The Collector - Nora Roberts

The Collector

By Nora Roberts

  • Release Date: 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 1,570 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel about 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. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash try 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...


  • Well worth adding to your collection!

    By ES the horror fan
    The Collector is another great book by Nora Roberts! Romance, suspense, intrigue, adventure, mystery, excitement, and constant surprises make this a great book! I think she has written better books, but I totally enjoyed reading this, and I think her fans will love it!
  • Simply Awesome!

    By Iggys mom
    Page turner from beginning to end!
  • Thrilling!

    By ECrewmom
    As always Nora's characters pull you in and I just couldn't stop reading. Great descriptions Realistic scenarios and a very quirky charming heroine
  • The collector

    By Brenda Brophy
    Fantastic story so well written you were with them every step of the way. Felt the love and the fear as though I was there
  • Meh

    By Lilpeach29
    The concept for the book is okay, and is evening exciting at parts. The main issue is that the dialogue is awful, the characters are relatable and are so one dimensional. It's almost painful to read parts where they're speaking to each other because all I could think was, no one talks like that! I'm generally a Nora Roberts fan, so I'm not sure why this book seems less realistic and true to form than usual. I would also add that parts of the plot, especially in the beginning, take HUGE leaps that it expects you to just go along with. For example, the two main characters meet unexpectedly, by just happening to be in the same place at the same time, then happen to be followed by the killer for a reason that is loose at best, then become soul mates in like three days, and begin an adventure?? Sorry but it just didn't work for me. I keep having to make myself finish reading.
  • So boring!!

    By Millersnapr
    Where are the quirky, fun characters?? Where is the plot? Where's the romance? Where is any movement....At all......Halfway through this book and it's SO BORING!!!! Ugh! Did Ms Roberts get a ghost-writer? Because this is so bad and so not like her books!
  • The Collector

    By Gunner2O
    This book was intriguing to the last word. But I didn't understand the title until the last w chapters. Outstanding, Bob Berschauer
  • The Collector

    By snowhite8913
    This was a great book, very suspenseful, and lots of romance as well. The ending took me by surprise, and I just enjoyed reading the book from the beginning to the end. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspenseful situations and how the characters overcome them.
  • The Collector

    By Jjpank
    The author writes the same story in all her books it seems. Different names (sometimes even the names are the same) but always about some independent woman quickly falls for handsome man who saves the day. The author repeats the same lines and same scenes in her books. Totally surprised that she's had success she is very mediocre
  • The Collector

    By TexasDebi55
    It was such a great read. A strong main story line with wonderful interesting character stories intertwining. Exciting, touching, intense and dramatic.