Books by Marilyn Wallace

CURRENT DANGER by Marilyn Wallace
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Except for an underwhelming unmasking, Wallace (Lost Angel, 1996, etc.) does her usual expert job of raising your blood pressure and keeping you from taking those deep, cleansing breaths."
Fifteen years after a suspicious fire gutted a Mercer Street project that budding contractor Claudia Miller lost her shirt on, Claudia, now a respected builder, is ready to take on her biggest job: a rehab that stands to generate a million-dollar profit for her to split with owner Murray Kurtz, whose brother Jack installed the windows the firefighters smashed at Mercer Street. Read full book review >
LOST ANGEL by Marilyn Wallace
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Once again, Wallace's breathless fantasy strikes deep into the core of paranoia that Mary Higgins Clark's recent novels have missed."
Valerie Vincent thinks the worst of her life is behind her when she divorces alcoholic Johnny Starr, boots out his crazy anti-Satanist parents, knuckles down to finish her college paper on the Salem witch trials, lies about having a daughter, and leaves her toddler Joanna with her old friend Esther Klein in order to take a job as companion to blind, crippled Antonia Carrera. Read full book review >
THE SEDUCTION by Marilyn Wallace
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Far less inspired than So Shall You Reap (1992), Wallace's last outing in Taconic Hills, though it presents an ingenious motive for mischief that may well be unique in the annals of crime fiction."
As the curtain rises, Lee Montara and her sister Rosie Cooper are trading stories about their childhood as they wait, armed with a pistol, in Rosie's Taconic Hills farmhouse for the man who's been terrorizing them. Read full book review >
SO SHALL YOU REAP by Marilyn Wallace
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Readers who've been comparing Wallace (A Single Stone, etc.) to Mary Higgins Clark will have to find a more resonant model for this likely Edgar contender."
The cozy, inbred New York hamlet of Taconic Hills, celebrating its bicentennial by staging a pageant of its early history, is beset by a series of disturbingly literal echoes of that history: its spiritual leader dead of exposure after getting lost in a snowstorm; the unexplained spoiling of a vat of milk; a dog dead of a mysterious three-point wound; a cannon's fatal explosion. Read full book review >
A SINGLE STONE by Marilyn Wallace
Released: Nov. 19, 1991

"Dead-on insight into Linda's terrified isolation, breathlessly mounting suspense, and an overwrought conclusion that will have Mary Higgins Clark fans shaking with relief."
Oakland police duet Carlos Cruz and Jay Goldstein (A Case of Loyalties, 1985) play supporting roles this time to landscape-designer Linda Orett—who was narrowly acquitted three years ago of killing her daughter Amy, and who's now hunted (she and architect husband Matt have left town and resurfaced with new identities) as the leading suspect in a second child-murder and a kidnaping that looks like a third. Read full book review >