Wendy Corsi Staub has penned a very noir nativity tale, "Hell to Pay." (Avon Books/HarperCollins, 357 pages)
The story centers on Lucy Walsh and Jeremy Cavalon, who are married and expecting their first child.
The two bear deep psychological scars as victims of the psychotic politician, Garvey Quinn.
For Jeremy, the pains of childhood include being the victim of a pedophile who molested him for years.
As the Christmas season approaches, Lucy is anxiously awaiting the birth of their child, having suffered two previous miscarriages.
In the season of family homecomings, the young couple are stalked by a crazed killer from their tragic past who is bent on a most terrible revenge.
Wendy Coris Staub knows how to replaces the "Merry" with the very "Macabre" in this Christmas horror story, "Hell to Pay."