In the fourth Evan Dalaney novel, Evan returns to China Lake for her high school reunion and discovers that the death toll among her classmates is unusually high After two classmates are brutally murdered, Evan suspects something is up and begins to piece together what might be killing her classmates.It all stems back to a day when the group took a field trip to the local Navy base and were exposed to some kind of experiment The results are still haunting and affecting the group to this day an In the fourth Evan Dalaney novel, Evan returns to China Lake for her high school reunion and discovers that the death toll among her classmates is unusually high After two classmates are brutally murdered, Evan suspects something is up and begins to piece together what might be killing her classmates.It all stems back to a day when the group took a field trip to the local Navy base and were exposed to some kind of experiment The results are still haunting and affecting the group to this day and it also created a serial killer who is hunting down the people on the trip and slowly eliminating them Evan is forced to dig into her past to find answers and to try and stop the killer before he or she kills again And when Evan discovers she s pregnant, things become evenurgent.As a check your brain at the door and just enjoy the ride, Crosscut works well But the problems of having a first person perspective begin to break through as the novel progresses The story requires that some events unfold outside of Evan s viewpoint and Meg Gardiner shows us those events It s all about upping the suspence quotient, but unfortunately it proves distracting in the novel s final third Gardiner is forced to jump between three perspectives in the novel s final pages and it makes the ending seem a bit forced and overly melodramatic But the elements that come before it make it worth enduring some clunky writing in the final pages The story unfolds at a quick pace that keeps the pages turning and will hook you right in The overall conspiracy nature of what s going on is fascinating and done well enough to keep you guessing about certain elements, all the way up to the final revelations School s out for ever And the high school reunion is a killer Because something, or someone, is eliminating Evan Delaney s graduating classFor Evan, China Lake was a tough place to grow up But she didn t realise just how tough until, returning to the desert military base for her high school reunion, she discovers that a disturbing number of her classmates have died youngAnd the night of the reunion, another one is savagely butchered She is just the firstThere s a serial killer on the loose One with a major axe to grind with China Lake high school graduatesEvan Delaney s quick tongue and hot temper have got her into trouble before Now she faces her most dangerous challenge yet, at the hands of a ruthless serial killer whose murderous motives have their roots in her past Wow This is exactly how I like my serial killer thrillers to be like Gory, fast paced, thrilling and twists and turns all the way This was a roller coaster ride that i thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend I d forgotten how graphic Meg s books are Scary concept Lockdown book 24 The basic premise of Crosscut is a pretty good one Evan Delaney returns to China Lake for her 15 year high school reunion When she goes there she realizes that many of her classmates have died under unusual circumstances It all ties back to an explosion at the naval base where secret operations were being held during a class trip Now, some of her classmates are being murdered pretty horrifically, and it all ties back to Coyote, a CIA operative that was exposed to the same thing that is harmi The basic premise of Crosscut is a pretty good one Evan Delaney returns to China Lake for her 15 year high school reunion When she goes there she realizes that many of her classmates have died under unusual circumstances It all ties back to an explosion at the naval base where secret operations were being held during a class trip Now, some of her classmates are being murdered pretty horrifically, and it all ties back to Coyote, a CIA operative that was exposed to the same thing that is harming Evan s classmates.Although the concept was pretty good, the execution in this novel is very flawed My biggest issues was that it has massive believability and logic gaps about the size of a Mars crater There were too many things, especially related to Coyote, that made me cringe as I read them because they were so utterly unrealistic The character Coyote was also a poor one that lacked any shred of realism in terms of resembling an actual human being Further, the novel was riddled with clich s, especially the evil government entity that is so far off the books that nobody can even acknowledge that it exists, and the associated evil government characters that go along with these organizations Ultimately, this is a novel I would skip.Carl Alves author of Blood Street Talk about a thriller Wowza When Evan returns to her hometown for her 15 year class reunion she has no idea what a terrorizing ride she would shortly be on As If attending a class reunion is scary enough how about a serial killer taking out members of your class including 2 during the reunion I loved this book.There is something for everybody here School rivalries, serial killers, really bizarre crime scenes, super soldiers, government conspiracies, classified lab experiments, family drama. Evan Delaney returns in the new thriller from Meg Gardiner For Evan, China Lake was a tough place to grow up But she didn t realise just how tough until, returning to the desert military base for her high school reunion, she discovers that a disturbing number of her classmates have died young The morning after the reunion another is found, savagely butchered She is just the first Someone in China Lake has a major axe to grind with the class of 91 And that includes EvanI read this back Evan Delaney returns in the new thriller from Meg Gardiner For Evan, China Lake was a tough place to grow up But she didn t realise just how tough until, returning to the desert military base for her high school reunion, she discovers that a disturbing number of her classmates have died young The morning after the reunion another is found, savagely butchered She is just the first Someone in China Lake has a major axe to grind with the class of 91 And that includes EvanI read this back in 2013, so my memory is vague other than I remembered really liking books by this author I read this book when it first was published, loved it, then promptly forgot the title and have been looking for it for the last decade My kids were toddlers way back them I blame my brain fog on that This was a great, creepy serial killer mutant assassin book The characters are flawed and wonderful, the story moves along quickly, and I can t recommend it enough Plus, it shows just how far people will go to save a child, even if the child is not theirs. Holy Moly, this author is sooo talented Each progressive book seems intense Just when I think it cannot get freakier, it does It just took me 12 orto read the last 3 chapters I had to keep putting it down I have not hyperventilated this much since I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Seriously The imagination of this author is off the charts Holy Moly, this author is sooo talented Each progressive book seems intense Just when I think it cannot get freakier, it does It just took me 12 orto read the last 3 chapters I had to keep putting it down I have not hyperventilated this much since I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Seriously The imagination of this author is off the charts Although I figured out Coyote very early in the story, it didn t detract from the fast paced thriller Love this author and she s the best I ve read in a long time School reunions glad I ve never gone to any of mine