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The Dark Corners of the Night

(UNSUB #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  67 reviews
I am the legion of the night …

He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear—the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.

Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Blackstone Publishing
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up to 5, because the queen is back! Full review to come.

*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
Susanne  Strong
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Heart Stopping Stars!

There’s a Serial Killer on the loose in the City of Los Angeles and this time, he’s targeting Families and that means, no one is safe.

When FBI Behavioral Analyst Caitlin Hendrix and the rest of the team arrive from the Bureau to join forces with the LAPD to find the man aptly named the “Midnight Man” no stone is left unturned. Unfortunately, more bodies are pile up night after night, and finding the man responsible, seems like an impossibility, until the team deciphers
Seriously sayin'.........

The Dark Corners of the Night elbows its way into those tiny crevices in your mind that are sacred. Those little niches that you scurry into when life stomps boldly on the fringes of your delicate soul. So much like hidin' under the covers during a violent thunderstorm or zoomin' under the whole damn bed when it just gets deafening and loud enough to break the sound barrier. Only there's no place to hide in this one. No place at all.

Meg Gardiner pulls up a chair for
Meg Gardiner is one of my favorite authors, and her upcoming thriller, The Dark Corners of the Night , continues to haunt readers. It's the third book in her very popular UNSUB series, and while this chapter in this series seems a bit more police procedural than suspense, the horrors are still prevalent throughout.

FBI behavioral analyst, Caitlin Hendrix has returned to the west coast after her boyfriend's ex was healing from a bombing scare. As Caitlin is still reeling from that attack, she is
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

The Midnight Man lurks in the darkness. He can silently enter homes - homes in quiet safe communities. He Kills the parents but leaves the children alive. He's smart, He's sinister, and he always seems to be just one step ahead of the investigators who are hot on his trail.

And.....she's back! FBI behavioral analyst, Caitlin Hendrix!!!! She's been called to Los Angeles to help investigate the killings and a sinister and elusive killer who is escalating. Who is this killer? Why does he
Jun 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: feb-2020-reads
Finally available for download on Edelweiss!!!! My whole day has been made!!!

This is one of my most anticipated reads of 2020!!!!
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, edelweiss-2020
4.5 scared me senseless stars

I read a lot of thrillers, mysteries, and Nordic noir, but this book and the Midnight Man really scared me! It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what got me, but a few times, I had to set it down and remind myself that this is just a book!

Set in California, a task force has been put together to catch a terrifying killer who kills the parents but leaves the small children to tell his story. He lurks in good neighborhoods and is elusive, seeming to disappear into the
Karima chermiti
Jun 02, 2019 marked it as to-read

#1 : UNSUB (UNSUB, #1) : 5 Stars
#2 : Into the Black Nowhere (UNSUB #2) : 5 Stars

February 18th 2020 Is too far away. I mean can't we skip the rest of the year already.

Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this at Bookcon and couldn’t put it down. Definitely recommend it, can’t wait to read the next one!
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was great! This book threw me right in the action from the very beginning and the pace never let up. It was one of those stories that are almost impossible to set aside. As horrible as the case they were dealing with was, I couldn't help but think about the fact that something like this could actually happen and the authorities would probably have a difficult time getting to the culprit. This was a really entertaining read from
Laura Rash
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dark, twisted and unsettling! Everything you want in an Unsub book! And extra points for a creepy af cover! Thanks to the publisher for this early copy for review!
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, edelweiss
Although I haven’t read the first two UNSUB books, I was immediately hooked by this story and the main characters. Luckily the books can be read as a standalone, for there are references to the earlier books (without spoiling this one by rehashing the entire story so far). The tension starts to build on the first page and ends on the last, without letting up and especially, without letting the reader down.
You cannot but feel very sorry for all those children he leaves orphaned and probably
Pamela Small
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This novel deals with the horrific theme of juvenile psychopathology. It is a disturbing yet real phenomenon afflicting “normal” families. Due to the weighted content, it is a dark read. However, it is enlightening. And it is important to get a glimpse of the conflicts imposed on law enforcement personnel when confronted with youthful offenders. The nature verses nurture issue is addressed and explained very well. I appreciated
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss, 2020
Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley for honest review.

4.5 stars, rounded. The Unsub series is just so dark and intriguing, and while The Dark Corners of the Night is a little different than its predecessors, it keeps the series moving and is a definite thrill ride in its own right. Whereas in the previous books the danger felt a lot closer to Caitlin, this one features a terrifying serial killer targeting families, killing the parents and leaving the children as
Clinton Greaves
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a huge fan of Meg Gardiner’s work from the first book in her UNSUB series. Her writing is always crisp, and in Caitlin Hendrix she has created a hero who is engaging and flawed. In other words, a fully fleshed character. For the uninitiated Caitlin is a former cop’s daughter and now in law enforcement herself, an FBI agent in the behavioral analysis division. She hunts serial killers. In this latest, THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT, a murderer dubbed The Midnight Man, is killing parents ...more
Taylor (taylorcatherinemaREADS)
I’m so happy I got an ARC for the next book in this amazing series! The first two books I actually listened to on audiobook, so I thought my experience would be different this time since I was physically reading it. I read it in TWO DAYS though so it definitely didn’t change my experience with this series and how much I enjoyed it.

