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UNSUB (UNSUB, Bk 1)
UNSUB - UNSUB, Bk 1
Author: Meg Gardiner
A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer, about a young detective determined to apprehend the serial murderer who destroyed her family and terrorized a city twenty years earlier. — Caitlin Hendrix has been a Narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerge...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781101985526
ISBN-10: 1101985526
Publication Date: 6/27/2017
Pages: 384
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4.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Dutton
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 32
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This is my first book by Gardiner, and it's a pretty good one. Writing and storytelling both are competently done, characters well drawn if not surprising. Gardiner's ability to create and maintain suspense, at least in this novel, is exceptional--this is an intense and creepy story that sometimes skates on the edge of being too graphic.

A few problems, though: Parts of the book (like the widespread public reaction to a morning radio talk show) just don't ring true. And really? Did no cop connected to the case recognize the quotes that appeared at the crime scenes, or think to Google them? Only after 200+ pages did the light dawn on any of the characters.

For all that, though, this is a good, suspenseful book that puts Gardiner (and the possible sequel to this novel?) on the list of authors I'll try again.


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