I was still in the mood to read a thriller when I picked up Catherine Coulter’s Knock Out. Two of Coulter’s well known characters are back in this novel: FBI agents Dillon Savage and Lacey Sherlock. Two cases are intertwined within the pages of this tale: a bank robbery and the search for a missing girl, seven year old Autumn. When the young girl is found by Ethan Merriweather, the sheriff of Titusville in Virginia, he learns that she is being hunted by her uncle Blessed – a man who has the ability to control others by looking at them. Dillon Savich becomes involved in the case when Autumn contacts him telepathically.
The story is nail-biting and fast-paced. I could not help cheering on for Autumn, a seven year old who is portrayed as brave and talented. There were moments when I was not sure whether she would survive – not only physically, but also emotionally. And every time she did, I cheered for her. Her mother, Joanna Backman, is fiercely protective of her daughter and is prepared to do anything to make sure she is safe.
I have read Catherine Coulter’s FBI stories before, and was not disappointed with this one. This tale was a quick read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys reading thrillers.
Do you enjoy reading FBI thrillers?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This novel was the sixth in my 50 book pledge for 2018)