I was talking to @crofteereader about this book yesterday since she got me into this series (thank god for book friends) and she asked me what book I liked the best
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
It felt it was a little slow starting but did pick up, making me want to keep reading. After finishing the book, I felt that there was a part of the story left unfinished and think that maybe I should have read the first 2 books in the series before reading this one. I gave it a rating if 4 because it has a really good storyline, but because of the ending I just couldn't give it a 5.
Jardin Telling
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lucky to receive an ARC of this and WOW. Wow wow wow. I think book 3 may have blown me away even more than the last 2. It was a good and interesting change of pace by focusing the UNSUB on a very different character and Im already ready for book 4 and what The Ghost has in store....... ...more
Laurie's Lit Picks
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Do you like the television series Criminial Minds or Mindhunters? If so, you will like Meg Gardiner's Unsub, of which this is book number three. Do you need to read the previous two to enjoy this one? Nope - but it doesn't hurt. This time around the story is set in urban Los Angeles as the Midnight Man terrorizes the city, killing parents but leaving the children alive. FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix is back with her team of investigators, trying to unravel whodunnit. While I enjoyed this one, it ...more
Suzanne (The Bookish Libra)
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Dark Corners of the Night by Meg Gardiner is a very, very highly recommended thriller/procedural and the third book in the UNSUB series featuring FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix.

There is a killer on the loose in Los Angeles who calls himself the Midnight Man, the legion of the night. He sneaks into homes of families in the middle of the night and kills the parents, first the man, then the woman, but he leaves the children alive, terrorized witnesses to his crimes. The attacks are
The Book Review Café
The Dark Corners Of The Night by Meg Gardiner is the third book in the UNSUB series, if you are a fan of gritty crime thrillers that veer towards the dark side, that explore the mindset of a serial killer, and aren’t averse to gory, gritty crime scenes then this is a ‘must read’ for you crime book junkies. Although this book could easily be read as a stand-alone, I would recommend you read the whole series,

In this book behavioural analyst Caitlin Hendrix is back and chasing her most deadly
Laura (crofteereader)
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss
Gardiner has done it again, folks. After a bit of a rocky start (I'll come back to that) and a long build while the cops chase their tails (entirely necessary), Gardiner led us on a wild and desperate race to catch a killer whose meticulous nature is belied only by increasingly brutal killings.

Dark Corners rockets to life in the immediate aftermath of Black Nowhere. After that cliffhanger is resolved (sort of half-heartedly, I'll admit), we immediately jump forward several months. This threw me
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Dark Corners of the Night is the third book in the UNSUB series from Meg Gardiner.

"Caitlin Hendrix, a behavioral analyst, and her team from the FBI and called to LA to assist the police in catching a killer. He calls himself the Midnight Man and has been terrorizing families and neighborhoods by breaking into homes and killing the parents in bed and forcing children to say his name. Caitlin realizes the killer is not like any the FBI has ever encountered and when he begins to escalate his
Marie Aitchison
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I requested this ARC numerous times from multiple sources like a stage 5 clinger and my tenacious nature paid off when #Netgalley came through for me and I was approved! I was over the moon with joy to be able to get this novel early because this is the third installment of one of my favorite thriller series.

I loved the first two books and felt the same about this one. The first book, Unsub was inspired by the Zodiac Killer. The second book, Into the Black Nowhere, was inspired by Ted Bundy.
Elaine's Reviews
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A mysterious dark hooded figure is breaking into homes in L.A. murdering parents in their beds and traumatizing but not harming the children in the house. LAPD are stumped and call in the BAU to help profile their Unsub.

We are back in the world of Caitlin Hendrix and the team and seriously this series just gets better and better. In fact, I'd go so far as to say this is the best book yet.

Jaw dropping, nerve jangling, nail biting and a proper knicker gripper, you are right there with the team
Erin Jackson
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Meg Gardiner is the queen of terrifying crime thrillers, and she’s finally quenching our thirst for her haunting serial killer stories with the third installment in the UNSUB series - The Dark Corners Of The Night!

Oh how I’ve missed Caitlin Hendricks - she still remains my absolute favorite fictional detective (now FBI behavioral analyst). Caitlin now has a new challenge - The Midnight Man: a killer who will exceed all your expectations. Each new information that emerges about our
Octavia (ReadsWithDogs)
I just received 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 the other day from @booksparks [𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴] and after refreshing my memory with the past two UNSUB books I tore through Dark Corners in one night!!

This is my favorite book in the UNSUB series yet! FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin is still recovering from a bombing that almost killed her best friend six months ago. Her boyfriend is part of the team looking for that bomber while she's suddenly involved in an intense new killer investigation.

Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"I am the legion of the night. I am beyond good and evil."

This is the third book in this author's UNSUB series. Most of the time I try to read the prior books before starting in the middle of a series but I'm finding that there are "just too many books and too little time." I am quite sure I would enjoy the first two books but I found there was enough backstory in this one to really enjoy it.

This was a long book. A good portion of the time I will consider this as a negative - that the book is
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Meg Gardiner is the author of fifteen thrillers. Her latest is The Dark Corners of the Night, the third novel in the UNSUB series featuring FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix. Stephen King says, "Don't miss it. This is a great one." It's been bought by Amazon Studios for development as a television series. The first novel in the series, UNSUB, won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller.

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