The Black Widow
February 24, 2015
Available in: Paperback
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.
New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels, best known for the single title psychological suspense novels she writes under her own name. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.In 2015, Wendy published three new novels: THE BLACK WIDOW, which concluded her cyber predator suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; BLOOD RED, which launchedMundy's Landing, a psychological suspense trilogy for HarperCollins; and NINE LIVES, which launchedLily Dale, a cozy mystery series for Crooked Lane. Her Wendy Markham novel HELLO, IT'S ME made its television premiere on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel starring Kellie Martin and Kavan Smith.A two-time finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award, she's won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, an RWA Rita award, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction.She previously published a dozen adult suspense novels with Kensington Books as well as the acclaimed young adult series LILY DALE with Walker/Bloomsbury. Earlier in her career, she published in a broad range of genres under her own name and various pseudonyms, and has co-authored and ghostwritten for a number of celebrities.Wendy lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and sons. A vocal and active supporter of Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society, she was a 2012 Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, and was a featured speaker at the Katonah-Lewisboro Relay for Life. As an animal rights advocate, she fosters for various rescue organizations in the metropolitan area.