Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Book Review: Blue Moon by Wendy Corsi Staub

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Harper Collins, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


This is the second book in Wendi's suspense trilogy set in Mundy's Landing, the first being Blood Red, a small Hudson Valley town with a dark secret.



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Synopsis:



One hundred years ago in this fictional bucolic village, three local families awakened to a horrific sight. In each home, a school girl's corpse had been lovingly tucked into an unoccupied bed. Each girl wore a white nightgown, with hair neatly braided, hands folded on the coverlet—and throat slit. Eerily, no one recognized any of the so-called Sleeping Beauties. Despite a nationwide newspaper frenzy, they were never identified, and their killer was never found.

Now, on the centennial anniversary of the mysterious case, the local historical society has offered a hefty reward to anyone who can solve the 1916 Sleeping Beauty Murders. Mundy's Landing is swarmed by armchair sleuths, historians, true crime buffs, the press, and a few ghoulish crackpots. Lurking amid the carnival-like "Mundypalooza" is a predator who goes by the pseudonym Holmes, a nod to both the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and 19th Century serial killer H.H. Holmes.
Annabelle Bingham and her family have just moved into one of the three notorious "Murder Houses," unaware that the shadowy Holmes has not only secretly solved the historic crimes, but is about to recreate them, one by one—on location.

Review:

This was such a great page turner that I tried to finish it in one sitting! I couldn't, but I tried valiantly! There is a mystery within a mystery and just when you think you know who the suspect was in the original Sleeping Beauty murders, Wendi throws you a red herring and you question whether you know everything you should. Then once you realize who is the modern predator, you question whether that can be right, and start looking for different clues! Wendi is a master at sleight of hand, and once again she gives us a winner of a tale, that leaves you waiting for the next installment of the Mundy's Landing lore!

Don't miss this book, it will be the talk of the Summer!


About the Author:


New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham also frequently appear on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.

She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series Lily Dale with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities.

Wendy grew up in a small town near Buffalo and graduated from SUNY Fredonia. She moved to Manhattan and became an editor before selling her first novel in 1992.

She now lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations.

1 comment:

  1. Love books by Wendi Corsi Staub!!! My friend Becky Myth introduced me to her books. Of course I love them. I just bought this book and can't wait to read it and many more of Wendi's books.

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