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All the Way Home

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,134 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Lake Charlotte and a quiet little town in upstate New York - the perfect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No one remembers that summer more vividly than Rory Connelly. Her older sister Carleen vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again. Now, t ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Zebra (first published April 23rd 2000)
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I don't understand how the ratings for this book are so high. I kept reading it and getting through it because I figured it HAD to get better with such a good overall rating. I wish I had put it down. It wasn't for me.

The story wasn't believable. The characters were corny. I absolutely hated how much "thinking" there was in this book. 75% of this book was different characters' inner thoughts. A little of that is great. However, this one was mostly inner thoughts. For example, someone would dial
This book had every character that makes me twitch: bitchy hormonal pregnant woman, shadowy husband, whiny toddler, TSTL flirty young woman, obnoxious teenager, mentally incapacitated mother; they are all there, plus a few more. TSTL Rory returns to the home from which her older teenaged sister disappeared one night ten years ago. Three other girls also vanished during that time and were never found. Rory is worried about her youngest sister Molly (obnoxious teen) who still lives with a non-func ...more
All The Way Home
Wendi Corsi Staub

My "in a nutshell" summary...

Four young girls disappear...some from their very own beds...the crime is never solved.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Mysterious and thought provoking from the start...this is one of those books that will make a car trip or a plane trip or sitting out by the pool or on the beach fly by. I could not stop reading because I had to know what happened and what was still happening. The appearance of the mysterious stranger at the
Una Tiers
meh. Although I finished, meh.
Rachael Quinn
I finally did it, you guys. I finished a book! For a while there I was tearing through them fast and furious. Then life happened. But today is a day of getting stuff done!

Actually, this was a pretty enjoyable read. I don't usually go in for the whole thriller/mystery thing. It's not the subject matter so much as the writing style that usually turns me off. One book that EVERYBODY read and EVERYBODY loved turned me off by page 10. I don't want to feel like I am reading something that was written
This was my first Wendy Corsi Staub and I found it wanting. The characters were cliche and annoying as can be. The pregnant woman in the story nearly drove me to over the edge. She was whiny and overly paranoid. So many things in the story were unrealistic and ridiculous. The main character supposedly couldn't stand the sight of blood and nearly passed out from a scant amount. However on two other occasions when she encountered blood, she had no reaction. There were many eye rolling moments for ...more
Rory Connolly returns for the summer to the home & memories that she ran away from years before & 4 unsolved cases of missing teenage girls. Two of them her older sister Carleen and her best friend Emily. It's been 10 years with no new leads and with her return, the small town of Lake Charlotte has once again become the focus of its horrid past. When a novice author shows up on her family's doorstep requesting information for a true crime book he's writing about the missing girls, Rory c ...more
Diane  Morasco
I think of Wendy as a Gothic scribe for the now generation. Yep, no heaving bosoms, no heavy garb & no men treating her heroines like children or a fragile bird... puh-lease!

Wendy takes her heroines to the next level where the protagonist is in charge. Yes, the ladies are confident, intelligent, powerful, engaging, witty, attractive, and authentic! They don't need a man to survive in this world... they have them to add extra flavor to their lives. If they want their bosoms to heave that is t
I 'read' this as an audio book and at first listen, was a bit put off by the reader in that the way she read seemed not quite comfortable with the story or, more so, the characters. She didn't understand the way each spoke, nor was able to effectively pull off character voices, making one sound contrived and then one too much like another.

The story itself was nice and twisted with several believable red herrings. However, I felt throughout the beginning, the sentence structure wasn't quite as h
All the Way Home by Wendy Corsi Staub was originally published is 2007. It has recently been reissued in digital format.

When Rory was child her older sister, Carleen, disappeared. In short order, her best friend also disappeared as well as several other girls in their town. Then Rory's father passed away, leaving her mentally ill mother behind. Rory couldn't handle it and left to become an artist. Her brother Kevin took care of her younger sister, Molly, and their mother for years. Now, Kevin an
Mar 06, 2012 Tamara rated it 5 of 5 stars
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My first Wendy Corsi Stuab book and definitely not my last. The story takes places in a small town in upstate New York, which I loved because I am from NY. The town is like most towns in the area but all is not as peaceful as it should be. The Connolly's who are the main characters in the book have been dealt a heavy blow, when their daughter Carleen goes missing many years ago. Her sister Rory gets hit the hardest when her best friend also goes missing shortly thereafter. Rory , returns home to ...more
Super Read !

