My Review: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.
After 20 books, I am officially breaking up with this series. While this 20th book, Insidious, was better than book 19, either the books have changed or I have changed and that magic that made me look forward to the latest book in this series every summer is gone. I think the series has gone on too long such that it is no longer is fresh and new (kind of running out of ideas). Specifically as to this book, what I really noticed was that all of the law enforcement characters in the book (of which there are a lot -- cops, FBI agents, etc.) had the same exact voice -- the same sense of humor, the same timing. I honestly could barely distinguish a vast majority of the characters in the book. Also, and I noticed this in book 19 as well, the romance is virtually nil. While the suspense has always driven the plot of the books in this series, there was always the great relationship of Savich and Sherlock as well as a revolving potential romance depending on the second story line. In this one, there was just nothing. I was really bored while reading this and I think it's time to move on. I will still cherish the first 15-16 books of this series and I already want to re-read a few of my favorites but this will no longer be an auto/pre-buy for me, and that is definitely sad.