From New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub comes a gripping novel of psychological suspense, as a young foundling’s path to her biological parents leads to a killer with a chilling agenda
On a murky pre-dawn Mother’s Day, sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. In Harlem, a church janitor finds an innocent newborn in a basket. In Brooklyn, an elusive serial killer prowls slumbering families, leaving a trail of blood and a twisted calling card. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives—and deaths—are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day.
Reeling from shocking personal discoveries, two strangers navigate a world where nothing is as it seems. Amelia Crenshaw embarks on a search to discover the truth about the birth mother who abandoned her, never suspecting she’s on a collision course with a killer. Detective Stockton Barnes, a brash young NYPD detective, trails a missing millionaire whose disappearance is rooted in a nightmare that began twenty years ago.
The past returns with a brutal vengeance as a masked predator picks off victims whose fates intertwine with a notorious murder spree solved back in ‘68—or was it?
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Her worst book very hard to follow
This could have been a great book due to the suspense but there are so many unanswered questions and it seems like the book just ended. A killer known as the Brooklyn Butcher slaughtered four families except for the teenage girl. Each of the girls was raped and impregnated by the Butcher. Now these four women and their child are being hunted and killed by a scarred young woman known as Red. Why are they being killed? How is Red connected to Oran Matthews, the Butcher? Why is the missing millionaire known as Black? Why did the mysterious woman known as White say she was going night fishing? Did she kill Black? Too many unanswered questions for the book to be rated higher. I have read most books by Staub and was very disappointed in this one.
I've pretty much read all of Wendi Corsi Staub's books and have always enjoyed them. This book is absolutely horrible with little story line. If I didn't know better I would say that someone else wrote it. Don't waste your money or your time.
Twenty years ago a vicious killer started killed entire families ... all except the teenage daughters of each family. They were brutalized but left alive. A janitor finds an abandoned baby in the church where he works. To him, this is a message from God. The only thing that this man and wife had been denied was a child. He smuggles the baby out and takes her home. Today.. someone is killing off the daughters that were spared so many years ago. The infant foundling is searching for her birth parents .. and heading into a collision course with a killer. Detective Stockton Barnes is searching for a missing millionaire who also has ties to the past crimes. All these events leave Detective Barnes in the dark ... until they start merging. This is a killer like he has never seen before and he prays he never will again. Lots of suspense ... many characters to keep track of ... and an absolute surprising ending. This is a cleverly written psychological thriller with an edginess that keeps the reader riveted. Many thanks to the author / William Morrow Books / Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.