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Sleepwalker by Wendy Corsi Staub


by Wendy Corsi Staub

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Series: Nightwatcher Trilogy (book 2)

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She keeps you guessing and just when you're sure you've figured it out, she pulls the rug out from under you. Read this one during the day or you'll be guaranteed many sleepless nights. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
The terror continues for Allison in this second book and it's real. Her guard was down for a while and she was living happily with Mack and their three children: Hudson, Madison and J.J. until she heard on the news that the man responsible for killing all those people ten years ago committed suicide in prison. Everything comes flooding back to Allison and she knows in her heart of hearts that something is wrong, something is amiss.

Mack, with his lifelong insomnia has begun taking a new drug to help him sleep but one of the side effects is sleepwalking. He gets up and eats during the night and does things that he can't recall. Is one of those forgottten things murder?

This is the 2nd in the 3 part series. Great book, and enjoyed the whole series. Suspenseful and great plot.

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  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Although I didn't like the particular third-person style of Nightwatcher, the story caught me so that I checked out the rest of the trilogy. If you've ever watched Columbo, you already know how nerve-wracking it can be to know the killer ahead of time and what s/he is doing to fool the police. (If you haven't, do treat yourself.) This book takes place in 2011, and the killer is out to avenge a supposed suicide that was probably murder. The killer blames the arresting cop, the star witness, and the prison guard who was on duty that night. Because the killer has lost a loved one, the killer wishes the same fate on those three. One spouse is in a coma. One dies horribly, and the third is being framed for the equally horrific new murders.

Once again, Allison, the star witness, gets to find a friend's brutally murdered corpse. She has far more to lose in this book because she's now a wife and the mother of two little girls, Hudson and Madison, and a baby boy, J.J. We know those children are marked for murder. Allison figures that out, too, as does their loving father.

Rocky, the arresting cop, must try to help solve this case even while his personal world has fallen apart. The killer is playing the handsome, arrogant younger cop like a violin. We, the listeners, get to wait to see if Rocky can put it all together in time. (If I may boast, I'd like to mention that I'd already suspected one revelation back when I was listening to the first book.) My compliments to the author for making what might have seemed just character facts in the first book into something more important in this one. ( )
  JalenV | Jun 12, 2014 |
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For Morgan, Brody and Mark
And  in loving memory of my dear friend Beverly (Beaver) Barton, gone much too soon, mourned by so many.

Loveliest of lovely things are they
On earth that soonest pass away.
The rose that lives its little hour
Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
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Her husband has suffered from insomnia all his life, but tonight Allison MacKenna is the one who can't sleep.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062070304, Mass Market Paperback)

Ten years after the catastrophe, a great fallen city has risen again. Ten years after, a horror begins anew . . . or never truly ended.

The nightmare of 9/11 is a distant but still painful memory for Allison Taylor MacKenna—now married to Mack and living in a quiet Westchester suburb. She has moved on with her life ten years after barely escaping death at the hands of New York’s Nightwatcher serial killer. The monster is dead, having recently committed suicide in his prison cell, but something is terribly wrong. Mack has started sleepwalking, with no recollection of where his nighttime excursions are taking him. And here, north of the city, more women are being savagely murdered, their bodies bearing the Nightwatcher’s unmistakable signature.

Suddenly Allison must confront a devastating truth: her life is in jeopardy once again . . . and quite possibly from the man she trusts and loves.

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When someone starts savagely murdering women near her home, Allison Taylor Mackenna, a survivor of another serial killer, finds her life in danger once again, and worries that her husband, Mack, may be the guilty party.

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