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message 1: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Dec 01, 2018 03:52PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

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Hello fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller readers! This discussion is about UNSUB (UNSUB #1) by Meg Gardiner your hostess is Erica.

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UNSUB (UNSUB, #1) by 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 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?

Erica | 46 comments Hi my name is Erica and I am hosting this group discussion.
I am currently reading the book since I had to buy it, my library did not have a copy.
I could have sworn that I had read some books from Meg Gardiner before but that's not the case regarding my goodreads app.
The book is certainly very fast paced, I have read now 10 chapters.
Have you already read the book or are you just starting?
If you have, are you going to keep reading the series?
This book, 'Unsub', is first in the series and currently there are three books written.

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Gem  | 1229 comments Mod
I started listening to the audiobook this morning and listened to the entire thing. It is indeed fast-paced and I found the main character, Caitlin, to be very likable. I am definitely going to read/listen to the rest of the series. And I might just have a new favorite author.

Erica | 46 comments I am half way through the book and it is very exciting.
I read that CBS are planning a tv series based on these books.
That would be great.

Erica | 46 comments Last day of the year and I managed to finish my book yesterday. It was full of twists and turns, I have now ordered myself the second book in the series.

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