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FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock are joined by one of their own and a Virginia sheriff in an extraordinary case that immerses them in the world of psychic visions, mind benders, and communications with the dead....

Title : Double Take
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ISBN : 9780515144697
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 340 Pages
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Double Take Reviews

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-10-21 23:14

    Unbelievable...and by that, I mean literally unbelievable. A rundown of the first chapter: An FBI agent sees an unknown woman get punched in the face, and then the assailant pulls a knife on her. When said FBI agent yells at the assailant, he runs away, after tossing the woman over the side of the pier into the bay. FBI agent, because he's not only an FBI agent but also an honorable man, rescues woman from the ocean, and revives her with CPR. Then, because she tells him to, he doesn't call the police. Instead, FBI agent carries (still) unknown woman to his personal vehicle, drives (still) unknown woman to her mansion home, takes (still) unknown woman upstairs to her bedroom and her master bath, then strips down (still) unknown woman and himself to their underwear and gets into a warm shower with her. Then, FBI agent puts on men's clothes that (still) unknown woman provides for him, and decides he will now call someone he knows in the local police department. And then, finally, finds out who unknown woman is. T-o-t-a-l-l-y unbelievable. Not to mention that the dialogue throughout the book is so stilted that I found myself groaning more often than grinning. Where I used to love the Dillon and Savich stories, Ms. Coulter's newer works have left me longing for the books of old. If you must, check DOUBLE TAKE out from your local library. Or wait until it comes out in paperback. In my opinion, it's definitely not worth the hardcover price.

  • Joy
    2018-11-16 05:18

    I bought this at the library for 50 cents! Somebody donated it but it looks like new. :-)I really enjoyed this thriller. First of all, parts of it take place in San Francisco (one of my favorite places to visit)and it was fast paced and full of interesting characters. Catherine Coulter has written a series of books with FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock as the main characters and this is number 11. Having read and enjoyed Double Take, I now want to go back and read more in the series. I wonder if any of them have been made into movies as they are full of action and would be exciting to a viewer as well.

  • Debbie
    2018-11-08 22:14

    This is a continuing story of Sheriff Dixon Noble and Agent Ruth Warnecki. Dix father in law receives an interesting call from a friend that says after three years of looking, he saw the sheriffs wife in San Francisco. Dix knows he has to find the truth before he can move on with Ruth. Judge Sherlock houses Dix and helps to connect him with women he came to see. Savich and Sherlock also end up with a case in San Francisco involving a psychics widow, Julia Ransom, who seems to have a professional assassin after her. Luckily Special Agent Cheney Stone seems to be in the right place at the right time. These two cases seem to have more than just the city in common, several of the same people are associated with both investigations, Savich and Sherlock don't think it's a coincident.The completion of the character of Dixon Noble is great to see, Ruth is lower keyed and easier to handle aslo. Julia and Cheney are so natural together, it almost takes you by surprise to see how quickly things have happened. It is easy to forget this is all suppose to have happened in about a week. As usual, Savich and Sherlock are the loving dual and the ending is a beautiful thing, for the car lover in everyone.This is definitely a series book, there are many references to other places and people, you really do need to read several of the previous books to get all of what is going on. Especially Point Blank, but there is minor references to people in Blow Out, Eleventh Hour, Hemlock Bay and The Edge.

