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The Book Nook: "The Cove" (Catherine Coulter)


When most people think of me, they don't think of me being someone who might be interested in reading a romantic thriller.

But you'd be wrong...

The Cove is a quaint little postcard town made up only of old folk who sell the World's Greatest Ice Cream - a secret recipe that brings lots of tourists into town.

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 he believes she's the key. But is she really?
 

I was surprised and impressed by Catherine Coulter's book, "The Cove".  The story is interesting, suspenseful, and well paced.  I had a hard time setting the book down.  In fact I could only put it down when cooking.  I even spent precious sleep time in order to read it.  There is a wonderful blend of suspense, drama, romance, mystery, and humour weaved throughout the book.  There were little twists that occurred that made me wonder how it was involved with the overall plot, followed later on with a satisfying tying up of that loose end.  Just an enjoyable and entertaining story.

The characters were all equally engaging and unique.  From the elderly citizens of The Cove, to Sally, James, and his friend Dillon (who would go on to become one of the main characters of the series), each character was fully realized, and fascinatingly crafted.  You come to care about them, and want to see what happens to them next with baited breath.  I was quite impressed with how easily it was to suspend disbelief, and travel with them through the story.

"The Cove" was ultimately a fun start to Coulter's FBI Thriller series- one that I have collected and read since reading this book.  I absolutely recommend reading it, and I have actually re-read it a few times.  I also think it would make a great movie as well.  A very well deserved "Good".

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