UNSUB (UNSUB, #1) by Meg Gardiner

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Read UNSUB (UNSUB, #1) Online Free - 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 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.

Determined to decipher his twisted messages and stop the carnage, Caitlin ignores her father’s warnings as she draws closer to the killer with each new gruesome murder. Is it a copycat, or can this really be the same Prophet who haunted her childhood? Will Caitlin avoid repeating her father’s mistakes and redeem her family name, or will chasing the Prophet drag her and everyone she loves into the depths of the abyss?

Title : UNSUB (UNSUB, #1)
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ISBN : 1101985526
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Larry rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

Don't mind me...just waiting for my pulse to get back to normal. When one of your absolute favorite crime writers continually waxes poetic about how incredible a book is, you probably should listen. So I have Don Winslow to thank for recommending the amazing UNSUB by Meg Gardiner. This is a book...

Mary rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2017

For those of you who loved Shadow Man. Here is another one that is just as intense! This book is just so Awesome! It ROCKED on and on! I finished this book three hours ago and my heart is still pounding. I had to put this book down many times because it was so horrifying. It is a very dark intens...

Kaceey rated it ★★★★☆

October 25, 2017

20 years ago, Caitlin’s father was lead detective on a serial killer case in California. The murderer, known as the Unsub, or as others referred to him as Prophet, got away. Leaving Caitlin’s father, and in fact her whole family, in utter shambles. Now just to add salt to the wounds, the killings...

Julie rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

UNSUB by Meg Gardiner is a 2017 Dutton publication. Solid, intricately plotted, and smart serial killer crime thriller- Confession: This is, to my knowledge, the first book I’ve read by this author. I see she has a healthy back list, and I wasn’t unfamiliar with her, but for some reason, which was...

Kemper rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 09, 2017

I received a free advance copy of this from NetGalley for review. You know a book is in trouble when it’s about a crazy maniac slaughtering people left and right, but you find yourself yawning a lot while reading it. Back in the 1990s a brutal serial killer known as the Prophet terrorized the San F...

Jill rated it ★★★★★

June 20, 2017

4.5 Stars UNSUB by Meg Gardiner is a deep, twisted, and evil psychological thriller that was inspired by the never-caught Zodiac Killer who destroyed a young detective’s family, and terrorized California’s Bay Area in the late 1960s. He calls himself “The Prophet" and he is back in the area to con...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2017

Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ “Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here.” Caitlin Hendrix’s childhood was almost ruined by a serial killer. Her father was the lead detective on the case that featured . . . . “Eleven murders, all unsolved. An UNSUB: the unknown subject...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

August 05, 2017

I really enjoyed this book!! The introduction of characters in the beginning was well done. Caitlin and her parents, and especially her relationship with her Dad, were very realistic. Even her relationship with boyfriend/ATF agent Sean was wonderful. Caitlin was with the Sheriff’s Department and a...

Krystin rated it ★★★★★

September 08, 2017

I love Meg Gardiner. She is a favourite author of mine. Anything she writes I want to read. Anything she has to say about writing, I want to hear. She is a smart, detail-oriented author with a talent for writing action-packed mysteries with perfectly placed twists. UNSUB is, by far, my new favour...

Mackey rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

UNSUB is a thrilling ride, a can not put down tale of suspense and horror! Admittedly this shocks me. I was given this book by my local bookstore to review and subsequently lead a discussion for the mystery book club. I've read Gardiner before and was somewhat bored with her series. This book, ho...

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