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Into the Black Nowhere
Into the Black Nowhere: An UNSUB Novel | Meg Gardiner
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Inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, an exhilarating thriller in which 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 is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes 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 and the FBI's serial crime unit discover the first victim's body in the woods. She's laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest's darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style--posed like Snow White awaiting her prince's kiss. To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology--that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy--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 with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. 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 more victims.
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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT!

I really enjoyed the first book in this series tagged below.

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ruskigurl16
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#uglylocationchallenge (graffiti wall in town within a few blocks of where I work). Also, this series is intense. There is trigger warnings of uncomfortable topics, but the two main characters are a blast to read about, and you can't help but admire the mastery of the unsub. Also, hello cliffhanger. #recentlyread #nospoilers #mysteryfiction #unsub #profiling #serialkiller #toughread #seriesfiction 😮⚠️🔞🤔🖤

ruskigurl16 Anyone interested to read, please pick up Unsub first. 6mo
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Swizzlestick
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I loved the second book in the “Unsub” series. I was on the edge of my seat and blew through this one in less than two days.

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Busha1984
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⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
Shockingly, I loved this book just as much as the first! I like that Meg Gardiner brought in other antagonists in this book instead of just continuing on with the origional book's storyline. I feel like this lead to the success of this sequel. Excited to continue reading these UNSUB novels.

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Hazel0303
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Ive got to do better about posting on #Litsy. This was another fantastic book in the Unsub series (currently 2 books old). It‘s perfect in what it tells the reader and what it holds back. I really enjoyed the reveal of the killer and the twist that took. It took a very procedural kind of plot and put it on its head. Can‘t wait for the next one!

anwade88 I waffle with posting and not posting also... but still reading 📖 1y
Hazel0303 Exactly @anwade88 ! I get so behind and then it‘s like oh shoot! 1y
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LiteraryLona
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I‘ll be anxiously awaiting another page turner from Meg Gardiner! This one did not disappoint!

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NatalieR
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Excellent book! Doesn‘t get much better than a FBI criminal profiler tracking down a serial killer. I love how Meg Gardiner uses the inspiration of real life serial killers in her stories. This one is inspired by Ted Bundy.

tammysue ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I really enjoyed the first book, Unsub, but I think I liked this second book in the Unsub series even better. Probably due to Caitlin moving into profiling with the FBI & the whole suspenseful serial killer cat-and-mouse plot. Great pacing, tension-building & characters & a couple of good twists & what a cliffhanger ending! 😱Since I read the first two books pretty close together, it's going to be hard to wait for the next book to come out.

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DebinHawaii
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#HeyJune #HelloGoodbye

Why does library book time seem to go twice as fast as regular time?! It seems like I'm just saying hello to a book, when I turn around & have to say goodbye to it. I'm trying finish this one up before it goes back next week. It's really good, but I just have had too many review books & too little time to read. 📚📚📚😬📚It, popcorn, and the Hugh Jackman Les Mis on cable are keeping me company on this #wildsaturdaynight

Cinfhen TRUTH 😜 2y
GypsyKat Gotta love Hugh Jackman! ❤️ 2y
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eanderson
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Sooo good!!! Stinks that we have to wait for the next one to come out next year! 😱🤗

collegecatlady Yes! I love this series! 2y
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eanderson
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Cuddling a little with Theo before leaving to teach class and train some clients!

ElishaLovesBooks I‘ve been meaning to let you know that I absolutely love the playlist that you made for last month‘s photo challenge! I‘m terrible with the challenges but I used your playlist for a run and it rocked! Thank you!!! 2y
Tanzy13 🐶 2y
eanderson @ElishaLovesBooks oh Yayy!!! I‘m glad you enjoyed it! Sometimes all it takes is a good playlist to make a run to better! 💕🤗 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @eanderson YES! So true! And I‘ve been struggling with motivation so good music really helps!! 2y
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eanderson
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Up early on a Sunday calls for snuggles with this cuddle pug and getting into this book! 🤗

britt_brooke 💚🐾 2y
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 2y
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TheLibrarian Pugs are just so adorable. 💕 2y
MicheleinPhilly Theo. ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts Very very cute pic 2y
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cobwebmoth
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Another book completed for the library's summer reading program! I don't want to have to wait for the next book. I'm really enjoying Gardiner's writing. I may have to check out some of her other books.

