The Collector

The Collector

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by Nora Roberts
     
 

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . .

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job,

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel of a woman who needs nothing, a man who sees everything, and the web of deceit, greed, and danger that brings them together—and could tear them apart . . .

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. . . . 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
02/17/2014
The awesomely prolific Roberts (Whiskey Beach) entices readers with this blend of romance and sizzling suspense. Lila Emerson lives a free-spirited life as a New York housesitter and author of paranormal YA novels. But her peace is irrevocably shattered when she witnesses a woman being pushed through a window to her death. While assisting the police with their investigation, Lila meets artist Ash Archer, whose brother, Oliver, was initially a suspect. Police thought Oliver killed the woman and then committed suicide, but soon it becomes apparent that he was a victim himself. Ash is instantly attracted to Lila, and as the body count rises, he draws her into his world of wealth and privilege in an attempt to keep her safe. A multifaceted cast of characters, a plot twist involving the legendary Romanovs, and plenty of sensual romance will keep readers riveted. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"Roberts is performing at the top of her literary game, and the novel's opening nod towards Rear Window should clue readers in to the fact they are in for an addictive blend of sleek suspense and sophisticated romance that would make Hitchcock proud."—Booklist, starred review

"Sizzing suspense . . . will keep readers riveted."—Publishers Weekly

“Roberts is performing at the top of her literary game…an addictive blend of sleek suspense and sophisticated romance that would make Hitchcock proud.”—Booklist (starred review)

“An engrossing tale of love, family, and the lengths some will go to possess that which they desire the most.”—Wit and Sin
 
“Sizzling suspense . . . will keep readers riveted.”—Publishers Weekly

“A juicy, suspenseful tale to snuggle in with and savor.”—bookpage.com

“You won’t want to stop until you’re finished.”—Fresh Fiction

“This is vintage Nora Roberts keeping you turning the pages.”—The Good, The Bad and the Unread

Library Journal
04/15/2014
House sitter and YA paranormal author Lila Emerson trains her binoculars on the apartment window across the way and sees a woman clearly pushed to her death. And when another victim is discovered, Lila is drawn into a sinister web of obsession and greed, quickly becoming a target herself. The brother of artist Ashton Archer is the second victim, and Ashton is also determined to discover the truth. As the couple work together to bring down the killer, their relationship deepens but so does the danger to them both. VERDICT A pair of strong, commitment-averse protagonists, vividly drawn villains—a classy, stunningly beautiful, sociopathic assassin and a soulless recluse, in particular—an abundance of Fabergé egg history, and a plot that keeps readers on edge add up to another classic for Roberts (Whiskey Beach), who lives in Keedysville, MD.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399164453
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
220,977
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“Roberts is performing at the top of her literary game…an addictive blend of sleek suspense and sophisticated romance that would make Hitchcock proud.”—Booklist (starred review)

“An engrossing tale of love, family, and the lengths some will go to possess that which they desire the most.”—Wit and Sin
 
“Sizzling suspense . . . will keep readers riveted.”—Publishers Weekly

“A juicy, suspenseful tale to snuggle in with and savor.”—bookpage.com

“You won’t want to stop until you’re finished.”—Fresh Fiction

“This is vintage Nora Roberts keeping you turning the pages.”—The Good, The Bad and the Unread

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