Wendy Corsi Staub's trilogy of terror that began with "Nightwatcher" and continued in "Sleepwalker" resolves in a suspenseful tale of a psychopathic stalker, "Shadowkiller." (Harper Collins, 367 pages)
In the beginning installment, "Nightwatcher," an opportunistic serial killer operating in New York, escapes police detection in the traumatic days following the September 11th attack.
The reader is introduced to Allison Taylor and "Mack" MacKenna, whose wife, Carrie, is presumed to have died in the tragic attack on the World Trade Towers.
In the second story, "Sleepwalker," Mack and Allison are married with children. But their troubles are not over as the Nightwatcher serial killer appears to resume his murderous ways and Allison becomes his prey.
In the series' finale, Mack's first wife, Carrie, returns from the grave and proves to be every bit as sadistic and twisted as the Nightwatcher as she stalks Allison.
Allison's sad childhood, and the reason for her father's absence, is integral to the plot which comes to a terrifying end on an abandoned farm in Nebraska.
Wendy Corsi Staub's writing has been compared to the great Mary Higgins Clark and Staub's latest, "Shadowkiller" lives up to the great mistress of suspense in this story of one woman's pathological obsession.
Included in this edition is a sneak preview of her next series, "The Good Sister."
For those who like a scary story to curl up with, Wendy Corsi Staub delivers a bedtime story worthy of a good fright.