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Blindside (FBI Thriller #8)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  6,181 ratings  ·  209 reviews
Catherine Coulter's fast-paced FBI novels featuring married agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich have rocketed up the New York Times bestseller lists and garnered millions of fans. Coulter's heady blend of action and intrigue, her "complex plotting and likable characters" (Publishers Weekly), grow more intoxicating with each book ? and reach new heights in Blindside. Wh ...more
Published July 28th 2003 by Brilliance Audio
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I thought I would try another Catherine Coulter book as I did not like the 1st one I read (The Cove) and gave her another chance. Alas, I did not like this one either. There were too many plot inconsistencies; and I did not like the writer's style, especially the corny dialogue - people do not realistically talk to each other the way she portrays them, especially small children. The plot twists were unbelievable. There was also a series of endings and not one big one which tied everything togeth ...more
I used to read Coulter waaay long ago when she wrote historical romances, but I stopped reading her because I had pretty much grow out of that style of book and her writing was very much "old school" romance novel. But after she went into writing contemporary thrillers like this I picked her up again. I liked generally but for some reason my overall interest in her petered out.

So I saw this one as an audiobook and decided, what the heck. I needed something to listen to on a long commute and got
I think Catherine Coulter is just not my style. The story is good enough, but she adds in other stuff I'm not interested in - like a weird sex room. Somehow this was a NYT Bestseller, so I guess other people like reading about it?

Plus, it's the same old mystery-writer's formula: obscure the real reason for the murder, add in a side story, a romance, an odd background story, a suspenseful reveal, and done. How can enough people read these mysteries again and again and not realize they're enjoyin
Aug 27, 2011 Merredith rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people reading the fbi series
Shelves: crime-mysteries
This is the 8th book in the FBI series. It wasn't a bad book, but wasn't my favorite either. Just kind of a book that's there, in the series. I was a bit incredulous about the ending, not the ending of the mystery, but the ending in the characters personal lives. it was way too unrealistic. If you're gonna read this as a stand-alone book, i'm not sure if you'd want to, but if you're reading the whole series, then it's a pleasant enough read.
Ann F.
I bet if I looked hard enough.....

I would find this novel in paperback, somewhere in the house. Doesn't matter, I bought it for my Kindle Fire anyway.

I remembered the plot once I got through the first few pages, but forgot enough of it to still enjoy reading it again.

I like that all the FBI series books seem to have two problems going on at the same time. I am very good at following the plot, so this just adds to the enjoyment for me.

In "Blindside", Miles has lost his son to kidnappers, but the
This book had too many things going on! Kidnapping, serial killer, love story, revenge. Author could have written 3 seperate books.
Jennifer Ware
The plot had some good twists, but her writing of the interactions between characters comes off as really forced.
Not one of her better efforts, good but she is usually excellent.
This book was all over the place. It seemed like the author was throwing out so many situations that just didnt make sense. Lets begin with the gym stalker for Dillon Savich. Why was that EVEN IN the book? Next with the kidnapping of his friend's son. The book mostly deals with that but there is so much wrong with THAT, I just shake my head at. When Agent Sherlock tells Sherrif Benedict her husbands fetish with the hair rollers? Well, THAT came out of the blue and why on EARTH would you say that ...more
Bev Walkling
This is the second book I've read in this series in the past few weeks and was equally enjoyable to the first one which though I read it first, was actually written later. Although the FBI series has two main characters, married FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, I discovered that as in the previous book I'd read (Knockout) they don't really seem to be the main characters in the book. There seems to be a pattern (based on these two books) where there are two different mysteries happeni ...more
Six year old Sam ran out of the forest in the pouring rain and changed Sheriff Katie Benedicts life forever. Getting him dried off and his father, Miles Kettering, called, the Sheriff found out that he had been kidnapped. Brave Sam had saved himself and with the help of Sheriff Benedict and her daughter, he got warm and they settled to wait for his dad. Miles was flying out to get his son with long time friend Dillon Savich and got to the sheriffs house in time to see that it was not over yet.

Dotti Elrick
Sam Kettering is six years old, and hes been kidnapped. He escapes through a bedroom window when his kidnappers are arguing. He runs as fast as his little legs will carry him. He emerges from a wooded area right into the arms of sheriff Katie Benedict and her five year year old daughter Keely.
Katie contacts Sam's dad, Miles Kettering, who immediately flies to Tennessee to retrieve his son.
But the kidnappers are not giving up. They try several more times to take Sam. Even when the initial two k
With two cases to solve Catherine Coulter couldn't have made the novel more thrilling. Savich and Sherlock, an FBI couple known for their crime fighting skills, are called in to assist on the investigation of the deaths of 5 teachers in Washington. If a serial killer wasn't enough, Savich's best friend and former FBI agent, Miles Kettering, discovered that his son Sam was kidnapped and must race against time to save him before any harm can come to him. Katie Benedict, the local Sheriff in a smal ...more
Blindside - FBI Triller #8 - Savich and Sherlock - (Katie Benedict and Miles Ketterling, plus Ben Raven) - Miles son is kidnapped and the brings in Savich and Sherlock. There is a Tennessee church involved with the death of math teachers.

