Bomb Shell Book Review
|Published:||2013, Berkley Publishing Group|
|No. of Pages:||451|
|Cover Price:||$9.99 US|
Bomb Shell is the 17th installment in Catherine Coulter's FBI Thriller Series. FBI agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich are investigating the murder of the grandson of a former Federal Reserve Bank chairman in Washington, DC, and FBI Special Agent Griffin Hammersmith is sent to the Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, VA, where his sister has been found naked and unconscious lying in a pool of her own blood. It appears she was attacked while preparing to get into the shower, but there is plenty of blood in the shower – no body, however – and the blood doesn't belong to her. As the investigations proceed, there are other murders, and there is an underlying sensation of danger surrounding the main characters.
One of the characteristics of Coulter's writing in the FBI series, is that it is light and easy-to-read. There is no graphic violence, and although there is murder, the story doesn't dwell on the actual aspects of the murder; rather it dwells on the solving of it. The reader has a sense that the characters are regular people, and they act like people most of us know.
Even accomplished authors don't write great books every time. Bomb Shell isn't the best in the series, but it isn’t terrible either. Fans of the series will certainly want to read this installment, since the characters are old friends and it's nice to find out what happens in their lives. Those who aren't familiar with the series, would be better off by starting off by reading some of the earlier books in the series. Bomb Shell is fast moving, and an easy read; it contains several subplots with characters that interact, and has some romance in addition to the mystery and suspense, which is vintage Coulter.
This book was purchased with personal funds and no promotion of the book was solicited by the author or publisher.
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Bombshell (An FBI Thriller Book 17), Paperback
Bombshell (An FBI Thriller Book 17), Kindle
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