Synopses & Reviews
“If you like Mary Higgins Clark, youll love Wendy Corsi Staub.”
“Wendy Corsi Staub is a master storyteller!”
“Once Staubs brilliant characterizations and top-notch narrative skills grab hold, they dont let go.”
Superstar thriller writer Lee Child calls the novels of Wendy Corsi Staub, “Solid gold suspense,” and readers who dig into Hell to Pay will discover theyve hit the mother lode. The third book in Staubs exceptional suspense trilogy—which she began with the Mary Higgins Clark Award-nominated Live to Tell, and continued with Scared to Death, winner of the Westchester Library Associations Washington Irving Book Award—Hell to Pay revisits two married survivors of an unspeakable childhood nightmare fifteen years later, whose lives are shattered once again by dark secrets and a terrible vengeance unleashed by an unexpected Act of God. Devoted Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner fans who have yet to experience the thrilling suspense fiction of Wendy Corsi Staub…now is the time!
"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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“Staub explores the conflict every parent feels between reasonable care for the safety of their children and paranoia in this compelling, well-crafted suspense novel.” Publishers Weekly
“Scared to Death is aptly titled--the momentum and chills keep going throughout the entire book.” RT Book Reviews
“Scared to Death, like Live to Tell, demonstrates Wendy Corsi Staubs talent for depicting the menace behind everyday events.” Examiner
“Each twist and turn is methodical, meant to build anxiety as she cleverly yanks the rug out from underneath.” Shhanon Raab for Suspense Magazine
“Clever, well-written and riveting. Wendy Corsi Staub is a master storyteller!” New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak
“Solid gold suspense ... this one is a wild ride.” Lee Child
Once Staubs brilliant characterizations and top-notch narrative skills grab hold, they dont let go. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“...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.” Night Owl Reviews
“A fast-paced, thrilling ride of suspense and terror that will keep readers guessing till the end.” Fresh Fiction
“The narrative...stands on its own, with Staubs trademark twists, turns, surprises and thrills carrying the day.” Bookreporter.com
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 doesnt 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, its 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 . . .
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.