Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Don't Scream by Wendy Corsi Staub

10 years ago, Rachel Lorent died on her birthday with her four closet friends nearby. She had jumped off a cliff and the four girls decided to make a vow to keep it all a secret. Now strange things seem to be happening that start with a birthday card from Rachel. It seems to the now women that someone else knows what happened that night but no one knows who that could be. They all hope and pray that it ends soon without too much more trouble. But they have no idea that before it is over that they all might be dead.

Ms. Staub does it again! I love this author and how creepy she can make the books. The book is so good that I had the most difficult time putting it down. She captures you with her lovely style of writing. I really felt like I was there with the characters. I even started to get a little jumpy myself.

The women came across as very real. Some focused on family while others focused on their careers. I have to say my favorite was Brynn Costello. She had two boys and her hubby was one of her former professors. She was focused on her family and really wanted a third child. She was the one who was the most freaked out by things. All four women really wanted to make sure that they had kept their secret safe since everyone else thought Rachel was dead. They start to question that fact and wonder if she might have made it. That was creepy in itself.

I give it a 5/5 because I just love how this author weaves a story. It kept me spell bound and captivated the entire run. I never lost interest and as I said before found it difficult to put it down. I liked how it was connected to Most Likely To Die but you could read it without the other book. It was well written and I can’t wait to read more by her.

Off to go read a review title and then after that Double Bind by Chris Bojhalian.