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Dying Breath
Dying Breath
Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
It's summer on the Jersey Shore. Children play on the beach. Husbands are off working in the city. And the surf echoes in the night. Here, in this perfect place, a serial killer has no worries in the world - except choosing the next victim...Cam Hastings has come to Long Beach Island with her teenage daughter and the hope that maybe she can ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781420101317
ISBN-10: 1420101315
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 96 ratings
Publisher: Zebra
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
As usual, Ms. Staub does not disappoint - didn't find out until the very end who was the kidnapper/murderer. Very suspenseful!!!
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Her mother vanished when Camden Hastings was a child; soon afterward her sister committed suicide. Haunted by the losses, as a teen, Cam began seeing horrific visions of frightened children in danger.

Cam loves her husband Mike, but her demons have led to her having alcohol problem and other issues; they are separated. She hopes to save her relationship with Mike but plans to start over for the sake of their teenage daughter, Tess. However, on Long Beach Island off the Jersey shore, Cam sees the poster of a child who has haunted her recent dreams. She tries to be the Good Samaritan assisting the police only to have Tess abducted; she and Mike desperately try to find their child before it is too late.

This complex paranormal suspense thriller seems initially overwhelming as the myriad of subplots keep changing as does the prime player. Once the table is set by talented Wendy Corsi Staub (about a fourth of the way in) readers will appreciate the increasingly tense tale as the audience can feel the horror eating at Cam's gut. She is a fabulous protagonist as she learns no good deed goes unpunished yet cannot ignore her visions partially because she was helpless when her sister died and her mother disappeared; fans will root for her as she and Mike struggle to save Tess.
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Cam Hastening is struggling with her own personal demons and a break-up with her husband Oh! and lets not forget the killer on the loose, because the seaside retreat, where Cam and her daughter Tess are getting a little R&R, has just become a killer's favorite playground. This book is a great thriller and as always this author didn't disappoint. This is a must read for anyone looking for a stay-up-all-night and read book.

I am also really looking forward to the next book in this series(due out May 2009). The next book goes back to the death of Cam Hastening's sister. Was it suicide or not? Who know? I can't wait to find out.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent suspense thriller. Staub keeps you guessing till the end as to the identity of "who did it". Well worth your time reading.
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Wendy Corsi Staub always delivers a thrilling ride. There is a killer hunting little girls. Cam sees visions of some of these girls and knows their horrible fate. While facing life changing problems in her life, Cam must keep her family safe and help catch a killer. Truthfully, one of the most exciting books that I have read in a long time. A+ I can hardly wait for her next book!!!!
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Not one of her best books, but still pretty good.
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I have enjoyed this new author. Staub is truly one of my favorite.
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Cam Hastings has visions of kidnapped children but doesn't get enough information to help with any investigations...until after the fact. When she has a vision of her own daughter, she is terrified and will do anything to prevent it happening. No matter what she does, over summer vacation, Tess is taken and the hunt is on.

Cam's character is sometimes aggravating and sometimes heartbreaking. The estrangement from her husband is her own fault for not opening up to him about her psychic abilities yet she blames him. Cam turned to drink to get away from the worthless visions and he just couldnt' take the evasions and drunkenness any longer.

Really good book...thrilling and very suspenseful.

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