Nightwatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub
Date Read: November 2012
“If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll love Wendy Corsi Staub.” —Lisa Jackson, bestselling author of Devious
One of the most exciting of the new breed of thriller and suspense writers, Wendy Corsi Staub asks, “Are you ever truly safe...even in your own home?” With Nightwatcher, the acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Hell to Pay delivers a ripped-from-the-headlines masterwork of suspense, the first book in an electrifying new series. Intense, powerful, and refreshingly original, Nightwatcher returns to the site of America’s worst national nightmare—New York City on September 11, 2001—as a serial killer, plying his bloody trade in the chaos following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, operates unnoticed by everyone…except for one frightened woman who has seen his face. Author Lee Child has called her work, “solid gold suspense,” and any reader who’s ever stayed up late, devouring the novels of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner with every light on in the house, should prepare to lose even more sleep over Wendy Corsi Staub’s Nightwatcher.
Series: Nightwatcher #1
Also by this author that I have reviewed: The Last To Know br> br>
Read for Fun!
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00
First thought when finished: Nightwatcher is the first Wendy Corsi Staub book that I have read and it was a great mix of characters/story.
What I thought of the story: Nightwatcher used one of the thriller tricks that isn’t my favorite (I won’t say because it will give something away) so that is why I rated the story lower. The writing was powerful and compelling. Most of the book I was trying to figure out the ins/outs and it was fun!
What I thought of the characters: Nightwatcher excelled in characters. They were so well written and done that I really started counting down to the next installment already.
Final thought: Wendy Corsi Staub is an excellent writer that brings a bit brilliant character writing to the thriller genre.
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