  • Sheri
    2018-11-16 23:09

    Double Take (FBI Thriller, #11) Catherine CoulterSuspense/Murder/MysteryFBI agents Sherlock and Savich are back in this thriller. Julia Ransoms' husband August was murdered. He is not an ordinary guy , he happens to be a medium, he speaks to the dead. She is being fingered in this murder. Special agent Cheney Stone is called in to investigate (with the help of Savich and Sherlock.).Meanwhile Sheriff Dixon Noble gets a call from his father-in-law Chappy Holcombe. Chappy is distraught, he believes he has seen his daughter Christie. The only problem with that is Christie has been missing for over three years presumed dead. Dixon (Dix) is hot on the scene, where he meets Charlotte Pallack, who bears a striking resemblance to Christie.Cheney and Dix come together, also with the assistance of Sherlock and Savich to unravel this mystery before another body turns up dead. Can the two cases be related? What is the connection to the mysterious Charlotte Pallack, is there a connection to the late Christie, and finally will Christies' case finally be solved.Fantastic Nail-biting all night read. I am a HUGE fan of Catherine Coulter, and although this is number 11 in the FBI series, Ms. Coulter has certainly not lost her touch. I look forward to more great reads by Catherine Coulter.Catherine Coulter

  • Eva
    2018-11-07 04:10

    This was a pretty good book, but not everything was thought out. I have a few problems with the book in general, not the story so much:In The Maze we meet Sherlock's parents. Mrs Sherlock is constantly accusing Mr Sherlock of trying to kill her, of having girlfriends, etc. She is completely delusional. Suddenly now she's alright, madly in love with her husband and normal? Also i would like to see Sean more, it seems Coulter uses him as a prop to make little family scenes that warm your heart, but you never get to know him, and it seems, neither do his parents. Taking a nanny along to visit the grandparents? The sex scene leaves wanting for more (I never thought i would say that), compared to other books it was really nothing. They each go to their own bed at night, and in the morning they're together all of the sudden, with nothing leading up to it, which we find out from the housekeeper? Not Coulter's usual style. That said the story was intriguing, even though the psychic business was weird. I do like how they were all quirky. Too bad we don't find out August Ransom's quirkiness, he sounds like a saint.I am also happy Dix Noble found out what happened to Christie, the moment I read in point blank that the wife was missing (and they didn't find her at the end of the book) I knew there would be another book.

  • Paraphrodite
    2018-11-05 01:25

    More "WooWoo" stuff with Savich having more "psychic" encounters, but I'm glad that this book ties up some loose ends from the previous book "Point Blank".

  • Jeanne Utley
    2018-11-13 04:16

    This is was TRULY fast-paced!! It was a "who dunnit" AND a "cat & mouse" thriller AT THE SAME TIME!! I LOVED this book!! I was almost as happy to see Dix & Ruth as I was to see Sherlock & Savich! Cheney and Julia seemed like a couple the 1st night they met!! Theirs was an easy "coming-together", in my opinion. I was glad that EVERYONE got closure( even one of the bad guys). I was SO invigorated once I finished this book that I KNEW I HAD to write a review!!! 5-STARS 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

  • Dotti Elrick
    2018-10-22 02:17

    Julia Ransom is finally getting over the murder of her husband, famed psychic /medium August Ransom. Finally feeling light and happy. Until a man tries to kill her by throwing off a pier into San Francisco bay. Lucky for her, FBI agent. Cheney Stone is having dinner on the same pier, happens to step outside and sees her go over the railing. He rescues her. And quickly recognizes her. The police and local media knew she was the one who had killed her husband, but they could never pin it on her. Now they simply think her accomplice has turned against her. Even after several more attempts on her life and on the lives of Augusts closest friends and others in the psychic world. But now she has Cheney to protect her. And to finally get the answers to who killed August.We last met sheriff Dixon Noble in Point Blank, where he rescued injured FBI agent Ruth Warnecki. Dix's wife has been missing and presumed dead for over three years. Now there has been a sighting of her in San Francisco. A woman who could be Christies twin is living there and married to another man. This sends Dix west to check out the woman. With the help of Sherlock's parents, he meets the woman and determines that she looks a lot like his wife, but its not her.There is a connection between the two cases, and the closer Savitch and Sherlock look at the players involved they quickly pinpoint who has hired the assassin to go after Julia, and its the same person who has knowledge of Christies whereabouts.This story was well written, the two storylines coming together and separating again, it keeps you on your toes. Lots of misdirection and twists.I really liked it.