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cobwebmoth
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Good news: my hold came in at the library. Bad news: I only have a week to read it.

Also, my son attended his first book club meeting today. The library is hosting a summer book club for 5th and 6th graders.😊

LeahBergen Aww, now THAT‘S cute. ❤️ 2y
RadicalReader @cobwebmoth how did your son like his first book club? 2y
cobwebmoth @RadicalReader He liked it. They had an activity for them, and a snack, so he was happy.☺ 2y
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Bklover
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Good grief this was good! A Ted Bundy-ish serial killer, an FBI BAU agent that is a serious female badass, and a book that I just couldn‘t put down! This is the second in the “UNSUB” series and I can‘t believe I have to wait until next year for the third! Loved it!!!!

Cinfhen Awesome review!! 2y
Bklover @Cinfhen ❤️😘 2y
Linda906 Just started UNSUB! Loving it so far. 2y
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eanderson
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Oh boy... 😱 I‘m excited for this book after reading Unsub!

AmyG 😳 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#GetMovin #thriller

I usually have at least one thriller going in my current reads stack. Tonight I'm eating a late 🍿dinner & reading a bit more of this 2nd book in the Unsub series. I just read CBS is adapting it for television. Cool. Still almost 4 hours of reading time for the month. I won't finish this one-but I've got about 30 minutes of another book to finish up for May.

Mahalo to @Cinfhen & @eanderson for this month's 🎶 challenge! 🌺🌺

Cinfhen Lots of people seem to be reading this series...I took a screenshot for my daughter since she likes the grittier reads ❣️and you know, I‘ve enjoyed your posts all month 😘 2y
TrishB I‘ve not read this author but she keeps popping up, so.... 2y
hyacinth haha same!! thrillers are my go-to comfort books. i like having them as a break from anything else 2y
eanderson I am going to read this book next! I love thrillers and I loved Unsub. 👍🤗 2y
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Read4life
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Book 2 in Gardiner‘s UNSUB series. Just as good as the first. Thriller, suspense, characters you want to invest in. Here‘s hoping there will be a book 3! 🤓

JoScho Book three is slated for 2019 I think 🤞 (edited) 2y
Read4life @JoScho Nice! Thanks. 2y
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Bklover
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I am wanting to read this slowly as I don‘t believe there is a third book in the series yet. This is the second book in the Unsub series and I am loving it so far. Serial killers, FBI agents and fast pacing. This is like dessert!!!

Cinfhen Hi!!!! 2y
Bklover @Cinfhen Hi there!💙💙. Life has been interfering with my Litsying lately. Hope you‘re having a great week! 2y
Cinfhen I am, thank you!! Glad to “see” you 😘😘 2y
tammysue A wonderful series! Enjoy! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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Today's lunch & blog post for #soupersundays is an easy Creamy Tomato Soup. I made it mostly to go with toasted bread spread with my leftover Herbed-Garlic Cheese & it was perfect. It's about 80 degrees F. here today, but it's also cloudy, gray & humid--so good for soup & for hanging out & reading. I did my #audiosouping to Educated & then started this book over lunch. #lazysunday

Link to soup recipe is below in case you are interested. 🍲❤️

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eanderson
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Totally treated myself to a book since I haven‘t purchased many (I have 2 coming from book depository 😳) and I‘ve been dying to read this one! I‘m using this as my #americassweetheart because the main character is a bad ass! I couldn‘t pass up the Groot bookmark!!! So cute! #getmovin #mounttbrchallenge

