Into The Cove comes Sally Brainerd, daughter of murdered Amory St. John of Washington, D.C., seeking sanctuary, and FBI Special Agent James Quinlan who's undercover and after her. He's got a murder to solve, and ...more
There is so much about this book that is bad that I can't even review it fully.
Susan "Sally" St. John is running from everyone after escaping an institution where she has been involuntarily committed for a mental breakdown. She also, possibly, killed her father. FBI agent, James Whatshisface, I dunno his name, I've forgotten, is tasked with tracking her down so that he can get to the bottom of the murder. Sally lands in "The Cove", seeking refuge with an estranged Aunt (because law enforcement...more
The writing was inconsistent and amateur in a lot of places, which I found surprising for such a well-known author. The dialogue seemed unnatural and forced in a lot of areas as well. Plus, James and Sally (or Susan... the author liked to switch that up a lot, which ...more
Book #1 on FBI Thriller
Sally Brainerd is on the run from an FBI agent, who believes she has information about her father’s murder, and from a sadistic doctor who wants to keep her quiet. She seeks sanctuary in a picturesque town called the Cove but strange things are happening there and the townsfolk are not what they seem. What is really going on in Sally’s life?
This is one of the worst plots I have ever read. It is ridiculously implausible ...more
First of all, Catherine Coulter was known at the time this book was published as being primarily a historical romance author. If this was her first foray ...more
The Cove is a small town Sally escapes to after the murder of her father. She doesn’t remember what happened that night, but she very well may have killed him. Or perhaps her mother killed ...more
It got pretty hokey fairly early on. Nowhere in the neighborhood of believable at almost any point, so don't go into this one without a healthy ability to suspend your disbelief.
The romance part was rather poor and totally undeveloped. The idea of insta love and 'I don't know you but would you marry me' was more annoying than grabbing. I just couldn't believe in any feeling between Sally and James who were completely strangers to each other.
I enjoyed the suspense part a little more. Although, it was definitely unrealistic an ...more
FBI Special Agent James Quinlan, trying to help the girl on the run.
Sheriff David Montebank, keeping law and order in a town called, "The Cove."
What a story. The action raced at Indi 500 speed, only to pause for a pit stop, then back on the track we went.
What a setting. Beautiful place that was home to the "world's greatest ice cream" - The Cove. As the reader seen early on, something is not right in paradise. But the old folk were so nice.
I'm already looking forward to ...more
It's repetitive and sometimes quite bizarre. I couldn't understand why characters were saying the odd things ...more
The main character is addressed by TWO different names - Susan and Sally - IN THE SAME PARAGRAPH. By the same person. And this interchangeable name thing is not addressed until 2/3 through the book. Sally is not a common nickname for Susan, Catherine Coulter. Just saying.
Sally/Susan is stupid enough to think that because no one in her family acknowledges her aunt, then the ...more