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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Best Sellers

    • 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 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • UNSUB

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once you start, you can't stop

    • By stuartjash on 06-28-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • China Lake

    • Evan Delaney, Book 1
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby Sirois
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    Evan Delaney is a heroine of our times: A woman with a big heart, a quick tongue and a hot temper that gets her into trouble....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Author

    • By Mcarey on 04-20-19

    Regular price: $19.62

    • 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 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • The Shadow Tracer

    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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 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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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 Nightmare Thief

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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 Memory Collector

    • A Novel
    • By: Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • 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

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