In the California wilderness no one can hear you scream.
San Francisco Forensic Psychiatrist Jo Beckett doesn’t dissect the body or the crime scene – she dissects a life and a mind, recreating the victim as a person, piecing together the story of their death to get to the truth. And then she goes after the killer.
Autumn Reiniger wants something special for her twenty-first birthday. Daddy’s bought her the car and the apartment, but now she wants excitement. And what Autumn desires, she gets.
Her father signs-up her and five friends for an ultimate urban reality game. ‘Edge Adventures’ alert the SF police that a ‘crime situation’ is underway, so the authorities will ignore any squealing tires or desperate cries for help.
Then – when working on a case nearby – Jo Beckett encounters a group of men carting six sullen college kids to the woods for a wilderness adventure. Suspicious, she takes a closer look. And winds up with an invite to a birthday party she may never leave …
‘One of the most exciting openings of a crime book I have come across … a tense, thrill-a-second race against time as everyone present is forced to confront real life-changing danger.’ DAILY MAIL
Praise for THE MEMORY COLLECTOR:
‘The next suspense superstar.’ STEPHEN KING
‘Meg Gardiner is an astonishing writer.’ TESS GERRITSEN
‘Riveting…a book you just can’t put down…The Memory Collector is a first-class thriller with non-stop action.’ CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Praise for THE LIAR’S LULLABY:
‘Breathless suspense, slick plotting and a cast of compelling characters make this a solid addition to Edgar-winner Gardiner’s dossier of superlative thrillers with appeal both for pure suspense fans and those who favour well-delineated characters.’ BOOKLIST
About the author
Meg Gardiner is originally from Southern California, where she practiced law and taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of five Evan Delaney novels and the Jo Beckett thrillers, The Dirty Secrets Club, The Memory Collector and The Liar’s Lullaby. She lives with her family near London.
Bringing her two series leads together for the first time, Gardiner pits forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett (The Dirty Secrets Club) and reporter Evan Delaney (Kill Chain) against a kidnapping team that's out for something more than ransom in this strong thriller. When Evan contacts Jo in San Francisco for help with a story on the suspicious death of attorney Phelps Wylie, whose body was found in a mine in the Sierras, Jo agrees to conduct a psychological autopsy on Wylie, including poking around the mine with her pararescueman boyfriend, Gabe Quintana. Back in San Francisco, Autumn Reiniger embarks on an urban reality game run by Edge Adventures, a 21st birthday present from her father, the director of a hedge fund, Reiniger Capital, but is soon kidnapped, along with her friends, by a group impersonating the Edge crew, raising the stakes. In the Sierras, Jo and Gabe run into Autumn and her kidnappers, who are demanding $20 million for her safe return and Gardiner really gets the adrenaline pumping.
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Found this quite boring
Very repetitive and found myself skimming pages just to get to the end