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Meg Gardiner, read by Hillary Huber. Penguin Audio, , unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hrs., $45 ISBN 978-1-5247-2279-1

Narrator Huber provides plenty of chills as she maneuvers her way through the twists and turns this dark thriller. In the 1990s, a serial killer known as the Prophet terrorized the citizens of San Francisco. Twenty years later, new deaths begin to occur, each bearing the distinctive markings of the Prophet. Detective Caitlin Hendrix, whose father was the lead detective on the original case, is now in charge. Huber does an excellent job in bringing Gardiner’s characters to life. Her Caitlin is stalwart, determined and single-minded to a fault, while Caitlin’s father’s sounds constantly distraught by his failure to solve the case the first time around. She voices the Prophet in a mechanical, detached voice that makes the maliciousness of his threats all the more haunting. Huber increases the suspense by slowing down the pacing as the final confrontation between Caitlin and the Prophet grows ever nearer. A Dutton hardcover. (June)