  • Merredith
    2018-10-27 21:58

    Number 11 in the FBI Thriller series! I enjoyed this one a lot because it is set in San Francisco, and that's where I live, so I got to go hey I go there! Anyways once again, the new romance was totally unrealistic. This is the story of a woman whose (much older, rich, medium) husband died six months ago. The police think she murdered him but can't prove it. Now, someone is trying to kill her. The more interesting part of it was a continuation of the sheriff Dix story and his missing wife Christie. We get some closure here, without saying what it was and spoiling things. Not only that, but also a continuation of Savich's supernatural thing he's got going on, a story line which I've been loving. Overall, a lot going on, the dialogue isn't as weird and artificial four year old as it can sometimes be, it was a very good book, I whipped right through it and can't wait for the next!!

  • Becca
    2018-11-14 03:58

    Double Take by Catherine Coulter was good for two reasons. The first reason was that I read another book by her last month so I knew some of the characters in this book. I love following familiar characters through different books! The second reason was that like the book above, what happens is just beyond anything I would ever think of! This book takes you into the world of psychics and more! I never saw the ending coming until the bitter end. I would also highly recommend this book because the level of suspense was great and the characters were perfectly lovable or hate-able.

  • Marti
    2018-10-22 22:02

    At first, I thought that I was going to enjoy this book--after all, it was written by Catherine Coulter. I was almost to the end when it hit me--this is one of the poorer books that I have ever read. It was somewhat kaleidoscopie--as if the author had taken characters, events, and settings and just jumbled them up and recorded what showed up on top. I realized that I really didn't care what happened to the characters, and this time, that included the recurring FBI ones--Sherlock, Savich, and their son Sean. This book definitely gets passed on--or perhaps I'll just chuck it.

  • Terrie
    2018-11-07 02:22

    I really enjoyed the first couple Catherine Coulter books I read - I thought the pacing was good, characters interesting, etc. After reading 5 or 6 in the last few months, I'm now finding them pretty formulaic and less interesting - a little too predictable. This particular one had the twist of two look-alike women that caused much confusion throughout the case and two seemingly separate cases became entwined - other than that, standard fare.

  • Mark
    2018-11-05 05:03

    Romance novel tied up in a murder mystery involving continuing characters in law enforcement. Set in San Francisco our intrepid heroes unwind the mysteries surrounding deaths involving psychics...Meh...readable!

  • Jara Beaubien
    2018-11-13 03:18

    Again two stories in one and what a combination the author wrote about. From one end of the country to another and non stop interesting things dropped into your lap. Julia Ransom lost her husband 6 moths ago, from being s suspect in his murder to the hounding of the news media, she finally is able to move about with out someone following her.as she strolls along San Francisco's Pier 39, she realizes that she's happy. But the moment of peace and happiness she feels is about to come crashing in around her, a man who approaches her and starts a conversation with her before attacking her, Special Agent Cheney Stone, is outside to look for his date and stretch a bit when he witnesses the attack and manages to stop it, not only that but he also jumps into the Bay to rescue her from drowning. Cheney senses a connection between the murder of her husband and the attack on her, thus begins one adventure. Meanwhile, in Maestro, Virginia, Sheriff Dixon Noble,still mourns his wife, Christie, who vanished three years earlier. His life, too, is just getting back to normal when he learns of a San Francisco woman named Charlotte Pallack, whose shocking resemblance to Christie sends Dix across the country. Even though he knows in his heart that she can't possibly be his wife, Dix finds himself compeled to find out and hopefully also find out what happened to her, he and his sons need closure so they can move ahead with their lives which now include Ruth. With the help of agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, whose San Francisco connections prove essential in unlocking the mystery behind Charlotte Pallack's identity as well as the forces behind Julia Ransom's attempted murder, Sheriff Noble and Agent Stone push deep into a complex world of psychics and poseurs. As the stakes and the body count rise, Savich, Sherlock, Dix, and Cheney fight for answers-and their lives.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-04 03:08

    I really don't understand how this book has an average of four stars. The storyline was absurd. The dialogue and banter between characters was awkward and confusing at times, making me believe I missed something continually. The writing and way too many characters (with some really bizarre names) was unnecessarily confusing to keep track of, and I felt no connections to them. Didn't give it one star because I was curious enough to finish to find out the ending. Sad since I thought at the beginning the book had promise.

