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Book two of Wendy Corsi Staub’s new suspense trilogy opens ten years after the first, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on New York City. Heroine Allison is now married to her former across-the-hall neighbor, Mack, who also happens to be the only other witness to the Nightwatcher serial killer murders a decade ago. Living in their suburban dream house with three children, Allison and Mack are still haunted by the murders, and relieved to learn that the Nightwatcher has just committed suicide in prison. But soon a copycat killer is on the loose in their safe little town–even as Mack’s lifelong insomnia evolves into bouts with sleepwalking and amnesia. Suspicions mount with the body count, and Allison begins to doubt her husband.


“Staub is boss when it comes to relaying fictionalized accounts of revulsion. “Nightwatcher” is one such book. A disturbing yet suspenseful tale that will take you into the mind of a serial killer amidst the calamity and horror of real terror on American soil.”
— Suspense Magazine

“If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll love Wendy Corsi Staub!” — Lisa Jackson, #1 NY Times Bestseller

“Solid gold suspense–this one is a wild ride!” — Lee Child, #1 NY Times Bestseller

“This first book in a new trilogy starts off with a bang. The action builds right through to the explosive ending. Allison is a relatable character, and Staub really nails the atmosphere of New York immediately following 9/11. Four Stars!” –RT Bookreviews


Wendy Corsi Staub has published nearly eighty novels, including multiple New York Times bestsellers. Her latest, HELL TO PAY, concluded a trilogy that included LIVE TO TELL, which received a starred Publishers Weekly review and was an Edgars finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and SCARED TO DEATH, which received a WLA Washington Irving Prize.

A brand new Harper trilogy launched in September with NIGHTWATCHER, followed by SLEEPWALKER (October) and SHADOWKILLER (February). She’s currently writing another suspense trilogy for Harper.

Honors include a RWA Rita, four WLA Washington Irvings, the RWA-NYC Golden Apple for Lifetime Achievement and the RT Bookreviews Career Achievement Award in Suspense.

To learn more about Wendy, please visit her website.