It’s here. My new thriller, UNSUB, is published today.
It’s been a long time coming, and I’m beyond thrilled that the novel is finally out. My thanks go to my publisher, Dutton (look at that beautiful book. Look!) to my husband, Paul Shreve, who put up with me while I was writing, and rewriting, and editing, and biting my nails and tossing and turning and rewriting some more, and being asked to act out fight scenes for the book; to my agent, Shane Salerno, who believed in this project from the beginning and has shepherded it to fruition; to everybody at The Story Factory; and to my relatives and friends and everyone who answered research questions — about law enforcement, literature, Arabian horses, you name it.
The novel, like all my novels, is a thriller, and I hope you’ll read it and enjoy the ride. Here are some reviews:
“Gardiner’s novel breathes new life into the sub-genre with her mastery of police procedure; with superb characterizations of her heroine, the heroine’s father and the killer; and with enough twists and turns to leave fans of TV’s “Scandal and “How to Get Away With Murder” short of breath.
The result is an intelligent, sharply written, compelling page-turner that is satisfying on every level.
Best of all, the novel ends with a cliff-hanger reminiscent of an early Godzilla movie — the one in which the monster was finally vanquished, the hero was being cheered and the scene suddenly shifted to an underwater chamber where a huge egg was about to hatch. You knew, then, that there had to be a sequel.” — Bruce DeSilva, Associated Press
“Caitlin shines as a strong lead, a fine addition to Meg Gardiner’s pantheon of powerful female protagonists… Meg Gardiner writes thrillers, pure and simple; if you like the genre, you’ll adore her latest. Gruesome murders, creative killers, heart-pounding chase sequences, and poisonous explosions together check off many of my summer-read boxes. Realistic characters, quirky interactions, beautiful language and careful plotting elevate this one to a classic-thriller-in-the-making, perfect for these paranoid times.” — Molly Odintz, MysteryPeople
UNSUB is one of Barnes & Noble’s Top Books of the Month.
And here are some articles and interviews about the book:
Zodiac killer spurs thriller writer Meg Gardiner — San Francisco Examiner
‘UNSUB,’ A Conversation with Meg Gardiner — Mark Rubinstein, Huffington Post
Q&A: Meg Gardiner’s new thriller was inspired by the Zodiac Killer — Houston Chronicle
Action & Emotion: Jeff Abbott interviews Meg Gardiner — Los Angeles Review of Books
Go Down to the Basement: MysteryPeople Q&A with Meg Gardiner
And don’t forget: you can now find the novel at libraries and at all these bookstores:
Barnes & Noble | Indiebound | Amazon | iBooks
Book People | Murder by the Book