Chellebearss Groot!! 😃😃 2y
collegecatlady This series is so amazing! 2y
JoScho This book is good and I love Groot! 2y
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CareBear Love the bookmark! 2y
Cinfhen OMG! This book sounds terrifying!!! My daughter would love it!!!! I‘m stacking for her 🙌🏻 2y
eanderson @Cinfhen I highly recommend this series. The first book is so good! I can‘t wait to start this one. 2y
Cinfhen Thanks for the rec!! Ill pass it along😊 2y
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Samantha.1020
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Between games reading on a beautiful Saturday....

SledgeReader @Samantha.1020 Those are some of the best #stolenmoments for reading. Miss seeing my kids on the field. 2y
Samantha.1020 @SledgeReader I must agree!!! 2y
SledgeReader @Samantha.1020 👍 2y
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JoScho
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This one is has a storyline inspired by Bundy. It is fast paced and reads like an edge of your seat action movie. The pacing is great even though we find out who the killer is early on you still want to keep reading. Caitlin Hendrix is now an FBI agent and she is on the hunt for this monster. She has a new partner and I really enjoyed their dynamic. Unsub is quickly becoming one of my favorite series and I look forward to hopefully many more.

Emiller The third book needs to come out ASAP!!! (edited) 2y
JoScho @Emiller I know!! 2019 is too long and that ending!! 2y
DebinHawaii I just picked my hold up from the library. I was going to do the auto book again but they didn't buy it yet. Grrr... 😬 But I am glad to hear it's good! 2y
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JoScho Not sure if you use scribd but they have the audiobook and you could do a free trial to listen to it 😊 2y
tammysue Hubby just read it over the weekend and really enjoyed it too. The 3rd book is coming out next year The Dark Corners of the Night, it sounds good! 2y
JoScho @whatshesreadingnow I hate the wait! 2y
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JoScho
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Attempting to fight the Sunday night blahs with a new book and Supernatural. I love Crowley 🖤

Craftylikefox Supernatural is always a good choice! 2y
Jadams1776 ❤️ Supernatural. Crowley‘s the best! 2y
JoScho @Craftylikefox it really is. 2y
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JoScho @Jadams1776 I know he is bad but man he has some great lines. 2y
Traci1 ❤ Love Supernatural. Really love Crowley. 2y
JoScho @Traci1 me too- he is just so snarky! 2y
Texreader I‘d know that face anywhere!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
JoScho @Texreader lol right?! 2y
KathyWheeler My favorite Supernatural “bad” guy. ❤️ 2y
JoScho @KathyWheeler for sure. Leviathan Dick was a good villain too. 2y
KathyWheeler @JoScho Yes, he was. 2y
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Monica5
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11 PM and I just finished this. Read a little yesterday. Couldn't put it down this afternoon. Women are disappering. A serial killer that looks normal. FBI called in. Caitlin has to get inside his mind to figure out who it is.

Vertabrain This looks fun! 2y
Monica5 @Vertabrain It was so good. It is the second one in the series. Unsub is first. If you are going to read it, read the Unsub fisrt, because Into the Black Nowhere pulls stuff from Unsub😉 2y
Vertabrain Thanks for the head‘s up. I‘m checking it out now. 🤗 2y
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Monica5
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I am excited to start this. Loved Unsub. Got this yesterday at the library.