When six-year-old Sam Kettering is kidnapped and manages to save himself, everything's over, right? Not by a long shot.

Sheriff Katie Benedict contacts Sam's father, Miles Kettering, ex-FBI agent, and he and Savich fly to eastern Tennessee to determine why Sam wa
Blind Side was my first thriller book that I have read. Just like the other thriller stories, the beginning of the story was quite puzzling and confusing, and as the story went everything started to be in an order and at the end uncertainty and strangeness were solved. Of course, Blind Side also had quantities of difficult words or words that might not be able to understand by 9th graders and the beginning of the book was somewhat boring, which might make some people, just like me to lose the in ...more
C.J. Shane
Our Friends of Library organization has regular book sales - really great books sales. I picked up _Blind Side_ at one of those sales. I found this to be an easy read. It's the sort of book you might read in the airport while waiting for a plane because it requires minimal attention and effort to read. For a suspense novel, it moved too slowly. There were too many long, not especially interesting asides that took readers away from the plot. It was so easy to predict who the bad guys were that I ...more
Ninth book in the series, and it was no way as good as the first four.

Truly, I was not impressed. The characters, except for Sam, were really unoriginal. I didn't like the plot at all - it still made no sense. The only thing I liked was the setting. Seems it's a really beautiful spot to see.

I felt absolutely nothing between Katie and Miles except comfortability. Sure, they were attracted to each other, but I felt no sparks whatsoever. Like ending up together was inevitable.

Not impressed. Back in
Bldavis710 Davis
I'd give this book right at 4 stars. It was a good story & easy to read when reading it as a stand alone story vs follwing along in order with the series, I'll admit this wasn't my most favorite out of Coulter's other books I've read & the story line was sometimes a tad far-fetched but overall it was still an entertaining read & decent story that was easily readable within a few days.
Blind Side is one of my favorite books. When it comes to books I am very picky with what I read but this book definitely caught my attention. It started out really fast. Within the first twenty pages it was already off into an intense start. Just when you think the book is going to get boring, something big happens. The book is approximately three hundred and seventy pages long, and half way through the book so many big things happened. Once I was half way done I thought it was just going to be ...more
Judy Goodnight
3.5 actually but I enjoy this FBI thriller series overall so I'll bump it up to a 4.

This can be a stand-alone read but characters & events from prior books in the series are referenced.

What I liked:
Sheriff Katie - strong female character, does her job well, knows how to manage people but not a b@ll-buster.
Sam & Keely - the cute kids
Miles, Sam's dad - ex-FBI agent, now runs the family helicopter business, strong & loving dad
The East Tennessee setting - made me want to spend an autumn
Pr Latta
[audio] Not the strongest entry in the FBI Thriller series, I found this fine for background entertainment to chores. Mom-lit tag for a child-centered / protective dads plot. Series-wise, there are references to the Eleventh Hour and toddler Sean but not many other tie-ins. Coulter makes the mountains of Tennessee sound idyllic and brings in classic local details of the Washington DC metro area. No real zing though Coulter obviously was making sure the reader felt the connection between the vari ...more
Kathleen Peralez
love how this book has me at the edge of my seat, everytime I turn the page I get more and more into the book, I never want to put this book down and if u haven't read this book before I highly recommendation to do so u will be at the edge of your seat like I am !!!!!!!
Karen Szymusiak
Another good mystery from Catherine Coultier. The story grabbed me into its tale from the first page as the kidnapping of a young child becomes the center of an investigation.
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Vera Maslow
Loved the characters in this book and the action. It almost pushes it past the 3 stars. Even the side plot for Sherlock and Savich was not too distracting. The issues I had with this one is that some things just came out of the blue and I was like wait, what, why? at times this was just the interaction dialogue it was why would you say that to someone? weird. The gym chick, why are you in there?
It was a quick, easy read. Not much thinking and guessing really went into this mystery. Even the rom
The plot was not propelled in a easy or natural way but in a very forced direction likely due to the authors original ideas for the book.
A fast read and interesting story. Had just finished a Lee Child novel, so I found this lacking technically but enjoyable.
Not bad for a quick weekend read. The crime part of the story is better than the unnecessary romance.
Deborah Bobo
Good story, but a bit disjointed. The story jumped around a great deal. Small town Sherriff runs across Sam, a 6 year old who has just escaped from his kidnappers. Sam in the son of a former FBI agent, but no one is sure why he was targeted. Sam’s dad flies in to get him, but finds himself in the middle of a complete mess. The kidnappers return and attempt to take Sam again and again. What makes Sam so desirable? Sam’s dad Miles also falls in love with Sam’s rescuer, Katie and Katie’s daughter a ...more
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  • Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5)
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