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Hemlock Bay
Catherine Coulter
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From Publishers' Weekly:

FBI agents Dillon and Lacey Sherlock Savich return (The Maze, etc.) in Coulter's latest romance thriller to take down the satanic child-killing Tuttle twins in a Maryland barn before rushing off to California to save Dillon's sister, Lily, from her in-laws. Once an accomplished cartoonist, Lily has battled depression since the death of her daughter despite, or perhaps because of, her husband, a psychiatrist more devoted to Lily's inheritance (her famous grandmother's paintings) than to Lily. After Dillon's friend, debonair art broker Simon Russo, reveals that four of the paintings are forgeries, Lily finds herself hypnotized, mugged, caught in a fire, chased onto a cliff and kidnapped as she and Simon fly from Washington to California to Sweden. Coulter creates such vivid characters and fast-moving plotlines that fans of her almost 50 novels will overlook her occasional leaps of logic (tiny Lily defeats a mugger with a few quick karate chops) and boilerplate dialogue (" 'A young guy tried to murder me this morning.' 'What? Oh, God, no!' "). In return, she spices up her story with a dash of gothic horror, a splash of romance and a steady determination not to take herself or her genres too seriously. When Lily is forced to don a chic Art Deco dress while imprisoned in a castle so she can be married against her will to a blind villain in a wheelchair, what's a reader to do but guess how long it will take the hero to climb out of the fjord to save her and calculate just how long it will take this cop confection to become a bestseller. (Aug.) Forecast: Coulter's genre-blending habits don't faze her loyal fans. Earlier Dillon and Lacey Sherlock adventures were all bestsellers, and most likely this one will be, too. Audio rights to Brilliance. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

In the first scene, Savich and Sherlock-FBI agents who met, fell in love, and got married earlier in the series-are involved in a shootout with two serial killers who have a possible demonic connection. The blood has barely dried when they must ride to the rescue of Savich's sister, who may or may not have tried to commit suicide. A multi-million-dollar art heist adds to the intrigue. Paul Costanzo and Renee Raudman use their acting chops to bring the characters to life. Raudman is particularly good as Mrs. Scroggins and other older characters, adding age to her voice without going over the line into humor. The use of both talents as narrator keeps the interest high with no confusion. VERDICT Listeners who enjoy mysteries will get their money's worth out of this one.-Kathy Bell, Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Lib., Brenham, TX (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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