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Violetsunrise84
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This book exceeded my expectations. It was even better than Unsub. The story did not end on a predictable note. It kept me guessing and then dished out even more surprises. I recommend this book and series to anyone who is a fan of authors like Stephen King, James Patterson, Sarah Bailey, Riley Sager and AJ Finn. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I‘m waiting patiently for book three to be released in 2019. #meggardiner #intotheblacknowhere

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Violetsunrise84
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I learned a new word while reading chapter 50. The word is bivouacked. It means rest or assemble in an area. Pretty cool. You learn something new each day. 😊

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collegecatlady
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When is the next book coming out?! I need it ASAP!
#catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Leftcoastzen Love the cute kitty. (edited) 2y
Violetsunrise84 Same. Your cat is adorable. 2y
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collegecatlady
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This series is so. good. When I pick it up, I can‘t put it down until I read the whole thing.

tammysue It‘s excellent isn‘t it! 2y
DGRachel I have Unsub on my TBR shelf. One of these days... 2y
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Violetsunrise84
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Well, it looks like I am a fan of Meg Gardiner. I decided to start her next book before I go to sleep. #meggardiner #intotheblacknowhere

somebooksaround This sounds intense but great! 2y
Violetsunrise84 She‘s such a great writer. The books are so hard to put down. 2y
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NikkiKey94
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The second book in the Unsub series was excellent! It kept me wanting more and the ending was WOW! I‘m ready for the third book already! 😩

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NikkiKey94
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Is it an appropriate excuse to call into work tomorrow because I stayed up all night trying to finish my book?? 😂🤔

readherwriteher I think it counts. Just tell them Litsy said so. 2y
NikkiKey94 @readherwriteher I‘m sure my managers would love that! 😂 It‘s been awhile since I‘ve missed a day, so I think I‘m entitled to a reading day! 2y
readherwriteher @NikkiKey94 hahaha!! You deserve it. 🤓📚 2y
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Kaye Can you tell me where you found that bookmark and what they‘re called ? 2y
NikkiKey94 @Kaye It‘s actually not a bookmark. They are happy face paper clips. I found them at Walmart on clearance and thought they would make great bookmarks! 2y
Kaye Sounds great. Thanks 2y
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Ckbadara
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I loved this book. This is a fantastic new series with a relatable main character. I enjoyed the crime at the center of the book as well as the characters. This was a quick and engaging mystery. I personally liked the nods to real crimes. I am already looking forward to the next book in this series! A pick for me!

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Skeebies05
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Hmmm I was hoping this was going to be more of a who- done - it. I loved the first Unsub book. This one was more of a action thriller. I saw that the series is going to be made into a series. I‘m just wondering how it‘s going to be different from criminal minds? The other pic is from my office- the ice made for a beautiful view. 🌧❄️

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Skeebies05
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It was too early for our household to be 😴 so we made coffee. @nelehelen found this for me- its delicious. Thanks again!! 💜💜 Im reading the tagged book and watched Live PD. Happy Saturday Littens!

nelehelen ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Booknerd2
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4 days in a row of snow helped me finish book 14 of 2018!!! It‘s a great follow up to Unsub!!! Ended on a cliffhanger so can‘t wait for book 3. The FBI is chasing a serial killer. You‘d think his capture would be the end but it‘s just the beginning.

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tammysue
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THIS BOOK is FANTASTIC. It‘s the best thriller I‘ve read so far this year, I literally did not put it down.. it was THAT GOOD. And I absolutely love the main character Caitlin, she‘s extremely smart and doesn‘t back down to anyone. Run don‘t walk to pick this up. I rated all the stars ❤️

#thriller #mystery #LitsyAtoZ

Cinfhen Nice review💜 2y
tammysue @Cinfhen Thank you! 💗 2y
JoScho Gonna place a hold on it ASAP. Do you feel like you need to read the first in the series before this one? 2y
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tammysue @JoScho I don‘t think so. I was told this second book goes off in a totally new direction. You‘re going to love this book, I‘m looking forward to reading your thoughts on it! 2y
JaclynW Great review! 2y
Booknerd2 @JoScho I would say you don‘t need to read the 1st. There is a little background but the central plot isn‘t connected. However, it looks like the 3rd book will be more intertwined with the 1st. 2y
tammysue @JaclynW Thank you! 💕 2y
JoScho Thanks @Booknerd2. I will start with that one. The more books to read the better I say. 2y
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JohnnyUtah915
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Random thought: Does anyone else find it odd reading books that take place in the city you live in? Anyways, Meg Gardiner continues to crush it. What I like the most about this second book is how different it is from the first one. The first, a rip roaring roller coaster ride. This one is more clinical and procedural. A book more concerned with the aftermath. What happens after they've been caught? That doesn't make it any less exciting.

