Wendy Corsi Staub has a frightening little tale that will make the reader think about sleeping with the lights on with the dog nearby, "Nightwatcher." (Harper, 360 pages)
In the great city of New York, Allison Taylor has escaped her troubled childhood and achieved a measure of success working for a fashion magazine. But her secure world is shattered on the fateful day of September 11th, 2001.
Overshadowed by the attack on the World Trade Center is a brutal murder
of a woman in her apartment building. Allison is the unlucky person to have
discovered the mutilated body of the poor woman.
Allison's fortunes turn to disaster when she remembers that she had given a spare to her apartment to the victim. In the police search of the victim's apartment, they fail to find the key - a sign that the murderer has taken it with him.
In a city which has ground to a halt in the aftermath of September 11th, Allison Taylor is stranded in her apartment while a serial killer prowls about the city with the key to her home.
Allison Taylor's tale of terror continues in the next installment, "Sleepwalker," which is set for release in October of this year.