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UNSUB Audiobook

UNSUB: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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 20 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 - 11 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 the Prophet's 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?

©2017 Meg Gardiner (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    stuartjash 06-28-17
    stuartjash 06-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Once you start, you can't stop"
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    This book really caught me by surprise. I started it at 7:30 AM, and I finished the book the same day. It is a great crime novel based somewhat on the Zodiac killer, and it is NON-STOP goodness. It has a little bit of everything, and it will keep you on your toes. Not to mention, the ending is a complete SHOCK! The narrator is fantastic. Don't waste another minute; get this book!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    abc 09-27-17
    abc 09-27-17
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    "Horrible"

    Probably the worst book I ever purchased from Audible. Complete waste of time. Refund please!

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    Nancy Boe Walker 09-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story, good reader"

    I usually don't like female narrators but she's good. The story is suspenseful, it holds your interest to the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith 09-25-17
    Judith 09-25-17
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    "Too slow moving"

    Could have been better if were about a third shorter. Too slow and boring with a highly unsatisfactory ending. Not worth the time

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    Trish 08-28-17
    Trish 08-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Would make a great movie."
    What made the experience of listening to UNSUB the most enjoyable?

    It was nice to be able to listen while doing other tasks. I really liked the story and would not have had the time to read the book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I can usually figure out who the bad guy is. With this story however, I did not.


    What three words best describe Hillary Huber’s performance?

    Irritating, distracting, eye-rolling. I did not like this narrator. I have not listened to very many audio books yet, so I may be way off and others may like her. I just found her character voices often distracting. It would sometimes pull me out of the book and get me thinking about her voice rather than the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. I really enjoyed it. I think this would make a good movie. I'd pay to see it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ftmgal 08-21-17
    ftmgal 08-21-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Attention Holding Suspense"

    I really enjoy Meg Gardner's storytelling. The penultimate scene is very graphic and includes the use of a nail .gun. So be prepared.

    The narrator speaks very slowly so I listened to most at 1.5 speed.
    Regular speed maybe heightened the suspense a bit but was too slow.

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    Govneh 08-20-17
    Govneh 08-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Upset that it's over!"

    Amazing thriller that ended way too soon. Loved every minute and the narrator is my absolute favorite. Definitely worth the price of admission on this one.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 08-02-17
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 08-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting, alot more story to tell..."

    I liked it, great characters, creepy villain but...not the end of the story, yes another one coming. A story has to really grip me to invest in a series and I don't think this one did it for me. I will wait for #2 and read the reviews, there are some questions I would like to know the answer to.

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    kalista jupiter, FL, United States 07-18-17
    kalista jupiter, FL, United States 07-18-17 Member Since 2012
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    "I COULDN'T REMOVE MY EARPHONES"

    I enjoyed this listen . Caitlin a novice detective gets pulled into a high profile investigation, She has an advantage, her father had hunted a monster called Mercury 20 years earlier. Mercury resurfaces each new murder twists its way through the canticles of the Inferno
    Victims are displayed to represent sinners in the circles of hell, Caitlin deciphers the cryptic messages left at the murders. The ending is just the beginning .
    This is in no way like DB,s Inferno. Great summer read.

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    Jillian Barker Payne Berkeley, Ca United States 07-17-17
    Jillian Barker Payne Berkeley, Ca United States 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved the book and love Hillary Huber!"

    What a fun ride! Best book this summer! Great plot and seriously imaginative crimes...Hillary Huber really knows how to narrate! I love voice!

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