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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,427 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Gardiner Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jo Beckett Series Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781423361565
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An ongoing string of high-profile and very public murder-suicides has San Francisco even more rattled than a string of recent earthquakes: A flamboyant fashion designer burns to death, clutching the body of his murdered lover. A superstar 49er jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge. And most shocking of all, a U.S. attorney launches her BMW off a highway overpass, killing herself and three others.

Enter forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett, hired by the SFPD to cut open not the victim’s body, but the victim’s life. Jo’s job is to complete the psychological autopsy, shedding light on the circumstances of any equivocal death. Soon she makes a shocking discovery: All the suicides belonged to something called the Dirty Secrets Club, a group of A-listers with nothing but money and plenty to hide. As the deaths continue, Jo delves into the disturbing motives behind this shadowy group—until she receives a letter that contains a dark secret Jo thought she’d left deep in her past, a secret that ends with the most chilling words of all: “Welcome to the Dirty Secrets Club.”

Praise for Meg Gardiner:

“If you read Sue Grafton, Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, Michael Connelly, or Nelson DeMille, you’re going to think Meg Gardiner is a gift from heaven.” —Stephen King

“A winner in every way. The Dirty Secrets Club is nuanced and layered—and a harrowing thriller.… Meg Gardiner makes every one of her characters leap alive off the page.” —Jeffery Deaver

“Meg Gardiner is an astonishing writer, and The Dirty Secrets Club is a humdinger of a thriller, with shocks and twists galore. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” —Tess Gerritsen

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 2/6/2014

    " Super thriller. Jo Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist working thru her own private psychological trauma. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/24/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. The first few chapters were a bit annoying in terms of trying to figure out what was going on, but the book really came together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/4/2014

    " A sting operation went bad. Jo Becket, forensic psychiatrist had to do the cleanup work to solve several murders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucia | 12/14/2013

    " - Mystery Tour 2013 - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleisha Z Coleman | 11/28/2013

    " piece of beautiful crap. loved every minute of fast paced reading of sleaze, slime, murder and mayhem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 10/20/2013

    " Downloaded it from OverDrive and it was entertaining while cleaning. It does devolve into some car chasing and gun fights, but not too annoyingly so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/18/2013

    " This was a quick read and a very intriging mystery. Every turn had a new twist. Some events a little far fetched but I liked it a lot, none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 10/10/2013

    " This was quite readable but in the end it doesn't stand out and I probably won't remember it next month. The plot and characters were OK. I could have done without the personal crisis of the main character; it felt forced and wasn't tied in as well as it could have been. Eh... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele | 9/10/2013

    " A thriller that kept you guessing to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/13/2013

    " A lot of twists and turns throughout the entire book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Crystal | 7/20/2013

    " Not bad but not great. The rhythm was off. Too few realizations in the beginning and middle led to a glut of information all at the end. Still - a good story and good characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 6/19/2013

    " Once I got going with this thriller it was hard to put down. Once again, this one had a few surprises I did not see coming--some connections were left unexplained, but overall this book kept my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pddoherty | 6/1/2013

    " I really liked this book and the character Jo Beckett that I went to the library and got the Memory Collector. This book was filled with twists & turns "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margie Frazer | 1/6/2013

    " Needlessly complicated plot for a simple thriller. OK to read in an airport, although the cover might send the wrong signal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/5/2013

    " This is the first Meg Gardiner book I've read. I will def read more! I liked the characters--especially Jo Beckett. I liked the twists and turns, and the surprise at the end. Altho I had guessed at that one earlier in the book... other twists had made me take it off the table. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 3/12/2012

    " This was a great mystery book, it kept my interest, very exciting. I just hate the amount of language in a few spots. A great story that really kept me guessing until the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaynan | 10/19/2011

    " The language and violence in this book are a bit rough for me. It was full of suspense and action. After reading some other books that I liked so much, it was a little hard to get into this one at first. Once I made it about half way, I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 12/12/2010

    " Fast moving with an interesting female detective. Enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess - The Tales Compendium | 11/30/2010

    " A real page-turner with plenty of twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyn Treeger | 4/17/2010

    " Yay! I think I found a new series--one with a unique premise, too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merilee | 2/6/2010

    " Read this long ago. Remember being slightly disappointed. It was still a good read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JodiP | 12/6/2009

    " This was a good tale which kept me entertained. Even so, the main characters seems stereotyped and shallow. I would read another Jo Beckett feature if I was something pretty mindless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gena Divine | 10/14/2008

    " If I'd read this one first, I probably wouldn't have continued with the other books in the Jo Beckett series. The plot is simply too far-fetched for me. Still, an interesting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 7/1/2008

    " I found this book from an emial. It is the first of a series. I have since read books 2 & 3 and really like the main characters. I recommend this series for people who like mysteries and thrillers. "

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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

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.