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


Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2018

Most of the time, when a popular book has been hyped to kingdom come, it ends up being at least slightly disappointing to the readers who weren't able to go into the story prior to it being splashed everywhere. Whether it's because the story just wasn't great or it became so built up in your mind...

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...

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...

Susanne rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2018

5 Heart Stopping Thrillistic Stars! OMG – My heart is Still in my throat, My nerves are Still jangled and my stomach is Still in knots. UNSUB is a suspense novel for the record books my friends - this is a novel that keeps you on your toes from the very first. My heart started pounding almost imme...

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...

Debra rated it ★★★★★

December 20, 2017

4.5 stars Caitlin Hendrix has been a narcotics detective for six months when the Prophet, a serial killer who terrorized the Bay area in the 1990's and whom her father failed to apprehend, begins to kill again. Her father, Mark, hunted the Prophet, who completed ritualistic killers, gave cryptic m...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2018

"An attempt to categorize unremitting hell. But hell couldn't be contained. It was the ultimate cold case." And a cold case that sat in sealed boxes festering like tainted putrid waters for twenty years. Folder upon folder in testament to the demented works of The Prophet.....a relentless serial k...

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...

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