Insidious Book Review

Insidious Book Review

Title: Insidious
Author: Catherine Coulter
Published: August 9, 2016, Gallery
No. of Pages: 368
Cover Price: $27.00 Hardcover, $12.99 Kindle

Insidious is the twentieth installment in the popular FBI series by Catherine Coulter. Savich receives a telephone call from his late grandmother’s best friend, Venus Rasmussen, who is convinced someone is trying to kill her. She is the powerful force behind Rasmussen Industries, is 84 years old, but isn’t ready to die and leave the money and control of the company to her heirs. Meanwhile, there is a serial killer targeting would-be actresses; he sneaks into their homes during the night and slashes their throats. Because there are several murders from different jurisdictions, Savich is called in to assist, as well as FBI agent Cam Wittier, whose actor parents live in the area close to most of the killings. Cam works with Detective Daniel Montoya from a local sheriff’s department to investigate.

Coulter, who is a veteran best-selling author, has created characters that, while a little far-fetched (they are all beautiful or handsome, smart, talented, well-connected – well you get the picture), have become our friends as we have read the previous nineteen installments of this series. The books are well-written, but, some of the situations and scenarios are unique and not quite believable, especially where the behaviors of law enforcement are concerned.

Coulter has a romance novel background, so like the other books in the series, this one has some romance between the characters. There is, also, plenty of suspense, dozens of twists and turns, and an ending that isn’t easy to guess. There isn’t however, graphic sex or violence, so the book is suitable for most. Insidious is very fast moving, so it is great to curl up with on a lazy afternoon or for an airline trip or visit to the beach.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

This book may be purchased at Amazon:
Insidious (An FBI Thriller)

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