Search Results: "Meg Gardiner"


BOOK REVIEW

RANSOM RIVER by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 28, 2012

"It's hard to remember a time when a damsel was quite so distressed by so many different heavies. The tension, though synthetic, is so unrelenting that you'll cheer when Rory finally walks away from it all."
Gardiner shelves hard-used series heroine Jo Beckett (The Nightmare Thief, 2011, etc.) in order to put even more wear and tear on an employed, overcommitted California lawyer. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW TRACER by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2013

"If you can accept the preposterous setup, the ruthlessly two-dimensional villains and the world's most uncomplaining 5-year-old, Gardiner (Ransom River, 2012, etc.) will keep you up half the night with nonstop action and nary a pause for breath."
Gardiner's latest stand-alone revisits the story of Thelma and Louise, with Thelma played by a professional skip tracer and Louise by a refugee from kindergarten. Read full book review >

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UNSUB by Meg Gardiner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"Every detail Gardiner (Phantom Instinct, 2014, etc.) uses to grease the skids is over-the-top, but readers sucked into this vortex won't care; they'll be too busy counting down the hours to the appearance of the promised sequel, which seems poised to begin about five minutes after the final scene."
Move over, Zodiac. The latest of the countless fictional serial killers you've inspired gives you a blistering run for your money. Read full book review >

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THE LIAR’S LULLABY by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2010

"Catnip for Jeffery Deaver fans who can't wait for their next fix and like-minded souls who value constant stimulation over plausibility."
The SFPD once more calls on forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett, this time to help explain the shooting death of a singer/songwriter whose showy comeback entrance to a concert stage was cut short when she was shot halfway down her zipline. Read full book review >

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PHANTOM INSTINCT by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"The resulting action sequences, which fill the second half of the story, are never less than breathtaking but not nearly as interesting as the setup was."
Two wounded warriors team up to take down the lowlifes who hurt them and would love to kill them. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTMARE THIEF by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 21, 2011

"The mind-bogglingly improbable setup and the number of wild cards in the mix guarantee endless plot twists, most of them so diabolically engineered that you'll forget how wafer-thin the characters are."
Bay Area forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett's fourth case (The Liar's Lullaby, 2010, etc.) finds her caught in the middle of a fantasy crime spree turned deadly. Read full book review >

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WHAAM! by John Gardiner
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"Students of yesteryear counterculture may claim this as their new favorite book."
A topsy-turvy, kaleidoscopic journey through the 1960s by Australian-born writer John Gardiner. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE by Stephen Gardiner
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2002

"A fine train of architectural thought that needs airing and a bit more sunlight in order to gain a wide audience. (112 photographs and drawings)"
A dry historical survey of the forces and influences that have shaped what we call home. Read full book review >

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HAZARD by Gardiner Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2010

"The quiet authority of Harris' prose and his singular knowledge of an esoteric subject make this a suspenseful and informative debut, despite some predictable plot elements."
A fatal incident in a Kentucky coal mine triggers a layered and challenging probe. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE DOESN'T KNOW by Lina Gardiner
Released: June 25, 2012

"An entertaining and romantic adventure with engaging main characters and a story both fun and obvious."
When timid Raven Gale ventures out of her comfort zone looking for answers about her husband's mysterious death, she gets more than she bargained for: buried treasure, family secrets and a second chance for romance. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1993

"Hagiographic but largely disappointing. (Thirty-three pages of b&w illustrations)"
Massive, admiring biography of the controversial American sculptor of, among other works, Oscar Wilde's tomb; the W.H. Hudson Memorial in London; and figures of Churchill, Nehru, H.G. Wells, et al. Read full book review >