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The Collector

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  9 reviews
She lies in a pool of her own blood. More blood decorates one wall in macabre finger paintings. The victim is a fortune teller from the Little Saigon community of Westminster, California--a seemingly random murder. Detective Seven Bushard wonders cynically if she saw it coming. When local artist Gia Moon shows up at the precinct claiming to have had visions of another murd ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Mira Books
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I really liked this. I would give it four and a half stars if I could. Definitely one of the better thrillers I have read. I like how I could not predict the murderer(s) and that the ending was not neatly tied up with all the characters riding off into the sunset with new romances, like in most Mira books. The psychic references made it interesting, but were not overdone. One of the best Mira books I've read, and I'm glad I picked it up. Fast paced, and it really held my interest well. I finishe ...more
plot was pretty predictable, but it's written in such a convincingly scary manner, that i was hooked and anxious through the entire book. this book made me realize i like to read thrillers much more than i like to watch thrillers. easier to skim through the scary and still get the point than it is with the fast forward button.
Jacquelynn Fritz
There is a serial killer in Little Saigon, of Westminster, California. Seven along with artist Gia Moon are on the trial of the killer. There are twists and turns with a satisfying ending.
Pretty standard thriller fare. The twist ending was nicely done, I wasn't quite expecting it. The author pulled no punches on making the crime scenes gruesome and graphic.
Das Auge der Athene - Ein mystisches Armband, das seinem Träger unvorstellbare Kräfte verleiht. Viele Legenden und Sagen berichten von diesem Schmuck, doch dann wird eine Perle aus dem Armband plötzlich bei einem Mord an einer Hellseherin gefunden. Die Detectives Seven und Erika, die an den Tatort gerufen werden, ahnen, dass dies kein normaler Mord ist. Eine wirkliche Spur fehlt ihnen allerdings. Den Fall einfacher macht auch nicht, dass eine weitere Hellseherin sich bei ihnen im Büro meldet und ...more
I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to the next in the series.
This was an interesting look at psychic abilities, obsession, and the murders that result from it. I enjoyed the story, although there seemed to be some unnecessary stabs at developing characters just so some of the plot lines could be tied together. I liked the mythological basis and the cultural tidbits that were thrown in.
Alright story. Didn't guess the ending. Typical crime story.
Slow and terrible.
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