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Wendy Corsi Staub: "Little Girl Lost"
A three-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Wendy’s won an RWA Rita Award, an RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense, an RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement, and five WLA Washington Irving Prizes for Fiction. An author of over 90 books, Wendy returns with a fresh spin on the domestic thriller for new and devoted] fans alike.
Tightly plotted and rich with thrill, LITTLE GIRL LOST highlights what fans love most about Wendy’s books—nuanced characters, unprecedented plot twists and, as Lee Child says, “solid gold suspense.” Each word is told with the beat of a fast-paced thriller, and each page challenges us to reflect on the importance of identity in the wake of a threatening reality unfolding across decades.
On a murky pre-dawn Mother’s Day in 1968, sinister secrets play out miles apart in New York City. In Brooklyn, an elusive serial killer sets eyes on a slumbering family, leaving a trail of blood and a lone teenager as the only survivor. In Harlem, a church janitor finds an innocent newborn in a basket. Cloaked in lies, these seemingly unrelated lives—and deaths—are destined to intersect on a distant, blood-soaked day.
In the fall of 1987, two strangers attempt to navigate a world after unearthing shocking personal discoveries. Amelia Crenshaw embarks on a search from Harlem to Ithaca to discover the truth about the birth mother who abandoned her.
Detective Stockton Barnes, a brash young NYPD detective, trails a missing millionaire whose disappearance is rooted in a nightmare that began twenty years ago. But not everyone who’s lost wants to be found...and some people will kill to keep the past buried.
The past returns with brutal vengeance in LITTLE GIRL LOST, a gripping novel of psychological suspense, as a young foundling’s path to her biological parents leads to a killer with a chilling agenda.
Joining her in conversation and also previewing her next mystery is local Woodstock favorite Alison Gaylin.
USA Today and International Best-selling author Gaylin has been nominated for the Edgar three times. (Most recently, WHAT REMAINS OF ME was nominated in the best novel category.)
Her critically acclaimed suspense novels have been published in such countries as the U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan and Romania.
She has won the Shamus and RT Reviewers Choice Awards for her books, and has been nominated for the ITW Thriller, Anthony and Strand Book Awards. Her books have been on the bestseller lists in the US, Germany and Belgium. IF I DIE TONIGHT (March, 2018 from William Morrow) is her tenth book.