The Black Widow by Wendy Corsi Staub

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The Black Widow

In a chilling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, one woman looking for love online is entangled in a killer’s terrifying scheme . . .

In the moonlight, shovelfuls of earth fall on a wooden crate at the bottom of a deep pit. Soon the hole will be filled and covered over with leaves, erasing all trace of the victim below, waking to the horror of being buried alive . . .

Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn’t really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune. She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband, Ben, and the happy marriage they once had. And she’s wise enough to know that online, the truth doesn’t always match the profile. Almost everyone lies a little—or a lot.

But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections. And a predator is searching again for the perfect match. One who will fulfill every twisted desire . . . or die trying.


“Staub is at the top of her writing game with The Black Widow. Even suspense readers will find themselves fully engaged by the wonderfully twisted plot as Staub successfully flirts with some of the established tropes of the suspense genre only to later surprise readers by turning these same classic plot devices on their head. The Black Widow is superior, spine-tingling suspense that fans of Mary Higgins Clark’s early novels will eat up with a spoon.”
John Charles for Reader to Reader

“A fantastic thriller that will have you trapped in its pages; Staub has made sure that it is virtually impossible to set this one aside and come back to it.”
Suspense Magazine

“At any given time, there were four storylines happening all at once, and yet the author manages to weave them all seamlessly together. The characters are intriguing, and the overall theme of loss and bouncing back from the past will resonate with readers. Despite the multiple storylines and characters, this novel flows amazingly well, making it easy to follow. (Four Stars)”
RT Bookreviews Magazine

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WCS new author photoWendy 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 series that began with THE GOOD SISTER, one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Reads of 2013; COLD HEARTED, a prequel novella to the next release, the USA Today bestseller, THE PERFECT STRANGER.

Wendy is a two-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and five time winner of the WLA Washington Irving Prize for Fiction, she has also been honored with the RWA Rita, the RWA-NYC Golden Apple for Lifetime Achievement and the RT Bookreviews Career Achievement Award in Suspense. Alter-ego Wendy Markham writes bestselling romance and chick lit. Now writing another suspense trilogy for Harper, she lives in New York.


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