Dead Before Dark by Wendy Corsi Staub

Dead Before Dark

When The Sun Goes Down. . . The Night Watchman is ready to kill--again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Now, at last, his moment has come. . . The Nightmare Begins. . . For renowned psychic Lucinda Sloan, fame is a double-edged sword. Through her television appearances, she helps police capture America's most elusive seria...

Details Dead Before Dark

TitleDead Before Dark
Release DateMay 1st, 2009
GenreFiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Reviews Dead Before Dark

  • Mandy
    Hated the ending. Didn't like all the back and forth with numerous characters... thought this would tie together at the end and killer would be someone through the book but ending left me more confused. Will there be another book? Is there a sequel? Who is the killer? Where is he? Ugh. Not worth my time. I hated it because I love this author and I felt blind-sighted in a bad way after this and it left a bad taste in my mouth.
  • Anne
    A killer from 35 years ago who is out of jail. A woman who finds her first love and knows her feeling has not changed. She sees things, and has had experience with the "nightwatchman" before. A good read with lots of twists and turns.
  • Ddonnaf
    Just finished this one and enjoyed it very much, its exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoy Wendy Staub, a very good writer.
  • Γιάννης Βλαχογιάννης
    I liked it. I really liked it. The plot unfolds slowly at first, then speed up, but you still want it to unfold faster, so that you can learn what happens next. It has something natural, not everything is perfect, the lives of the characters do not absolutely revolve around the main plot but the have their personal problems and issues. My only regret is that the ending is not absolute. Still, I definitely suggest it to read.
  • Amy
    I LOV this author! her writing is easy to read, fun to follow and the characters are made to order. you love the ones you are supposed to love & despise the ones you are meant to hate. the killer always makes me a little nervous. he is so methodical in his plan that it really makes you want to take a closer look a the people who are around you everyday, this guy doesn't jus pick someone at random & kill them- no he gets to know hem first.
  • Melissa
    This book was a rare case of the source material for a tv show being of lesser quality than the actual show. The writing for the HBO show is far more sophisticated and develops the characters in much greater depth than this clumsily, if somewhat imaginative, novel. I finished this one because it was a fast read but I won't be reading further into this series.
  • Stacy
    It was a pretty good read. The inappropropriate romantic relationship of the main character detracted from the story. Also, some of the actions of the murderer were farfetched, but I don't want to give anything away.
  • Marianne Stehr
    No my favorite Wendy Corsi Staub book, very good until right at the end, left you hanging, maybe there will be a sequel.
  • Monica
    A Physic that sees murder after the fact. A retired FBI Agent, whose one unsolved case still haunts him. A Serial Killer who has been dormant for 30 years. A little romance. A mystery from 35 years ago. All combine together in this book. When the sun goes down, the nightmare begins, and the fear never ends!! Happy Reading 😀
  • Linda
    Loved this book! This was even better than the first in the series "Dying Breath". The story and its twists just pulled you in and kept making you read just a little more and a little more until you realized you had read most of the night. Keep them coming Wendy Corsi Staub!!
  • Patrick
    Not a bad book probably could have cut about 150 pages though.
  • Karen Nickelson
    A really quick read and kept you guessing all the time.
  • Jim C
    This novel is a sequel to Dying Breath but could be read as a stand alone novel. The Night Watchman is released from prison and Lucinda has caught his eye. He starts his serial killer ways again. This is your typical murder mystery book where the author sets up different characters and the reader guesses which one is the culprit. I thought the author did a good job with this. I enjoyed the ensuing investigation and how the investigators where put...
  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    3.5 STARS"When The Sun Goes Down...The Night Watchman is ready to kill - again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Now, at last, his moment has come...The Nightmare Begins...For renowned psychic Lucinda Sloan, fame is a double-edged sword. Through her television appearances, she helps police capture America's most elusive ser...
  • Cassidy
    Pretty good. I actually read 4 books by this author. The first two I had enjoyed and so I had high expectations for the 3rd and was disappointed. I'm glad I gave her a try on this one. I thought the main character was interesting and pretty well done as far as a character that is psychic. I could have done without the whole Randy and Lucinda relationship but I suppose it served it's purpose. I liked that the killer wasn't someone who Lucinda knew...
  • Mary
    This was a very difficult book for me to get into. I didn't feel any connection to any of the characters. I thought that Lucinda was very flat and a typical "poor little rich girl with special gifts". She's rebelling but she has no problem spending the money. I never did understand why she and her boyfriend couldn't get together. Very disappointing after having read a few of Ms. Staub's previous books.
  • Kl
    Typical for its genre and a good entertaining read overall. The romantic relationship between two of the characters was unnecessary and a bit bothersome but generally the story was a page turner. The end seemed a bit "rushed" and thrown together but all in all a good book. I would read something by Staub again.
  • Kristina Brown
    A well written story with plenty of twists and red herrings to keep you guessing. It was told from many different viewpoints so you got lots of pieces of the puzzle but still couldn't see the big picture.
  • Kathy
    This is "the night watchman" book. Person kills during a full moom. Murders occur at the Jersey Beach, Chicago, Denver, Philly, and Seattle.A good read but lots of characters to keep track of as the book moves along.
  • Kristin Danko
    This book was a follow-up to "Dying Breath." A psychic follows clues left at murder scenes, in order to find out the identity of a serial killer who has already been released from prison after committing similar crimes. The killer's ultimate target is the psychic.
  • Alyssa
    I actually liked it quite a but. Didn't read the following ones in the series. I'm surprised i liked it so much I'm usually not into vampires, fantasy, or sci fi very much. I hear the show is terrible.
  • Carole
    I like Wendy Corsi Staub's style of writing, but found this book difficult to follow. Too much back story interrupting the ongoing story, which thereby created confusion. Otherwise, it was well-written and intriguing throughout, until the conclusion, which was disappointing.
  • Lise
    This is my least favorite book by Corsi Staub that I've read to date. It really dragged for me for some reason. I've come to look forward to her unexpected twists as her novels come to their final scenes, but this one left me really disappointed.
  • Afsana
    I enjoyed this book and was surprised thoughthat some of the characters took so long to connect the dotsloved the characters and the way it was written.good light read which does not take much thought
  • Dianna
    Really liking her books! This one was a sequel sort of to one I had read previously. Same main characters, though the stories definitely stand alone. But I'm glad I some how accidentally read them in order. Well worth the reading!
  • ʝαиє
    I'm actually looking forward to someone who's close to the victims or the intend victims to be the suspect. But unfortunately who's that guy? I did not read the first book if there's any. And this book doesn't look like it end. The ending is open. So there's a sequel to this book?
  • Tanya
    What a great read! I finished this book while on the road to recovery from pneumonia!
  • Jamie
    Very well written. Love the authors style of writing. Will definitely read more of her books.
  • Shannon
    This continues the story started in Dying Breath, following psychic Lucinda Sloan.
  • Cynthia Scott
    A very engaging plot. Interesting characters. Sometimes I felt overwhelmed with all of the characters, but a good read. A different type of read for me.