Jo Beckett
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 92 ratings)
  • 1
    The Dirty Secrets Club: Jo Beckett, Book 1 | Meg Gardiner

    The Dirty Secrets Club: Jo Beckett, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated By Tara Ward
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Jo Beckett is a forensic psychiatrist who profiles victims' lives to help solve their deaths. On a San Francisco street, she is confronted by a scene of pure carnage: four dead and five injured after a high speed pursuit. In the mangled remains of a BMW lies prosecutor Callie Harding, dead with the word "dirty" written in lipstick on her thigh. Why did Harding run from the police? Why did she crash through a bridge railing? Was it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Jo is a last resort in difficult cases.

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    After the explosive opening the book seemed to stall a little and I wondered whether in fact I was going to enjoy it as much as I had anticipated! But..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 June 2010 by JonR (Kettering, UK)
  • 2
    The Memory Collector | Meg Gardiner

    The Memory Collector

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated By Tara Ward
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Forensic psychiatrist Jo Beckett is called to the scene of an aircraft to help deal with an erratic passenger. She figures out that he’s got anterograde amnesia, and can’t form new memories. For every cryptic clue he is able to drag up from his memory, Jo has to sift through a dozen nonsensical statements. Suddenly a string of clues arises, something to do with a deadly biological agent, a missing wife and son, and a secret partnership gone horribly wrong.

    Gripping from the very start...

    Excellent, gripping, fast moving... There's no need to have read the first Jo Beckett book (Dirty Secrets Club) but it's an equally good book, and rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 April 2011 by Deborah (Chipping Norton, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Liar's Lullaby | Meg Gardiner

    The Liar's Lullaby

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated By Tara Ward
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Tasia McFarland is a washed-up singer desperate to get back to the top of the charts. As her star begins to rise again, the tabloids uncover the fact that Tasia is the ex-wife of the US president - which is one reason the world takes notice when she is killed by a bullet to the neck in front of a crowd of fans. Suicide is suspected, but when the ballistics report comes up empty, the authorities call on Jo Beckett to do a psychological autopsy. As Jo sifts through the facts, she only finds more questions....

    Story OK

    I usually like Meg Gardiner books and the main character, Jo Beckett. However, whether it is the narrating or this particular book, I ended up activel..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 November 2011 by faye (Watford, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    The Nightmare Thief | Meg Gardiner

    The Nightmare Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Meg Gardiner
    • Narrated By Tara Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Autumn Reiniger wants something special for her 21st birthday. Daddy’s bought her the car and the apartment, but now she wants excitement. And what Autumn desires, she gets. Her father signs up Autumn and five friends for an ultimate urban reality game. Edge Adventures alert the SF police that a “crime situation” is underway, so the authorities will ignore any squealing tyres or desperate cries for help. Then - when working on a case nearby - Jo Beckett encounters a group of men carting six sullen college kids to the woods....

    A gripping tale of wrongdoing, revenge & nastiness

    This is the fourth in Ms Gardiner's series featuring Jo Beckett, and, as with the other three, this is a gripping tale of wrongdoing and nastiness. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 26 June 2013 by DebB (Oxfordshire, England)