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The Nightmare Thief

Meg Gardiner - Author

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ISBN 9780451235961 | 384 pages | 05 Jun 2012 | Signet | 4.29 x 6.77in | 18 - AND UP
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IGNORE THE SCREAMS. IT’S JUST PART OF THE GAME.

PLAY ALONG IN THE NEW NOVEL BY “THE NEXT SUSPENSE SUPERSTAR.”—Stephen King


Autumn wants something special for her twenty-first birthday. She has the sports car, the apartment, and the private college. Now she wants excitement. She’s going to get it. Daddy has signed up Autumn and her friends for the “ultimate urban reality” game: a simulated drug deal, jailbreak, kidnapping, and manhunt. Authorities know all about it.

That’s why they’re disregarding the cries for help. How convenient for a gang of players taking it to the next level. They’re playing for real. When forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett and her partner, Gabe Quintana, are pulled into the game, the stakes are raised. After all, nobody wants to spoil Autumn’s fun. And nobody is leaving this party alive.  


Praise for Meg Gardiner:

"Meg Gardiner is as good as Michael Connelly and far better than Janet Evamovich. And she can be fall-on-your-fanny hilarious...The next suspense superstar."
-Stephen King

"Stephen King is absolutely right. Meg Gardiner is an astonishing writer, and The Dirty Secrets Club is a humdinger of a thriller, with shocks and twists gaore. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."
-Tess Gerristsen

"A winner in every way. The Dirty Secrets Club is nuanced and layered-and a harrowing thriller that chews up the streets of San Francisco from the high-rises to the Tenderloin. Meg Gardiner makes every one of her characters leap alive off the page, and I personally am in love with the most compelling of them all, Jo Beckett-the psychiatrist who analyzes dead people for the cops and who's willing to trade her cell phone for a cup of coffee."
-New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

"Gardiner has created a tough, intelligent heroine who is as comfortable kicking butt and bad guys in the alleys of San Francisco as she is in a medical lab examining carbon nanotechnology and its effects on the brain."
-Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Jo Beckett may at times remind readers of Nancy Drew in her prime. Gardiner...with the eye and ear of a keen reporter, can capture the speech and manner of a self-important political staffer or a cynical cop, the pretentious ranting of a cyber-patriot or the e-mail venom of a deluded stalker."
-The Washington Post

"It cannor be overstated how talented Gardiner is. The action and thrills and twists never let up."
-Florida Times-Union




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