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Into the Black Nowhere

An UNSUB Novel
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (245 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this exhilarating thriller inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer.

In Southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another, from her car at a stoplight. A mother is ripped from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI Agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.

Caitlin's unit discovers the first victim's body in the woods, laid out in a bloodstained white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest's darkness. Around the bodies, Polaroid photos are stuck in the earth like headstones, picturing other women with their wrists slashed. The women in the woods are not the killer's first victims, nor are they likely to be his last. 

To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind; he is a confident, meticulous killer, capable of charming his victims until their guard is down, snatching them in plain sight. He then plays out a twisted fantasy - turning them into dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. 

Caitlin's profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people's trust. But can they apprehend him before it's too late? 

As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims his next victim. 

©2017 Meg Gardiner (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Excellent. You know the drill, bookstore near you. Buy now, thank me later.” (Stephen King)

“With a plot that moves at a breathless pace and a heroine with a history of her own issues, Gardiner’s gripping nail-biter will please fans of Alex Kava, Tami Hoag, and even Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lechter novels. Be ready for requests.” (Booklist

"Gardiner, who has 13 well-received titles to her name, including Edgar Award winner China Lake, has turned in another winner with Into the Black Nowhere. Crime-thriller fans appreciate her compelling, well-developed characters - both good and bad - her sense of plot, her master of heart-stopping twists, and her pace, which is TV-ready, as her recent accomplishment shows, combine to create a roller coaster of a reading ride.” (The Florida Times-Union)

“Excellent...Gardiner expertly integrates the FBI science of profiling with a suspenseful plot and believable characters. It’s no wonder a TV drama based on this series is in the works at CBS.” (Publishers Weekly)

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OMG!!!!

Wow! That's all I can say. Meg Gardiner somehow topped UNSUB with Into the Black Nowhere. This story just doesn't stop. The plot continues to plow through. This book is an emotional roller-coaster. It will make you frightened, uncomfortable in your own skin, laugh, cry, and everything in between. This is a cover-to-cover nonstop adrenaline rush. I was so incredibly impressed with this book, that I ordered some of Gardiner's older books last night. I flew through this book in less than 24 hours. The only thing I didn't like was that the book had to end. Don't wait another minute, and order this fantastic thriller by Meg Gardiner.

The narration is ideal for the character as well. Great, great job!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great book, better than the first

One of the better books I have read, seven more words required, and done. Really.

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Good LONG story

Would you consider the audio edition of Into the Black Nowhere to be better than the print version?

NA

What did you like best about this story?

Nice series and good storyline

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

At times the narration seems to put you to sleep. I found myself daydreaming at times.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

NA

Any additional comments?

Opportunity for more detail into the insight of the unsubstantiated but barley scratched the surface. Story dragged way to long. Almost as if they had a movie in mind when they wrote. There were acts that would make a movie but didn't help the story. This was the second book in the unsubscribe series and I almost stopped before the end due to being bored. I actually stopped before the end on the book prior. Must be a common thing for the author.

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Edge of your seat!

Excellent thriller! Well rounded characters. Engaging story! When does the next one come out?!?! I hope soon.

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Great book for fans of criminal minds

I thought both books are great! They keep you engaged, entertained and scared. The author and the narrator made the characters come to life. If you are a criminal minds fan, you will enjoy this book.

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Couldn’t stop listening!

WOW - this is the first audiobook I listened to fully from beginning, middle, to end. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and just when I thought I had things figured out, there was always a twist.

Also, this can totally be read without having read her first novel. I did not read “UNSUB!”

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Wait What Just Happen?

great book 2nd in the unsub series and can't wait for the next on like the plot and all the characters. I kept me on my toes where do we go from here you never really know

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Great addition to the series

Meg Gardiner has crafted a great addition to the series. With plenty of twists and turns, suspense fans will be sure to enjoy this series.

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wonderfully written sensory yoked

Where does Into the Black Nowhere rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

fantastically entrancing. i loved every sentence.

What did you like best about this story?

well written dazzling nightmare

What about Hillary Huber’s performance did you like?

i like the way she talks i dont like most narrators

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yesth. very entrancing. oozing with sensory tangibles

Any additional comments?

lurved it

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Huh?

I can’t believe this is the same person who wrote the “China Lake” series. Those books were so good. This is terrible. I gave it two stars, because the first half wasn’t too bad, and held my attention enough to keep trying. But, boy did it go downhill fast! By the end, it had just gotten stupid.

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