RaimeyGallant Great review! 2y
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PJPeski
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“We serial killers are your sons; we are your husbands: we are everywhere.” Ted Bundy

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actualdisneyprincess
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OKAY, MEG GARDINER, GET ON THE NEXT ONE. I have absolutely no chill left after this, and THAT ENDING. I love this series, and am pretty excited that apparently, it‘s going to be a CBS show! #intotheblacknowhere #meggardiner

BeckyK This sounds interesting! 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Beckykearns it was TERRIFIC, omg. It‘s such a good series, I love the characters, and Gardiner‘s writing! 👍🏻💖 2y
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Reading a book about a serial killer in bed may not make for a restful night. 😳 So good though.

SandyW I didn't get any sleep when I read 2y
Booknerd2 @SandyW Oooh!!! Me either and the movie was just as bad!!! 2y
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avgeyer
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Holy. Shit. This book kicked my ass and that is a compliment. One of the best thrillers I have ever read. I hope this series continues- Caitlin Hendrix is my new favorite female. You guys NEED to read this series ASAP.

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actualdisneyprincess
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How I‘m hoping to be able to spend a considerable portion of my shift today. #intotheblacknowhere #meggardiner #keylimelacroix

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actualdisneyprincess
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I‘m not going to lie: one of my favorite things about my job is that I get my lil‘ paws on books before anyone else. I covered a batch of new arrivals last week, and ended up staking my claim on a bunch. This is why I picked up “Unsub” in the first place (I have to read series in order!!) and I‘m so glad I did. Time to track down more creepy villains with Caitlin! #intotheblacknowhere #meggardiner #unsubseries

Booknerd2 Just starting this. Love all her books. 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Booknerd2 “Unsub” was the first of hers that I‘ve read! I‘ll definitely be picking up the rest, though!!! 😍 2y
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JohnnyUtah915
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Keeping the serial killer train rolling. Next up, loved Unsub and have eagerly awaited this sequel

Booknerd2 Just picked this up at my library!!! Can‘t wait to start. 2y
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avgeyer
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YAAAAAAAAY this is out today! If you have not read the first book in this series, “UNSUB”, you need to immediately. This is the second book. UNSUB was my second favorite book of 2017 and I have been counting down to this book‘s release! Is it time for my kid to go to bed so I can start reading this 😂

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Reminder, Meg Gardiner fans! This is out TODAY! I reviewed the ARC a bit ago and really enjoyed it. I read it at break-neck speed, which matches the fast pace of the novel. I hadn‘t read the first Unsub novel, but the cross between a Criminal Minds plot, with a familiar real ‘Unsub‘ (in this case, someone like Ted Bundy), made for a compelling read. I liked her writing style, and that she kept a step removed from the real Bundy case. Fun read!

laundry_piles Unsub was awesome! Totally forgot she had a new book coming out! I might have to break my book ban for this 2y
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Thank you Dutton and Netgalley for the free advance copy for my unbiased review. Publish date: 1/30/18
This is the second book in the UNSUB series. You don‘t necessarily have to read the first book to understand this one, but there is some context in the first one that is referenced in this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the series, and there will be based on the hints at the end of the book!
4⭐️‘s

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pineappleang
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This book would have been so easy to read I a single sitting, had I not had other things to do! As it was, it didn't take many sittings as I found myself reading at an alarming speed.
Once again, Caitlin Hendrix is on the trail on an unsub, this time through nearly every imaginable backdrop. The book was well written and unsettling, terrifying and fast paced in the way thrillers should be.