A vicious serial killer known as the Prophet reemerges after a twenty-year hiatus, forcing rookie investigator Caitlin Hendrix to inherit the case that drove her detective father over the edge. Now Caitlin must take up the mantle and delve deep into the Prophet's cryptic messages and ruthless mind games to track down a ritualistic killer while keeping her own sanity intact.
UNSUB by Meg Gardiner is an explosive game of cat and mouse with an ending that makes you want to grab the next book in the series immediately. Gardiner writes a fast-paced and suspenseful crime novel that borders on the realm of being a psychological thriller. I was particularly drawn to her clever use of symbolism throughout the book, which I won't spoil by giving away any details.
The book is full of strong characters that are well-developed and relatable. Gardiner builds a cast that you, love them or hate them, will find yourself caring about by the end of the book.
Although some of the crimes committed by the killer seem a bit over the top and gruesome, it doesn't impact the story at all. Gardiner creates a intricate plot that is a high-speed race to the finish line. UNSUB is well worth the read.