Meg Gardiner can give much thanks to Stephen King for opening the door to her domestic success. In his former column in Entertainment Weekly, he indicated years back that he had discovered her work in the UK and predicted she would be the next suspense superstar. With an endorsement like that, you could either live up to it or fall short. Thankfully, Meg Gardiner has continued to be one of the smartest thriller writers working today, and US readers quickly clamored to her work the same way those in the UK had. She has gone on to win the highly coveted Edgar Award and spun two terrific thriller series starring Evan Delaney and Jo Beckett.