Starlet, Star Bright…

Hello everyone!  Hope your week went well!  There have been some VERY exciting things happening in my neck of the world.  I was invited to read a preview of Catherine Coulter’s “Insidious” by the publishers directly!  I’m SOOO glad that I took them up on the offer, let me tell you.  The Book release was on 8/9, and I was supposed to have posted this teaser/review then.  But, you know how I do…  Always late.  But, I promise, there’s a reason for my delay this time.
It officially came out Tuesday, and I’ve already read this book twice.  One as the preview that they sent to me, and the second as an Audiobook.  I loved it THAT much! I mean, just read the Synopsis of the book that they sent me, and I think you’ll understand just WHY I got hooked right away.

InsidiousBookJacket“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.”


Riveting, huh? I thought so.  But then, I’m in LOVE with Catherine Coulter’s work.  I mean come on, the woman is a wonderful writer and I always love her work.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading one of her books, click the links below.  You’ll see a list of her wonderful stories.  You won’t be sorry, I promise!  🙂


Catherine Coulter’s Social Links:


My Take:
The first read through of this book went so fast, because I was invested in Ms. Coulter’s wonderful story.  I’ve always loved the characters of Savich and Sherlock, but this time we get to know their son Sean a bit too, which is pretty awesome.  We also get to know a bit more about their artistic sides as well as their ability to think through a mystery really quickly.  Once the first readthrough was done, I simply wanted more of this wonderful story.  I decided I wanted to have several mediums to read this book on, so I kept my pre-order of the book on Audible as well. For this book in the series, there was a dual readership going on.  Both Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews did a wonderful job of bringing the voices in this wonderful book to life. Not only could you tell that they enjoyed the story as they were reading, but there were a few accents that were used, to make this rich story even better.


My Goodreads Review:
As soon as I finished both versions of this book, I made sure to review it on Goodreads, as well as leaving a comment for Catherine on her blog.  Here’s what I wrote there on Goodreads.

I absolutely LOVED this book. It had more mystery elements than I remember of the series, but there was definitely the usual “wow Savich figured it out pretty fast” element right at the end. I listened to this through Audible, and I really liked the dual-readership they had going on! All around, well done! 🙂


But, sometimes reading is believing.  Read the book, and let me know what you think.Also, you’ll have to read the book for yourself to know…



Insidious can be found on MANY different Mediums:


Hope you enjoyed my review as much as I loved the chance to review this wonderful book!  Till Next Time!  -Silver-

No Shit, Sherlock!

As my title suggests, that’s my favorite line of this new audiobook series I’ve been reading… so far.    I’m sure there will be other lines that apply to my sense of humor over the course of it.  But then, I get ahead of myself.  A bit more explanation is in order, I think…

I’ve been listening to Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series on audiobook while knitting all of the things!!!  There are 19 total.  I’ll be posting a bit about each as I finish it.  It may be a bit, as I’m waiting on credits for audible/paydays to get more.  I believe I have enough to get this series begun, at the very least…

As before, with the Anita Blake Series, if you click the links below, you will be brought right to that book’s analysis.  So, grab your project, sit back, and relax…  In the words of Vince Fontaine in Grease “Away we go!!!”  🙂


The FBI Series:

  1. The Cove
  2. The Maze
  3. The Target
  4. The Edge
  5. Riptide
  6. Hemlock Bay
  7. Eleventh Hour
  8. Blind Side
  9. Blow Out
  10. Point Blank
  11. Double Take
  12. Tail Spin
  13. Knock Out
  14. Whiplash
  15. Split Second
  16. Backfire
  17. Bombshell
  18. Power Play
  19. Nemesis
  20. Insidious (New, August 2016)


Book 1: “The Cove”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

As with every book in a series, it begins with a great mystery.  We hear about a woman named Sally (her last name is not that important, the further into the book we go, as she hates it as much as one could possibly hate their last name.  It’s Brainard, if you must know…), who is on the run from something.  It is not easily apparent as to what she’s running from.  We learn this shortly after reading the first few sentences.  Sally has to adjust a wig, which would tell readers that she is on the run…  It pulls you in, right from the beginning.  We learn that Sally believes she is running from the law after murdering her Stepfather, and then the men trying to bring her back to a Sanitarium.

She arrives in a small little town (The Cove) where her Aunt Amabel lives with her older friends.  It’s a mystery as to HOW the “World’s Greatest Ice Cream Shop” can singlehandedly bring The Cove back from the brink of decay and extinction.  All without the help of young people to do the work.  This fact doesn’t really bother Sally at first.  Her main concern is weither or not she’s been followed.  She believes that the only one who would be following her, is the doctor and his minions are the only ones who could be following her.  When in fact, FBI Special Agent James Quinlan has been following her.  He wants to know the truth of what happened to her Stepfather.

I won’t give away the mystery.  You’ll have to read it for yourself…  I’ll just leave this little tidbit.  Sally and James end up solving both issues together, along with the help from Special Agent Dillon Savich (a computer wizard) .  Their relationship started off with a rocky start (she ends up getting injured on her motorcycle trying to get away from him), but it grows from there.  So much, that we see them further down the road.


Book 2: “The Maze”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

If you were wondering, THIS is where I got the title of this entry from…  One of the cops said it at the very end of this book.  He, apparently, had been waiting the entire course of the book to say it.  To be honest, I had a feeling it was coming.  It would have been the first joke out of my mouth, given the main character’s name…  The author showed her restraint in making that joke at the very end of the book!  🙂  LOL.

This is another mystery.  It revolves around the growing relationship between Special Agents Dillon Savich & Lacey Sherlock.  Savich’s department at the FBI revolves around catching Serial Killers by using his computer programming skills.  The Maze (or String) Killer is the Guy that Sherlock has been chasing since she was 19, and is the reason she wanted to join the FBI.  Together, she and Dillon catch him twice.  He escapes from the mental institution where the judge had him committed due to how the trial ended up working out.  We learn at the same time that Sherlock does, HOW she knows about the kind of man that this Serial Killer actually is as we read on.

It was a REALLY good read.  Trust me, it’s worth a listen.  The reader does a great job as well.  There is a lot of subtle jokes/nuances to the story that may be overlooked if not read properly.  She does a great job, and I was engulfed in the story as I was listening.


Book 3: “The Target”

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter's website

Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website

Just started this today (9/22), and can’t wait to see what happens next!  It starts off with some great action!  🙂


Book 4: “The Edge”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 5: “Riptide”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 6: “Hemlock Bay”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 7: “Eleventh Hour”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 8: “Blind Side”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 9: “Blow Out”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 10: “Point Blank”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 11: “Double Take”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 12: “Tail Spin”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 13: “Knock Out”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 14: “Whiplash”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 15: “Split Second”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 16: “Backfire”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 17: “Bombshell”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 18: “Power Play”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 19: “Nemesis”


Photo Courtesy of Catherine Coulter’s website


Book 20: “Insidious”


Photo Courtesy of Goodreads. As the book isn’t out yet, I expect the cover art will change.

When I saw that this one wasn’t due out until this July, I was excited to go and pre-order it.  I’ll do my review of it once I have finished it.  Until then, you’ll have to wait on baited breath with me!  Until then, CHEERS!  😉

Update 8/12: I got contacted by the Publishers to review this one, even before it was out…  You’ll have to wait a bit for this review, as I’m JUST about done with it!  But, it will be worth the wait, I promise you!  🙂



Hope you enjoyed my review of this series as I loved listening to them!  Till next time!  – Silver –