Book Review: The Dark Corners of the Night

THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT | Meg Gardiner
(UNSUB #3)
02.18.2020 | Blackstone Publishing
Rating: 5/5 stars

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The Midnight Man is hunting. He appears in the darkness like a ghost inside your house before you even have a chance to brush the sleep from your eyes. He’s hunting parents and leaving behind children to serve as tiny witnesses to the unspeakable horrors he is capable of causing. He is the legion of the night.

FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has been sent with her team to the suburbs of Los Angeles on the pursuit of the deadly Midnight Man. Something about this UNSUB doesn’t sit right with her immediately. Ranging from the killer’s targets to his methodologies, there is simply something not adding up. It will take all of Hendrix’s dedication to catch this killer, as it appears the frequency and intensity of the Midnight Man’s attacks are accelerating.

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THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT is the third installment in Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB series. As with the previous two installments, the reader is back following along with Caitlin Hendrix as she investigates a gruesome killer loose on the streets. This new installment picks up right at the heels of the conclusion of the previous book, which immediately provides resolution to the cliffhanger ending readers were given with INTO THE DARK NOWHERE.

Caitlin Hendrix is the star of the UNSUB series. She is an incredibly strong-willed behavioral analyst working for the FBI who is willing to put her life on the line to catch killers. As with previous installments in this series, Hendrix is quick to throw herself full heart and soul into the case of the Midnight Man. Backing her up are a well-rounded team to provide the details and clues Hendrix might miss without them, as well as her significant other, Sean, who serves as Hendrix’s rock and sounding board. 

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Meg Gardiner is always shocking me with the cases she dreams up for Hendrix to investigate. They are unique in the crimes and killers she creates. These cases definitely have a gore factor to them, which might turn off some audiences. I appreciate that Gardiner doesn’t use this gore for shock value. It’s there to show how deadly these killers are and exactly what dangers her lead character is up against. I love that often these cases include a bit of iconography, which add a unique touch to how the profile for the killer is developed. 

For those new to the UNSUB series, I highly recommend reading these books in order. I think you could get by reading them as standalones, but you’ll definitely be missing out on the connections to previous installments that thread throughout each book. This series is one of my absolute favorites and I look forward to each new release!


This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

A huge thank you to Blackstone Publishing and Booksparks for my free copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

 

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