I just replaced one of my favorite Author's, Mary Higgins Clark, Wendy C. Staub is my thriller story teller. A story that keeps me on the edge, can't wait to get to the next page. This was so entertaining and really kept me guessing, loved the character's and I would recommend this book. Can't wait to read another.
All the Way Home by Wendy Corsi Staub is one of those books that keeps you reading, trying to fit the pieces together. And like any good mystery, the pieces don't fit together until the very end.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone who likes intrigue with romance and family relationships all mixed together.
This was a really suspenseful book, about 4 teenage girls that got abducted in a small town. 10 years later Rory, a sister of one of the victims, returns home and to find herself in the same situation, where another girl is abducted. It is a story behind the scenes of how a family manages a tragic experience, how a family copes with a loss and how they move forward.
Teresa in Ohio
In a small town four teenage girls go missing one summer, no clues are every found and the mystery shrouds the town. Ten years later Rory returns home to tend to her mother and younger sister, so her brother can go live his life. As she tries to connect with Molly and deal with her mother's mental illness, memories are stirred up and that summer is happening all over again. Staub writes a good tight psychological thriller which keeps the pages turning. I couldn't read fast enough to get to the e ...more
Lisa Kinard
Wendy doesn't disappoint.

I love this author. She is one of my all-time favorites. All The Way Home was well written and worth reading. I enjoyed the storyline and it kept me guessing all the way til the end. The ending was a shocker! Another great read!!
Very good suspense!!!

"Lake Charlotte. A quiet little town in upstate New York. The perfect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No one remembers that summer more vividly than Rory Connelly. Her older sister, Carleen, vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again.

Now, ten years later, Rory is returning to a family that is falling apart...and to a fear she knows all too well
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3.5/5 Stars

My opinion: I have heard Wendy Staub referred to as a "beach read" author and I would agree. This book was a good read, but pretty light in its mystery and in depth writing. I must admit that she did throw in a nice twist at the end that I TOTALLY did not see coming, but it was a pretty predictable ride up to it with a bit too much drama for my liking. I would agree that I would consider this to be more of a light, beach read versus a deep mys
In starting this book, the thing seems so familiar...I have a feeling I got another double book...that is to say, bought a book I had previously bought and read. This is where this site will come in handy...I've literally read hundreds of books I can't begin to remember. Sucks that I prefer to buy than check out from the library, but serves me right for cutting out the middle man I guess.
Will keep reading to reaquaint myself with the story. If I remeber correctly I liked all right the first time
I really enjoyed this book.
Early on, I was wondering if the story would pick up. The introduction of all the characters seemed a bit daunting. If you like a great "who done it," this book will work for you.
Much creepier than the first one I read and a wee bit more gruesome. This author seems to have the same characters too, which I found annoying, but I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt.
Alesha Leveritt
Similar to Mary Higgins Clark...fewer descriptions of designer clothing. It's not beautiful writing, but it is a passable (slightly twisted) mystery.
Deborah Pepsak

Author really knows how to keep you guessing until very end! Good mix of suspense and family drama. Great writer!
Kate Larkin
Absolutely LOVED THIS BOOK. If you're looking for an intriguing mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and pull you in with every page-turn, then READ THIS!
Candace Bau

couldn't put it down. it was sooo good! read it on the treadmill and the exercise bike..just a terrific book
Jean Berry
Listened to the audio book - Couldn't stop listening. Glad it was an audio, I could do other things while listening!!
I enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and kept me interested all the way through...difficult to do now a days:)
Barbara Walsh
This is a thriller - relatively fast paced and a pleasure to read. I need to find more books by this author.
Good book. Definitely made me think about how well we really don't know anyone.
Got to page 84 of 300ish and nothing happened. Nothing
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy-five published novels and has sold more than four million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological sus
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