The Dirty Secrets Club

Narrated by: Tara Ward
Series: Jo Beckett, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
3.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jo Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims' lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, she is confronted by a scene of pure carnage: four dead and five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word "dirty" written in lipstick on her thigh.

Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases. But now she's on the front line, because Callie Harding isn't the first high flyer to go down and take others with her...

©2008 Meg Gardiner (P)2008 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A winner in every way. The Dirty Secrets Club is nuanced and layered - and a harrowing thriller. ( Jeffery Deaver)

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Extremey booooring...

The plot and characters are so weak and boring. Overall, this book has such a negative aura - suicides, eartquakes, killers, car and chopper's crashes, wicked people, lost love ones etc etc, every disaster you can imagine detailed here in this book. I was looking for an entertainment, a good old suspense, but the story gets from bad to worse and let me down completely. Stopped in the middle with a feeling that life sucks and then we die... Brrrrrr.... I wish I spent my money for something more interesting or educating.

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An Easy Listen.

This was a very "listenable" listen, with something to keep your interest in every page. Tara Ward's excellent narration made a good book more enjoyable.

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  • JonR
  • 06-07-10

More Jo Beckett stories please Audible

After the explosive opening the book seemed to stall a little and I wondered whether in fact I was going to enjoy it as much as I had anticipated! But I need not have worried as the plot soon picked up and became a real 'page turner' or the audio equivalent. Liked the new angle of forensic psychology, but am not sure about the monkey! Narration and characterisation were excellent, highly recommended.

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  • Carole
  • 06-29-19

far fetched and too much 'thriller' filler.

recording is also defective: chunks repeat themselves in different chapters. no more to say but 15 words required! Filler...

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  • mandy easter
  • 03-24-18

brilliant!!!

Great suspense fuelled story...keeps you guessing all the way through. highly recommended if you enjoy criminal suspense stories

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  • Crackdown
  • 04-23-13

More enjoyable than I thought it would be

Like another reviewer I wasn't too sure of the monkey, or the neighbor. However, overall I enjoyed the story more than I thought I would and I have no hesitation in trying the second in the series, which is downloading as I type.