I am the legion of the night …
He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear—the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.
Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best—hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB—unknown subject—doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?
Tense and impactful, Edgar Award winner Meg Gardiner’s latest UNSUB thriller will leave you on the edge of your seat until its riveting conclusion.
Edgar-winner Gardiner stumbles in her derivative third thriller starring FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix (after 2018's Into the Black Nowhere). In Los Angeles, someone is targeting couples with children in their homes, fatally shooting the adults while leaving the traumatized children alive. The LAPD calls in the FBI, and the emotionally damaged Hendrix, who has a cutting disorder, becomes part of the team hoping to catch the murderer, who calls himself the Midnight Man, before he strikes again. The psychology is less than impressive. At one point, the profiler employed by Hendrix's team pegs the Midnight Man as coming from a Christian background, solely because he used the word legion when speaking to a survivor of one of his attacks. Staccato prose doesn't help ("The work was important. It kept people alive. It put killers in prison"). This is an uninspired effort that's best for readers who have never read a similar book before.
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The Dark Corners Of the Night
I love the intriguing suspense of this book. The writer has a way of keeping it intensely interesting and intriguing while you feel that edge the characters balance on. Time is always counting down and you feel the heat of the race. Love when I can get lost in a book and this series has lived up to suspense. Awesome book and series. Love all I have read so far!
Couldn’t put it down.
I love Meg’s writing. Unsub is her best series and this book is the best of the best.
Repeat, repeat same facts over and over. Couldn’t wait for it to end!