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Monday, May 5, 2014

Book Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts

Book Review - FIVE STARS!

The Collector

Paperback, 752 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Putnam Adult

Lila Emerson is a professional house-sitter and part time YA writer. While she is living in a high rise apartment building, she witnesses a murder. Lila likes to look into the windows of the other apartments across the way and imagine what their lives are really like. She makes up stories, gives them names and relaxes drinking her current wine of choice, whatever the house has available. It is relaxing for her after a long day of fixing things, watering plants and taking the dog of the moment out for a walk. During one of her late night window shows she sees someone push a lady out of a 13th floor window. Obviously freaked, she dials 911 and is immediately enmeshed into the action of the story. 

At the police station she meets Ashton Archer, brother of the second victim in the apartment of the dead woman. Through a series of events they both discover the true reason Ashton's brother and his girlfriend were killed: he was in possession of one of the 8 missing Immortal Faberge eggs. 

This book was truly engaging. It was witty and I just loved seeing the world through Lila's eyes: he eyes of a writer, a dog lover and gypsy. Ashton was gruff and take charge all the while getting what he wants. And he soon realizes he wants Lila. I am always amazed at how quickly Nora Roberts can get us invested in truly caring about her characters.

I loved this book. I listened to it on audio and it made it seem like I was right there with them both as they tried to solve the mystery and stay alive at the same time. Just a wonderful book. I suggest that anyone who likes mysteries, cozies and romantic suspense will just love this offering from Nora Roberts. 


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