Peyton Somerset is a successful single career woman working in Manhattan. Approaching her late 30s, she feels her biological clock ticking and opts to become pregnant through artificial insemination.

Upon the advice of her doctor, Peyton joins a single mothers' support group, where she meets Allison. The two become friends and agree to be each other's labor coaches. Then Allison suddenly disappears, with no word to family or friends. Peyton, meanwhile, embarks on a friendship/romance with Tom, a handsome neighbor. But someone seems to be stalking Peyton's every move, and she might be the next to disappear.

Brimming with intensity, Staub's latest is mysteriously haunting, hinting at one person's chilling obsession with punishing single mothers. As the clues fall into place, exposing a devious pattern of murder and abduction, readers will be enthralled by this white-knuckle ride and its masterful, gripping conclusion. (Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick