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Avg. Rating: 2.59
Fine addition to series
This book published on a heavy bond paper feels a lot more substantial than the 370 pages that it contains but the story is entertaining and the characters appealing. The eighth entry in Catherine Coulter's exciting FBI series it is not quite as well conceived as the first four, THE COVE, THE MAZE, THE TARGET and THE EDGE, but it is an improvement over the weaker recent entries HEMLOCK BAY and THE ELEVENTH HOUR. In this episode Sherlock and Savich come to the aid of former FBI agent and friend Miles Kettering after his six year old son ,Sam, has been kidnapped. Sam manages to escape and is recovered by local sherrif and single mom, Katie Benedict. It is now up to Sherlock, Savich, Miles and Katie to discover the reasons for Sam's abduction and to apprehend the culprits. The story moves quickly along with the appropriate amounts of danger, suspense and romance to make a great summer read. (I do agree, however, with a previous review that occasionally the relationship between Sherlock and Savich and their somewhat stilted dialogue slows rather than enhances the plot.) Overall this is another winner for Coulter.
I bought this book because I love all of Coulter's older novels. I am really into the mystery thrillers right now and this sounded great. What a waste! I've never read a book where the characters lacked so much personality and chemistry. Even the dialog was boring and bland. As for the romance, what romance?! Are we really expected to believe that Katie and Miles get married after 1 week when they have barely talked to each other the entire time. This book was such a waste of time and money and a huge disappointment to a long time Catherine Coulter fan. Will think twice before buying any of her newer books.
Blind Side, Catherine Coulter
I have read three Coulter books now, with my favorite being Riptide. When I saw Blind Side in paperback, I grabbed it and thought I was in for an enjoyable quick read. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! This book is so poorly written, I could not believe that Catherine Coulter was the author. The story is just ridiculous, but even worse, the dialogue is very poorly written, the characters are not well-developed, and what has become of Savich and Sherlock? It is time for them to go away! Come on, Catherine, I KNOW you can do much better than this! Readers....look for a Coulter book with 4-5 star reviews; this is NOT one of them.
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