The Collector was the December book club selection. Read on and find out what I thought of this title.
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Pages: 483 (Hardcover)
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Review Date: January 19, 2015
Rating: 2 bookmarks
Synopsis: When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .
Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . . .
The Collector was one of the most cookie cutter books that I've read in a long time. In my opinion this was a watered down romance rather than a thriller or suspense title. While I didn't find it boring, it didn't require much thinking either. The characters were pretty basic and I didn't find them particularly interesting.
The writing style and pacing was good, which made for an easy read. Unfortunately, even with those two positives, it didn't make the story itself any more enjoyable. Be sure to check out my coordinating video to get a more in-depth review of the book.
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