Meg Gardiner’s Highly-Anticipated Third UNSUB Book Coming in February 2020

On February 18, 2020, FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix returns to take on a terrifying new serial killer in The Dark Corners of the Night, the latest novel from Edgar winner Meg Gardiner. 

Gardiner, who launched her new series in 2017 with the hit novel UNSUB, made headlines back in April when Deadline reported that she and fellow The Story Factory writers Steve Hamilton and Reed Farrel Coleman were moving to Blackstone Publishing. The move, which saw all three writers leave Penguin Random House, was engineered by powerhouse agent Shane Salerno, who also reps Don Winslow and Adrian McKinty, among others.

The unprecedented deal made plenty of waves in the publishing world, leaving readers excited for what was to come . . . and we now have our first look at what to expect from Gardiner’s next thriller—which follows Caitlin Hendrix to Los Angeles where she’ll attempt to stop a killer known as the “Midnight Man.” Check out the cover art and plot details below.


The Dark Corners of the Night.jpgI 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.



Meg Gardiner is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including the Evan Delaney series, of which China Lake won the Edgar Award.

Fans excited to for Gardiner’s next UNSUB book can now pre-order The Dark Corners of the Night here or anywhere else books are sold. 



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.


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