The Dirty Secrets ClubUnknown - 2008
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"