Thursday, June 22, 2017
Book Review The UNSBU by Meg Gardiner
Title: The Unsub
Author: Meg Gardiner
Stars: 5 stars out of 5
This is the first book I have read by Meg Gardiner.
The story a dark and gritty story serial killer story that drove one family member to the point of obsession The female lead Caitlin Hendrix is taking on the same Killer her father once tried to find.
The author has the ability to get into your head and keep you thinking about the story long after you have finished the book.
The author created characters who are real and their past struggles define who they are today. Caitlin Hendrix. cutting herself to get though her fathers disgrace, mother over protective way of trying to help to her relationship and how it helps her work though her cases.
The author is able to paint very vivid imagines that bring the story to life even when the scene can be dark and gruesome.
The story is a serial killer story that I believe was inspired by the zodiac killers in San Francisco.
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance Copy
Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet. An UNSUB—what the FBI calls an unknown subject—the Prophet terrorized the Bay Area in the 1990s and nearly destroyed her father, the lead investigator on the case.
The Prophet’s cryptic messages and mind games drove Detective Mack Hendrix to the brink of madness, and Mack’s failure to solve the series of ritualized murders—eleven seemingly unconnected victims left with the ancient sign for Mercury etched into their flesh—was the final nail in the coffin for a once promising career.
Twenty years later, two bodies are found bearing the haunting signature of the Prophet. Caitlin Hendrix has never escaped the shadow of her father’s failure to protect their city. But now the ruthless madman is killing again and has set his sights on her, threatening to undermine the fragile barrier she rigidly maintains for her own protection, between relentless pursuit and dangerous obsession.
About The Author:
Meg Gardiner is a bestselling, Edgar Award winning author. A former lawyer and lecturer at the University of California, she's also a three-time Jeopardy! champion. Born in Oklahoma, she grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and lives in Austin.
China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Phantom Instinct was named an O, the Oprah magazine, "Best Books of Summer."
Meg's upcoming novel, UNSUB, (out June 27, 2017) has been bought for development as a major television series by CBS.
Find her on Facebook: Facebook.com/MegGardinerBooks and Twitter: @MegGardiner1
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