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A riveting psychological thriller inspired by the infamous, real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, in which an FBI criminal profiler faces off against a twisted and charismatic UNSUB.

When five Texas women disappear without trace, each on Saturday nights, the local authorities call in the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit. The newest member of this elite group of criminal profilers, Caitlin Hendrix, is all too familiar with hunting society's most depraved and twisted criminals. She suspects that the women were taken by a highly confident killer who convinces victims to lower their guard so he can gain power over them. But there's no evidence that any of the victims is dead--until a dog drags home a bloody strip of fabric torn from a white baby doll nightgown.

Caitlin and the team find the victim's body deep in the woods, laid out in a white nightie, which she was dressed in after death. Then they find a second victim, also dressed in a white nightgown. Her body is surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the ground like headstones. Each one pictures a woman--some alive and terrified, some dead. A devastating serial killer is at work, and Hendrix will stop at nothing to catch him before his victims pay the ultimate price.

About the Author

Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner is the author of thirteen thrillers. UNSUB, her latest novel, features homicide detective Caitlin Hendrix. Don Winslow says, "Like The Silence of the Lambs, this novel scared the hell out of me. I dare you to try putting it down." The novel has been bought for development as a TV series by CBS.

Meg was born in Oklahoma and raised in Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara. She's also a three time Jeopardy! champion. Meg lives in Austin, Texas.

She's the author of the Evan Delaney series and the Jo Beckett novels. China Lake won the 2009 Edgar award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Paperback Original. The Dirty Secrets Club won the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Procedural Novel of 2008.

The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Phantom Instinct was an O, the Oprah magazine, "Best Books of Summer."

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