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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Gardiner Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Evan Delaney Thrillers Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781423361213
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Evan Delaney is shocked to learn that her ex-sister-in-law, Tabitha, has joined the Remnant, a religion with a dangerous and fanatical following. What is more alarming is that the unstable young mother plans to regain custody of her son and disappear with him into the fold of the church. She has the Remnant on her side, and they’ll do anything it takes—including murder—to get what they want. But it’s another member of the Remnant who’s killed, and when Evan’s brother becomes a suspect, Evan is dragged even deeper into the nightmare.

“From beginning to end, China Lake is a book no reader of thrillers will be able to put down. Great characters, dynamic plot, nail-biting action—Meg Gardiner gives us everything.” —Elizabeth George

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A suspenseful thriller, thanks in part to the quick-witted and even quicker tempered-Evan.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Winner of the 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandi | 2/14/2014

    " This book really needed tighter editing. It could have been a page turner but it was way too long and everything was so over the top. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa Kay | 2/5/2014

    " I loved this book. There were so many obstacles for the characters to get past and so many options as to who the culprits were that it kept you going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya Eby | 2/5/2014

    " The Evan Delaney series by Meg Gardiner is a fast-paced turbo-charged ride and I loved every minute of it. When you're reading it (I narrated it) the story plays like a movie. Crazy characters and situations but ultimately believable. The characters are interesting, flawed, and wonderful. You can read the books on their own, but I love the feel of the books as a collection. I was sad when the series ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lene | 2/1/2014

    " This is a book I've had on my book shelf for years without reading it and it turned out to be really great! It was a great story with lots of things going on and I found it really hard to put down towards the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janice | 1/30/2014

    " First in a series, and I am not sure I will read any of the others. This book is very fast paced, from one chaotic incident to another. I like books that take time for character development, and build a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Morton897 | 1/20/2014

    " Quick enjoyable read but I think she tried to put a little too much into the plot. It could have had a little less detail and fewer twists and had a more believable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Mallinson | 1/18/2014

    " Love Meg Gardiner. Always get through her books in one sitting as they are totally engrossing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Gold | 1/18/2014

    " Well-paced, likeable characters, no pie-in-the-sky ending. A great read all around, and I'm not generally a thriller reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 1/13/2014

    " Almost done . . . fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/1/2014

    " I loved this book! Pretty intense and a definite page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marca | 12/4/2013

    " Evan is TSTL and childish. Becomes tiresome after a while. Goes into increasingly dangerous and unbelievable situations. Law enforcement is potrayed as idiots. Not sure I'd read another Evan adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Massey | 12/3/2013

    " Enjoyed book. Was a little draggy in spots but well worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen McKeown | 11/15/2013

    " Very fun mystery based in Santa Barbara area. Fun heroine/protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 11/11/2013

    " The beginning was a little slow but it certainly picked up about halfway in "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin R | 9/3/2013

    " Wow, Evan Delaney's life goes from one tension filled drama to the next. From a funeral service to a religious revival, a book signing, a near kidnapping, getting arrested, a wasp attack, facing down a rabid dog, and that was just the first 150 pages. This book was one wild ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 8/10/2013

    " Meg Gardiner is amazing! I can't get enough of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/2/2013

    " This is a very well done chick-lit mystery. The characters are nicely developed and there's a lot of action. I guessed whodunnit early in the book, but still enjoyed the ride. I'll be reading the rest of the books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 10/3/2012

    " Endearing characters, great plot twists. Really hard to put down. Had my heart racing like I was right there with Evan & Luke when they had their lives on the line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 9/14/2012

    " An entertaining read with a different perspective. I thought the characters were well developed and the setting intriguing. Only wish I'd read it in it's original language, since the translator made some silly mistakes :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 5/4/2012

    " My cousin suggested this book and author. It is a series and I really enjoyed it. I am getting ready to read the next one in this series! I recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbye | 1/25/2012

    " 3.5 star page turner; good for long road trips "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winter Wren | 10/31/2011

    " Interesting, twisted "end of the world" cult mystery. Evan Delaney is too strong as a heroine and way too jaded. A bit to pat for my tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 5/30/2011

    " about to start a new series. whats wrong with me? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/26/2011

    " Wow, Evan Delaney's life goes from one tension filled drama to the next. From a funeral service to a religious revival, a book signing, a near kidnapping, getting arrested, a wasp attack, facing down a rabid dog, and that was just the first 150 pages. This book was one wild ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 2/17/2011

    " Great story, lots of action, couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meaghan | 2/1/2011

    " Very good despite too many 'final' showdowns. I'm curious to see what else this author can do with the mystery-thriller genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherree | 8/26/2010

    " It took a long time for this one to get going, in my opinion. However, once it did, it just raced along, and I wasn't ready for it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 8/2/2010

    " Meg Gardiner is amazing! I can't get enough of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afsana | 5/21/2010

    " I enjoyed this book and have enjoyed the series.

    i have not read the series in order but i din'rt really find that tat was an issue (except I suppose you know tHat she is going to live through it) though the heroines normally do "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/14/2010

    " Very fun mystery based in Santa Barbara area. Fun heroine/protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 3/8/2010

    " The Remnant has decided they don't want to wait for Armegeddon, they would prefer to start it. Books about religious fanatics always disturb me but this is really well written. I give it 4 stars. "

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About the Author
Author Meg Gardiner

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.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.