HarperCollins|September 25, 2012|Mass Market|ISBN: 978-0-06-207030-2
Ten years after the catastrophe, a great fallen city has risen again. Ten years after, a horror begins anew…or new 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 nightmare 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.
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 all sorts of crazy things but has no recollection in the morning when he wakes that he’d done any of it.
Then, Allison’s next door neighbour turns up dead and she finds the body. The signature of the killer is the same and Allison knows for sure then that he’s back and that she’s next. Or is he back. How can he be when he just committed suicide in prison and then it dawns on her…Mack! His sleepwalking is unpredictable. Is Allison safe in her own home?
This was another sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat read and you won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough to get through this suspenseful thriller. This is Wendy Corsi Staub at her best!