Live to Tell - Wendy Corsi Staub (Suspense)
Released February 23, 2010
Want to be kept on the edge of your seat? Wendy Corsi Staub's latest, Live to Tell, hooks you in and keeps you reading for hours. Best of all, there's a sub-plot that is going to be carried over into her next release.
After her husband leaves her for another woman, Lauren Walsh does all she can to keep her family together. When the children's father fails to pick them up as promised for his weekend visitation, Lauren's annoyed and hurt that he doesn't see what he's doing to them. When he doesn't return phone calls or show up for work, her annoyance quickly turns to worry.
Meanwhile, Lauren feels that someone is watching her. In fact, she's certain she's seen someone in the shadows of her backyard. She's isolated herself from most of her former friends, so she has to figure out what happened to her ex and figure out if her mind is playing tricks or if her family is in danger.
The story within Live to Tell unravels through the perspective of a number of characters. I especially liked when the story turns to Sadie, the youngest child's, POV because she seemed to have an innate sense when it came to things being awry.
While gripping, I was a little disheartened when I figured out part of the mystery less than halfway through the book. While I couldn't finger the key players, I had why people were vanishing pegged right down to the last detail. Nonetheless, that didn't deter me from reading to the very end or being drawn up in the impressive suspense novel.