Blue Moon (Mundy's Landing Series #2)

Blue Moon (Mundy's Landing Series #2)

by Wendy Corsi Staub

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy’s Landing—a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.

Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman’s handiwork. Beneath the covers, her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak, a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked into their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again . . . and again . . . before vanishing into the mists of time.

A century ago, the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy’s Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society’s annual “Mundypalooza” offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case.

Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three Murder Houses, can’t escape the feeling that her family is being watched—and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She’s right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them—beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle’s dream home . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062349750
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/26/2016
Series: Mundy's Landing Series , #2
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 153,568
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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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Blue Moon 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm on pg. 133 and it's literaly...painfull to keep trying to get into it..thank God !!!.,,..this is not the first book I have read from this author..bc I would never pick another...there is no story action at all just some phantom killer who keeps referring back to some B.S. poems...the charecters are awful the moms a unorganized mess the son is a lame wimp so crap storyline worse charecters no flow what so ever in this book please save your money and time absolute worst book I have read in some time..probably have to wait to the last 3 pgs for any actual action..C.R.
LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
In the summer of 1916, three murders occurred in Mundy’s Landing. In each case, a murdered young woman was placed and posed in the bedroom of a home not her own. None of the inhabitants knew the victims. Now, 100 years later, it is time of the annual Mundypalooza when gawkers come to look at the houses where the victims were found and try to solve the mystery of who committed the murders which had never been solved. An award is to be paid to anyone solving the murders. One hundred years to the day of the original murder another murdered young woman has just been found in the bedroom of one of the original Murder Houses. She is identified by a missing person’s flyer. Who is the copycat killer? Any why have the killings started up again?
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
Chaos descends on Mundy’s Landing. Annabelle starts to wonder if buying one of the notorious Murder houses was such a good idea. Sure, it was cheap, but with a socially challenged son and all of the lookie loos gathering outside, it’s not such a good deal. One hundred years ago, three young girls, the Sleeping beauties, were murdered. Their bodies dressed in white nightgowns, arms crossed, and left in three different houses. They didn’t live in them. In fact, their identities were never discovered. And their deaths remain unsolved. Now, the town overflows as people from all over crowd the streets during Mundypalooza, the 100th anniversary of the murders, hoping to solve the crime and win the large reward. When Annabelle spies a stranger lurking in her back yard, she’s hesitant to report it as she fears the police will brush it off as just another snoop. Perhaps they’re right. But what if they’re not? Told from several different perspectives, this was a chilling mystery and not easily solved. I had no idea who the killer was, past or present, until the author revealed it. How Wendy told the story was a good choice, giving us insights from the killer of a hundred years ago through his diary entries, thoughts from the present copycat killer, and the desperate sleuthing of Annabelle. Sure keeps you guessing as you flip through the pages. I watch a lot of crime shows and Criminal Minds came to mind while I read this. I used it to visualize scenes and that made it especially creepy. Good stuff for mystery, suspense, and thriller readers. Wendy never fails to get your heart pumping and your body jumping at those strange noises outside.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub is Book II in the Mundy’s Landing Series. I have not read Blood Red, Book I, but I don’t feel it affected the reading of Blue Moon, though now I want to read Blood Red too. A map is included to help in picturing the town and I love maps. I love to read books like Blue Moon because I am curious about the villain…his motive, his reasoning. How does his mind work? How is he capable of such heinous crimes? Blue Moon reads like a Criminal Minds episode and that is a win for me. I revel in suspense thrillers filled with mystery and Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub has two mysteries that will be solved. But…wait…there will be more and the ending definitely makes me want to be there for it. I received a copy of Blue Moon by Wendy Staub in return for an honest review.
BookReviewerJoan More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by Staub and it won't be the last. Be prepared to give a few days for reading as the book is long but very engaging. It would make a good beach or vacation novel. Just don't read it right before you go to bed. The plot is a little complex. There had been three murders one hundred years ago in Mundy's Landing. The victims had remained unidentified and the killer never captured. This novel centers around a couple buying one of the houses where one of the murdered young women was found. What they don't know is that someone is going to replicate the murders. This novel is a good combination of character revelation and suspense. It is written from a number of viewpoints. Annabelle is the wife and mother who now lives with her family in the murder house. Their son, Oliver, suffers from an anxiety disorder. Even though he's twelve, he is terrified of many things. Holmes is the name the would be killer has given himself. We follow him too, obsessed with the murders of 1916. He's got three young women chained in an old ice house, just waiting for the exact day. Another character's viewpoint is that of the elderly woman who is caretaker of the museum containing the murder history. We also read entries from the original murderer's journal. Sully, from the first novel in this series, is vacationing in Mundy's Landing and we experience some from her viewpoint too. Along with multiple viewpoints, the narrative frequently changes from current events to those of the past. That might sound a bit confusing but actually it came off quite well. The different viewpoints are clearly identified and are written in the present tense. The historical parts are written in past tense and were easy to identify. I recommend this novel to those who enjoy getting caught up in a rather complex plot with lots of character development and a good amount of suspense. I really got caught up in Annabelle's life as she came to grips with living in a “murder house” with a very busy husband and a son demanding much emotional attention. I really liked the way the secondary characters were presented too. All in all, an enjoyable read. I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Partners in Crime Book Tours for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
CMash More than 1 year ago
Warning...once started, be prepared to read this book through the night! And maybe read it when you aren't alone!! It's a chilling psychological, white knuckle read! It is the 2nd in the Mundy's Landing series but easily read as a stand alone. It's a mystery wrapped in a mystery from a century past. Ms. Staub tells a story where visuals will have you reeling and feeling that you are a bystander looking on. Characters of Mundy's Landing are quirky, conventional, eccentric, some unstable and hiding many secrets. Many!!! I tried reading faster so that I could turn the page to see what was next. A true thriller! If you enjoy a whodunit, then this book is for you! But you may be surprised, as I was, finding out that there were 2 whodunits and who they were. Right up to the last page! Spine tingling! I do recommend that you read it soon because Ms. Staub gives a sneak peek into the 3rd book of this series. I, for one, can't wait!
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