Dead Silence (Mass Market)

A Foundlings Novel (The Foundlings)

By Wendy Corsi Staub

William Morrow, 9780062742063, 400pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

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New York Times Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub is the master of psychological suspense. Here, she delves into the twisted mind of The Angler, who lures his human prey the way he catches fish. Sometimes, he gets one worth keeping . . . for a little while . . .

No Such Thing as Coincidence . . .

Staring into his frightened blue eyes, investigative genealogist Amelia Crenshaw Haines vows to help this silent little boy who is unable—or unwilling—to communicate his past. Though her own roots remain shrouded in mystery, she relies on tangible DNA evidence to help fellow foundlings uncover theirs . . . until a remarkable twist of fate presents a stranger bearing an eerily familiar childhood souvenir.

NYPD Missing Persons Detective Stockton Barnes has spent his career searching for other people’s lost loved ones and outrunning a youthful misstep. Now a chance encounter with a key player from that fateful night leads him on a desperate quest to locate the one woman he’s ever regretted leaving—unless a savage killer finds her first. 

As Amelia and Barnes uncover intertwining truths—and lies—the real horror emerges not in crimes already committed, but in evil yet to come . . .

About the Author

USA Today and New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy novels and has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and their two children.

Praise For Dead Silence: A Foundlings Novel (The Foundlings)

“Wendy Corsi Staub hits every note perfectly in Little Girl Lost. It’s a riveting thriller, a moving exploration of loss and identity, a vivid snapshot of a fascinating time and place, and – always, every word of the way – an absolute page-turner.”
— Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone

“Wendy Corsi Staub is one of the best suspense writers we have today. Her complicated characters are heartbreakingly real, and the suspense is so unbearable you can’t stop turning the page. Little Girl Lost is classic Staub, at the top of her game.”
— Greg Herren, Anthony-Award Winning author of Garden State Gothic

“...Staub also breaks new ground, showing the deft hands and sprightly mind that have rendered her a distinct and dexterous talent throughout the decades.”

“a fast-paced and tension-filled suspense-thriller read.”
— The Book Diva

“Wendy Corsi Staub is my go-to author for great suspense. Her novels are taut, compelling and impossible to put down.”
— Alison Gaylin, author of What Remains of Me

“WCS knows that evil things sometimes happen in small towns! If I were going to spend a few days lost in smalltown America, Mundy’s Landing is where I’d like it to happen.” Alex Marwood, author of THE KILLER NEXT DOOR
— Alex Marwood, author of The Killer Next Door

“I haven’t been this frightened for the citizens of Buffalo, New York since I was born there! Wendy Corsi Staub weaves a tale of good sisters and fallen angels as terrifyingly chilling as the winter winds off Lake Erie!”
— Chris Grabenstein, multiple award-winning mystery author

“Taut, tense and incredibly suspenseful. This chillingly creepy psychological thriller is the perfect page-turner-Staub’s powerful and timely story-telling is captivating!”
— Hank Phillippi Ryan Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author

Once Staub’s brilliant characterizations and top-notch narrative skills grab hold, they don’t let go.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)