The Final Victim by Wendy Corsi Staub
rating: 3 of 5 stars
Even though I had the bad guy figured out by page 100, I kept reading to find out the "why". I didn't get emotionally attached to the central character - she was supposed to be a smart woman but, man!, was she dumb! I really liked the daughter's character. Plot was so-so. To me it was see-through. I thought the character Aunt Jeanne could have been played out better.
Pub. Date: March 2006
Synopsis: Everyone in Savannah, Georgia knows the Remington estate. The rambling old house bears blatant testimony not just to the esteemed family's vast wealth, but to unbearable tragedy and whispered secrets. Soon, the Remingtons will all come home to this secluded plantation nestled deep in the shadow of moss-covered trees. Then they will have to diee... one by one.
For Charlotte Remington Maitland, the past five years have been a haze of pain and loss. Now, with her new husband and teenaged duagher, she's found a second chance at happiness - until the moment her grandfather's will is read. As the sole beneficiary of the vast Remington estate, Charlotte will get everything that's coming to her. A killer will make sure of that - no matter who has to die.
Trapped in a house of lies, searching for answers to deadly questions, Charlotte has never been more afraid. Someone knows her family's deepest secrets. Someone who will take Charlotte to the edge of sanity and the dark heart of her greatest fear in order to make her The Final Victim.
Received: May 2006