for sale. Julia, who is now a spiritualist of considerable power, vows to find out the secrets of 10 Summer Street so what happened to Kristen won¿t happen to her daughter. <P> Fans of Peter Straub and Stephen King will definitely enjoy reading IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, a work that is equal parts horror and suspense. Wendy Corsi Staub is a superb writer who creates characters that the audience cares about and places them in a tale that starts out at supersonic speed and only gains momentum with each page turned. The finale is shocking and suspenseful leaving the reader feeling that they got their money¿s worth and more. <P>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Awesome Author

    Awesome Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Great!

    This author is such a good sroryteller!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    As usual another great book by Wendy.This a very fast read and from beginning to end you will be hooked.

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

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    Clever written paranormal tale!!

    This is my first Wendy Corsi Staub novel, and I plan on reading all the other thrilling novels she has written. 'In the Blink of an Eye' the story will captivate you and make you feel like you are right there with the characters, and experiencing everything that is happening. This is the kind of plot I would love to see put into a movie.

    When you meet the characters you will immediately feel for them, from Dulce's blindness to Paine's heartache over his dead lover. Its an amazing novel with unforgettable characters, and plot. I would recommend this novel to everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2004

    DEFINITELY PAGE TURNER!!!

    This was the first book by Mrs. Staub that I've read and I found it very captivating right from the very start! The haunting surroundings of this quaint little town leads into a mystery you can't to unveil.I am very excited to start on her next novel!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2004

    Wow!

    This book will definitely keep you guessing back and forth of who is causing this mayhem. The suspense to distinguish between accident and murder, life and reality,death and life is overwhelming. Bravo Wendi Corsi Staub I haven't guessed a the right killer yet! Unlike Mary Higgins Clark who became predictable you keep readers on their toes!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2002

    The Best Book Ever!

    This is the best book that I have ever read. It keeps you guessing until the very end.The end is not predictable at all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Wow

    Let me start off by saying that this book kept me up at night. 1st because it spooked me and 2nd because I couldn't put it down!!!! It was a great read. I love all of Wendys books. If ya want to be spooked than this is the boom for you. R.G

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Never disappoints

    WENDY NEVER DISAPPOINTS, HER BOOKS ARE SO GOOD.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2003

    Not that good

    This was not my kind of book. I was expecting another like Last to know or All the way home. I found this book to be rather dull and boring. This is a really good author, but don't read this book as your first or you may never read another by her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2002

    Wendy is a great author!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the Blink of An Eye is a great book, you least expect what happens at the end. Since I was 12 she has been one of my favorite authors and this book is the best out of all that she has written!!!1

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