Insidious by Catherine Coulter
Published by Gallery Books
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Source: Sullivan and Partners, LLC
Synopsis: Insidious is the twentieth thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter’s FBI series. FBI agents Savich and Sherlock must discover who is trying to murder Venus Rasmussen, a powerful, wealthy society icon. They soon find out that the danger may be closer than expected.
Venus Rasmussen, a powerful woman who runs the international conglomerate Rasmussen Industries, believes someone is poisoning her. After Savich and Sherlock visit with her, someone attempts to shoot her in broad daylight. Who’s trying to kill her and why? A member of her rapacious family, or her grandson who’s been missing for ten years and suddenly reappears? Savich and Sherlock must peel away the layers to uncover the incredible truth about who would target Venus.
Meanwhile, Special Agent Cam Wittier leaves Washington for Los Angeles to work with local Detective Daniel Montoya to lead the hunt for the Starlet Slasher, a serial killer who has cut the throats of five young actresses. When a sixth young actress is murdered, Cam comes to realize the truth might be closer than she’d ever want to believe.
With breakneck speed and unexpected twists and turns, Coulter’s Insidious will leave you breathless until the shocking conclusion.
Personal Thoughts: I was so excited to get my hands on the latest FBI thriller early which involves both Sherlock and Savich. I love reading the annual releases and am always wanting more as I can never get enough.
I loved the layout of the story and how there were 2 mysteries to solve, not just one. Savich and Sherlock are investigating the murder attempts on Venus Rasmussen and the murderer has to be someone they know. On the other side, Special Agent Cam Wittier is sent to Hollywood to investigate the deaths of aspiring actresses. The murders are especially brutal.
She has an exceptional way of putting the reader into the story. Her descriptions paint the most marvelous pictures in my head, her characters are still growing and the humor is just a cherry on top. The interactions between the characters and the way their conversations are written just draw you in. It is a never ending race against time and Insidious does not disappoint in having a great plot line, being a page turner which keeps you on your toes.
Although I had a good feeling who was responsible for both crimes, Catherine Coulter threw in some twists and turns that went completely the opposite way and blew me away. I highly recommend this book to fans of Coulter as they will not be disappointed and will be left wanting more.
Rating: 4/5 Stars