Hemlock Bay by Catherine Coulter (‘FBI’ series Book #6)

Berkley Publishing Group

Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: June 14, 2002 - 352 Pages - ISBN: 0515133302 - Published By: Berkley Publishing Group

 

Hemlock Bay

by Catherine Coulter

‘FBI’ series Book #6

Madness and murder rip through the latest suspense novel by the bestselling author of Riptide.

After five consecutive New York Times bestselling FBI novels, Catherine Coulter is a majoy player in contemporary suspense. “Her suspense thrillers seem to get better and better,” confirms Midwest Review of Books. Now Hemlock Bay continues the streak.

FBI agent Dillon Savich is on a challenging case involving the kidnapping of two teenage boys, when trouble boils up in his personal life. His younger sister, Lily, has crashed her Explorer into a redwood in the California town of Hemlock bay. Is this another suicide attempt, the second since the loss of her young daughter some seven months ago? Savich and his wife and fellow agent, Lacey Sherlock, discover that four paintings left to Lily by her very famous grandmother, artist Sarah Elliott, paintings now worth millions, are at the heart of an intricate conspiracy. Lily and art broker Simon Russo are thrust into ever-widening circles of danger that radiate from a notorious collector’s locked room.

Dillon Savich and his sister both will have to face their worst fears in order to survive.

Review: Since the disappointment of The Edge, the books have gotten better… but not by much. I liked the plots in this one, and the small twists, but otherwise, that’s it. Savich and Sherlock are return characters and are true to the first time they appeared, but there wasn’t enough heat between Lily and Simon for me. I didn’t find their characters very strong. They weren’t flat, they just didn’t pop off the page at me, like I’m used to in a good novel. It was like, they were there – that was the end of it. Readinga bout what they’re going through, and my only reaction was ‘hunh’. Sure, the action part of it was good, and the ‘bad guys’ were enough to make my skin crawl and my stomach wrench, and I think that would be about the best part of the book. I can only hope that it gets better from here.

Rating: .75

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