Scared to Death

Scared to Death

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by Wendy Corsi Staub
     
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Staub (Live to Tell) explores the conflict every parent feels between reasonable care for the safety of their children and paranoia in this compelling, well-crafted suspense novel. Elsa Cavalon, who's trying to rebuild her life in Groton, Conn., 15 years after the kidnapping of her seven-year-old adopted son, Jeremy, and his later reported murder, doubts her sanity even as she worries that a stalker is prowling around the bedroom of her new seven-year-old adopted daughter, Renny. Meanwhile, Marin Quinn, a Manhattan socialite whose life has been crushed by the arrest of her congressman husband, finds that difficulties raising her daughters alone remind her of the trauma of secretly giving up Jeremy at birth. But long-missing Jeremy isn't dead, and his jealousy as he secretly watches the two families that have moved on without him drives a story that raises fears about losing loved ones almost any reader can sympathize with. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062100986
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
47,555
File size:
846 KB

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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Scared to Death 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Elsa Cavalon and Marin Quinn share in common the loss of the same child (see Live to Tell). Fifteen years ago, Elsa's adopted son seven year old Jeremy was kidnapped. Over two decades ago Marin gave up her newborn son Jeremy for adoption. Neither has moved pass their losses, as each believe Jeremy is dead. Both are trying to do so with varying success. In Groton, Connecticut Elsa has adopted another child seven years old Renny while Manhattanize Marin struggles with the betrayal and lies of her husband a disgraced arrested Congressman and being there for their daughters. However, nothing goes smoothly for either disturbed woman. They will soon be back teetering on the precipice again when a new horror hits both of them. A raging watcher angry at both women and jealous of their offspring makes plans for each mother. Elsa and Marin soon struggle to prevent any harm to their love ones, but to do so probably will cost either one or both their lives as the watcher demands they choose. This is a powerful chiller as sometimes the paranoia proves right. The cast is solid especially the full blooded women and the troubled watcher. Fans need to set aside time as Wendy Corsi Staub provides a strong exhilarating suspenseful thriller that grips readers from start to finish as the return of two moms from Live To Tell may end up dead unable to tell, Harriet Klausner
Susan Newberry More than 1 year ago
I think the first was better but i would continue reading her books
readingnickelodeon More than 1 year ago
Excellent writer!!! Couldn't put it down. Buying the next in the series now. 
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KareninNebraska More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in her series. The first one was "Live To Tell". Also an excellent book! Just when you think you know "who did it", another clue is dropped and you're guessing again. I got hooked on Wendy Corsi Staub when she co-wrote with Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush in "Most Likely To Die". "Scared To Death" is a well written book and it kept me on the edge of my seat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book as much as the first in the series. Kept me in suspense until the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again this author delivers! This was so suspenseful and it was very hard to put down!
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
Another hit for Wendy Corsi Staub! "Scared to Death" is jam packed with suspense and keeps youu guessing till the last 2 chapters. While I did not read Live to Tell first, it really doesn't matter because this book begins as if it's not part of a sequal... It is just fine on it's own! The characters are great; we have the stong mother who will stop at nothing to keep her child safe, the scared and depressed mother who would rather pop pills then deal with reality, and the boy who everyone believed was dead... A wonderful book- now I have to read the first one!
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