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Title:
Kiss her goodbye
Author:
Staub, Wendy Corsi.
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Publication Information:
New York : Pinnacle Books/Kensington Pub. Corp., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
412 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
Includes excerpt from the author's next book (p. [405]-412).
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786016419
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A Great Place To Live
Woodsbridge, New York, is the sort of upscale community where the American Dream is alive and thriving - shiny cars, beautiful homes, and safe, tree-shaded streets. There are pools where kids splash each other gleefully, and soccer games where moms cheer their teenagers from the sidelines. For Kathleen Carmody, moving to Woodsbridge is an attempt to escape memories of her own rough childhood and a shattering secret that still haunts her. It's a place where her 13-year-old daughter Jen will have everything Kathleen didn't.

The Pefect Place To Die
But suddenly, the sleepy, affluent suburb is gripped by fear. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing from Woodbridge's "safe" streets. Someone wants what these charmed people have. Someone who will take what they love most. Someone who is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes . . . girls who look a lot like Jen. Someone who is watching and waiting for the moment Kathleen drops her guard and kisses her daughter goodbye . . .


Author Notes

Bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub grew up in rural New York and knew as a young child that she wanted to become an author. After graduating in 1986 from the State University of New York at Fredonia, Staub moved to New York City and worked as a book editor and advertising agency account coordinator.

She has written for both adults and young adults and published over 70 books in the following genres: thriller, psychological suspense, horror, romance, and biography. Staub has also ghost-written for several celebrities. She has used the pseudonym Wendy Markham and writes the young adult paranormal Lily Dale series.

Staub is the recipient of the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Overburdened by a full cast of characters and an unnecessary amount of detail, this new suspense novel from Corsi Staub (after She Loves Me Not) starts out agonizingly slow, but it manages to keep readers in the dark about the killer's identity until the final pages. The idyllic community of Woodsbridge, N.Y., represents everything Kathleen Carmody didn't have growing up: love, stability and normalcy. But when a young teen disappears and a mysterious figure begins lurking around the field where Kathleen's 13-year-old daughter, Jen, plays soccer, Kathleen fears that her past may have come back to haunt her-and her daughter. Kathleen's big secret remains hidden for much of the book, which is a cause for some confusion. The constant narrative shifts-from Kathleen, to Jen, to their neighbor, to one of Jen's school acquaintances and then to some possibly shady characters the reader knows nothing about-only compound the problem. Still, Corsi Staub throws in several credible red herrings, and though she doesn't deliver nail-gnashing suspense, this competent mystery offers a challenging puzzle and some eerie chills. Agent, Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved