Scared to Death is aptly titled — the momentum and chills keep going throughout the entire book. While it may take some readers a little while to get all of the characters straight, each one is richly written, with his or her own personalities and quirks. Some of the characters have been seen before in a previous Staub novel, but there is no need to have read it to follow this story.

Elsa Cavalon and Marin Quinn might not seem like they have much in common, but one very important thread holds them together: They both lost the same little boy. Now they’re both trying to move on with their lives. Elsa is in the process of adopting another child while Marin is having a harder time after finding out that her husband isn’t who she thought he was. However, a new chain of events will bring these two women to the brink of something horrible and it is all they can do to keep those they love out of harm. (AVON, Jan., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robyn Glazer