Mystery & Thrillers

By Wendy Corsi Staub

Publisher : HarperCollins

ABOUT Wendy Corsi Staub

Wendy Corsi Staub
Wendy Corsi Staub has published nearly eighty novels, including multiple New York Times bestsellers and is best known for her psychological suspense and suburban noir. Her latest release, THE BLACK WIDOW, completes a trilogy that began with THE GOOD SISTER, one of Suspense Magazine’s Bes More...


In New York Times bestselling authorWendy Corsi Staub's electrifying new thriller,a mother races to save her daughter beforeher darkest nightmare comes true.

Sacred Sisters Catholic girls' school has hardly changed since Jen Archer was a student. Jen hoped her older daughter would thrive here. Instead, shy, studious Carley becomes the target of vicious bullies. But the real danger at Sacred Sisters goes much deeper.

The only person Carley can talk to is "Angel," a kindred spirit she met online. Carley tells Angel everything—about her younger sister, about school, about the sudden death of her former best friend. Angel is her lifeline. And Angel is closer than she knows.

When another schoolgirl is found dead, Jen's unease grows. There are too many coincidences, too many links to her past. Every instinct tells her that Carley is the next target. For someone is intent on punishing the guilty, teaching the ultimate lesson in how to fear . . . and how to die.

THE GOOD SISTER began a series of three novels that explored the predatory dangers of social media. This title involved Cyber Bullying at a girls high school, the next release, THE PERFECT STRANGER told the story of a group on online bloggers who, in real life, weren't exactly who they portrayed themselves to be. The last novel, THE BLACK WIDOW, shows what can happen to people looking for love and companionship through online dating. The series also includes a Kindle exclusive novella, COLD HEARTED, as a prequel to THE PERFECT STRANGER.

“Fans of Criminal Minds will especially love this book.”  -- Kirkus

"The way that the antagonist of this thriller  manipulates victims via the Internet is downright chilling. Using multiple points of view, the novel reveals a twisted mind intent on making a group of adults pay for their teenaged 'sins.' The suspense keeps you turning pages." --RT Bookreviews
"THE GOOD SISTER is another example of just how good a writer Wendy Corsi Staub is. A creepy set up and a continuing mystery with little clues dropped along the way make for a definite page turner. Be warned, too, that just when you think you've got things figured out; you don't! There's a serious twist at the end of THE GOOD SISTER that you would never have seen coming no matter how adept you are at guessing who is guilty of what in plotlines. I guarantee that it is a definite head shaking, jaw dropping moment when you finally reach the explanation of what has been happening and the reasons behind it." -- Fresh Fiction
"Taut, tense and incredibly suspenseful. This chillingly creepy psychological thriller is the perfect page-turner-Staub’s powerful and timely story-telling is captivating!”
   — Hank Phillippi Ryan  Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author
“Intense! Wendy Corsi Staub once again delivers a masterful psychological mystery that is both chilling and thrilling. You will not be able to put The Good Sister down until the very last page.”
   — Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
"This dark tale of twisted family secrets reels you in and doesn’t let go. Fans of Gillian Flynn will love this one. Staub ratchets up the tension so high that your heart will be racing as you turn the pages. The Good Sister shows again why Staub is one of the best suspense writers today."
   — Jamie Freveletti, internationally bestselling author of DEAD ASLEEP
“I haven’t been this frightened for the citizens of Buffalo, New York since I was born there! Wendy Corsi Staub weaves a tale of good sisters and fallen angels as terrifyingly chilling as the winter winds off Lake Erie!”
   — Chris Grabenstein, multiple award-winning mystery author
“A chilling, captivating and all-too-timely tale of suburban suspense, THE GOOD SISTER is guaranteed to keep you up at night -- and keep a closer eye on your kids, too! I couldn’t put it down.”
   — Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author

"A killer who calls himself "Angel" torments his teenage targets through the clever use of social media in this disturbing thriller from bestseller Staub...This is Angel's story, and it leads to a surprising and terrifying conclusion as Jen sees the connection with a tragedy from her own teenage years. You will want to monitor your children's Internet "friends" after reading this one--and you just may start looking back over your own shoulder."
-- Publisher's Weekly

"Wendy Corsi Staub’s “The Good Sister” is a startling and terrifying novel. She captures the reader in a world of cyber predators, and holds them hostage. “The Good Sister” shows just how vulnerable the internet has made the world. A truly eye opening experience."" -- Suspense Magazine