Meg Gardiner
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Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner is the author of fourteen thrillers. Her latest novel, Into the Black Nowhere, features rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix. Don Winslow calls it "A terrifying and brilliant read." It's the sequel to UNSUB, which won the 2018 Barry Award for Best Thriller and is in development as a TV series by CBS.

Meg was born in Oklahoma and raised in Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara. She's also a three-time Jeopardy! champion. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Meg is the author of the Evan Delaney series and the Jo Beckett novels. China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original.

The Dirty Secrets Club won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Procedural Novel of 2008.

The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Phantom Instinct was one of O, the Oprah magazine's "Best Books of Summer."

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    • UNSUB

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379

    Caitlin Hendrix has been a narcotics detective for six months when the killer at the heart of all her childhood nightmares reemerges: the Prophet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would make a great movie.

    • By PattiAnn on 08-28-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Into the Black Nowhere

    • An UNSUB Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    When five Texas women disappear without trace, each on Saturday nights, the local authorities call in the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG!!!!

    • By stuartjash on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Liar's Lullaby

    • Jo Beckett, Book 3
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Tasia McFarland is a washed-up country-pop singer desperate for the break that will get her back atop the charts...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By Kathy on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Dirty Secrets Club

    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    An ongoing string of high-profile and very public murder-suicides has San Francisco even more rattled than a string of recent earthquakes....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it

    • By Maureen on 07-10-08

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Jericho Point

    • An Evan Delaney Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When a young woman tumbles dead onto the beach, the police identify the body: it's Evan Delaney....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A disappointment

    • By Katherine on 09-14-09

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Nightmare Thief

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Autumn Reiniger expects something special for her 21st birthday. But a gang of kidnappers is zeroing in on their target and a mammoth payday....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Ultimate Test!

    • By Squeak on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Shadow Tracer

    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    When a school bus accident sends Sarah's daughter, Zoe, to the ER, their quiet life explodes. Zoe’s medical tests reveal what Sarah has been hiding: Zoe is not her daughter....

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Ransom River

    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Rory Mackenzie is juror number seven on a high-profile murder case in her hometown of Ransom River, California....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Betrayal and Justice For All"

    • By Empress Karen on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Memory Collector

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett's specialty is the psychological autopsy - an investigation into a person's life to determine whether a death was natural, accidental, suicide, or homicide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nano Bytes

    • By Peggy J. Kincaid on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Crosscut

    • An Evan Delaney Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Evan Delaney knew China Lake was a tough place to grow up. But she doesn't know how tough until she returns for her school reunion and learns that several of her classmates died young....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The ending dragged on but still enjoy the series.

    • By Tania Herndon on 10-10-18

    Regular price: $29.99

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