To all appearances, Tasha Banks leads an ideal life. A stay at home mom, she, her husband Joel and their three young children live in Townsend Heights, a wealthy suburb of NYC. Unfortunately, things arent always what they seem.

Tasha has a hard time controlling her three children and Joel, a rising advertising executive, works long hours and is away from home quite a bit. She also fears that he may be losing interest in her and having an affair. All of this would be bearable but now, someone is killing young, stay-at-home moms in Townsend Heights, women Tasha knows and has many things in common with. The police are completely baffled by the crimes. As the deaths continue, Tashas fears grow and she cant help but wonder if shell be next.

THE LAST TO KNOW is a deliciously creepy novel that will have you looking over your shoulder as you read. The thrills are intense, the heroine easy to identify with, and the suspense never stops. Only the brave will read this when theyre home alone! (Mar., 464 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg