New York Times best-selling author Wendy Corsi Staub returns to Mundy's Landing - a small town where bygone bloodshed has become big business.
Hair neatly braided, hands serenely clasped, eyes closed, the young woman appeared to be sound asleep. But the peaceful tableau was a madman's handiwork. Beneath the covers her white nightgown was spattered with blood. At daybreak a horrified family would discover her corpse tucked in to their guest room. The cunning killer would strike again...and again...before vanishing into the mists of time.
A century ago the Sleeping Beauty Murders terrified picturesque Mundy's Landing. The victims, like the killer, were never identified. Now, on the hundredth anniversary, the Historical Society's annual "Mundypalooza" offers a hefty reward for solving the notorious case.
Annabelle Bingham, living in one of the three murder houses, can't escape the feeling that her family is being watched - and not just by news crews and amateur sleuths. She's right. Having unearthed the startling truth behind the horrific crimes, a copycat killer is about to reenact them - beneath the mansard roof of Annabelle's dream home....
©2016 Wendy Corsi Staub (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers