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The Collector

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Written By: Nora Roberts

Narrated By: Julia Whelan

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: April 2014

Duration: 15 hours 47 minutes


As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down—not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend’s Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients’ extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable. But when she witnesses a possible murder-suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as Lila knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his charming, clever, and impulsive brother couldn’t have killed his girlfriend—or taken his own life. His hope of unraveling what happened lies with Lila, the only eyewitness. And even buried in grief, Ash longs to paint the woman whose deep, dark eyes seem to hold endless reserves of strength and a fiery passion. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash in trying to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied 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…


  • Shari R.

    The characters were likable but the book was very slow moving and dragged focusing too much on the story and the famous egg and not the characters.

  • Melissa M.

    This one was quite cheesy and not enough action for my liking. Disappointed

  • Catherine L

    Usually one of my favorite authors, this one was very disappointing.

  • Frances S

    This was amazing. Love the twists and turns but most of all; throughly enjoy the romance.

  • Gaynor Celotti

    I loved the flow of this book from beginning to end. The narration followed each of the characters perfectly and was so easy to listen to while oil painting.

  • Francine Brabant

    Great story. Narrator kept me engaged. Didn't want to stop listening.

  • Brenda Neal

    As always another hit from Nora Roberts. The writing made me see each scene as if I were watching a movie. I can easily give this book a 5 star rating. looking forward to hearing the next book. The reader made this book more enjoyable. She gets 5 stars also.

  • Bethany Wiggins

    Great book! I listened while driving and it really made my commute more enjoyable. it leaves you wanting more and I didn't want it to end.

  • alissa bell

    I loved this book. I listen on my way to work and it was an enjoyable time because of the characters. This is one of those books that makes you wish it never ends cause you enjoy the characters so much!!! A must read!!

  • Patricia O\'Connor

    this book keeps you wanting to learn more. you will never prepare for the final outcome!


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