  • Linda
    2018-11-04 05:19

    This is an interesting story concerning the world of psychics and fortune tellers. Are they real or are they just scamming money from those that think they need contact with their dead loved ones? Julia Ransom was just beginning to enjoy some freedom from the press after her husband was murdered and everyone accused her. Unfortunately her freedom did not last very long when a FBI Agent came upon someone trying to kill her just in time to save her. This story intertwines with Sheriff Dixon Nobel who we met in Point Blank from Virginia. This is a good read but needs to be read in order.

  • Donna
    2018-11-19 06:09

    I was unable to put this down. I'd read for a while, put it down to go do something, get antsy thinking about it & head right back to it. Two reasons I couldn't give it that 5th star: 1) There was a thread that I didn't feel was resolved. It was just kind of left hanging. 2) There was 1 stretch in the book where I completely zoned out b/c it was droning. I can't even tell you where/when it occurred. It was abysmal. The rest of it though? Great....crazed assassin, psychics, kidnapping, bombings, chase scene, shootings, mysterious identities...I enjoyed it.

  • Joyce McKune
    2018-11-05 04:58

    Love this series, love to watch the characters grow. They feel like family.In this episode a case in San Francisco ties in to Savach & Sherlock's case of their friend, Sheriff Nobel, who's wife dissapeared about 3 years ago.

  • Sandi Stover
    2018-11-15 04:11

    This book was a continuation of book #10. Dix finally solved the mystery surrounding his wife Christie's death. A new mystery involving psychics was included in this book also. The new characters were Cheney and Julia. Good reading

  • Candy
    2018-10-25 02:11

    Hmm, not exactly what I thought it would be, yet still intriguing. Not a big fan of psychics or all it entails, but this story did keep me turning the page to see what happened next. It had the right tough of action at just the right points to keep me engaged in the story.

  • Sarah Ehinger
    2018-11-11 02:15

    This is a very formulaic series, but it works when you just want a quick and easy read without a lot of deep thinking and heavy plot lines. I enjoyed the commission of a plot line started in an earlier book, but found the outcome a little rushed at the end.

  • Char
    2018-10-19 23:22

    Great read!I couldn't put this book down. There was so much action and fun I just had to read it all the way through. I love Catherine Coulter's characters and writing.

  • Kristin King
    2018-10-30 06:04

    Good suspense to keep you going on a long car ride. Audio recording nicely done.

  • Massanutten Regional Library
    2018-11-01 03:03

    Edna, Village patron, June 2017, 5 stars:Easy read. Great combination of romance and murder mystery...next book please!!!!

  • Andrea Mcbride
    2018-11-09 06:21

    Loved ! So much fun to read! Love a good mystery on some summer nights !

  • Rosemarie Luevano
    2018-11-15 23:10

    somewhat good, between Julia and Agent Cheney Stone was so and so. This book did not have that much action, at times it was kind of boring. Somewhat do recommend

  • Melony
    2018-10-26 05:24

    I like the stories and characters in this series just wish the dialogue was more natural, not so choppy.

  • Cheryl Landmark
    2018-11-02 22:17

    Review to come soon.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-08 00:15

    I've been going back to some of the authors I read a lot of 10 years ago to see if I still enjoy them, and unfortunately I was mostly bored with this one.

  • Angelyn
    2018-10-25 04:04

    I love FBI thrillers but this one was way too slow and all the characters sounded like the same person to me