- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market edition (22 Feb. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1509812709
- ISBN-13: 978-1509812707
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.6 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Collector (Ds Fitzroy 2) Hardcover – 22 Feb 2018
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One of the most atmospheric novels you will ever encounter – you will feel the sea air in your lungs and the terror in your dreams. A crime novel of the very first order. (David Baldacci)
Trust me - Cummins is a keeper (Lee Child)
A riveting read that will keep you up at night (Hello!)
Rattle was one of the most chilling and gripping thrillers released last year. The Collector [. . .] is even more creepy and unsettling with tension slowly ramped up to build to a sensational finale that will make you gasp. (Daily Express)
Cummins has a gift for imbuing the everyday with menace. Despite the picture postcard coastal setting, the seam of evil that runs through this story is totally convincing. (Sunday Mirror)
If you haven't read Fiona Cummins and you're a Mo Hayder fan, make sure you read her first book and then her second. With the lights on (Emma Flint)
Totally, totally brilliant. Even more twisted than the first one. A whole another level of serial killer awesome (Lisa Hall)
Spine-chilling and brilliant, beautifully written, creepily clever and utterly absorbing – just like Rattle (Karen Hamilton)
Chilling, superbly constructed, taut, evocative, her prose sings as she holds you tight in her grip and relentlessly ratchets up the tension. Compelling. (Sarah Vaughan, author of the highly anticipated Anatomy of a Scandal)
The Collector is sensational. Fiona Cummins is a twisted genius writing with a silver pen. This is crime at its grisly and glorious best (Amanda Jennings)
The Collector is the taut and terrifying psychological thriller from Fiona Cummins, the author of RattleSee all Product description
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It is safe to say that The Collector did not let me down! I devoured every page and kept going long after I should have stopped to do other things! Even darker and creepier than Rattle, this book is everything i hoped it would be and more! If you haven't read Rattle it would be good to read it first, but not essential as this stands alone as well.
The main character is one twisted sicko who wants nothing more than to cause as much pain and misery as possible. He is deeply warped! Clara, a young girl is missing and hope is pretty much gone for her. But DS Etta Fitzroy never gives up hope. Determined and passionate she is always driven and in search of justice. But The Collector just doesnt want to let go! Cue a plot that twists and turns and kept me gripped to the edge of my seat.
Fiona Cummins has written another best seller. Filled with great characters, especially Etta Fitzroy, who I hope we see again. Hope she is busy writing book three because I am sat here eagerly awaiting it!
I really think you need to read Rattle first, as this is pretty much a straight continuation, which is fine if you already know who's who and what's gone before. One thing I really liked about Rattle is the introduction presentation of the Bone Collector as an almost mythical fairytale bogeyman. This novel continues straight on, and that descriptive characterisation is absent, as is the excellent characterisation of the many other characters carried over. There is some comprehensive and disturbing back story for the Bone Collector, and the new characters are well presented and slot in well.
I enjoyed it overall, and read it in a day, but wish I had had it ready to go to read straight after Rattle. Personally I don't think it would work as a standalone.
The second half is excellent, tense and emotionally involving.
I would recommend this book, but only if you've read Rattle first. I wouldn't say I'm disappointed, but I was hoping for something as special as Rattle, high expectations which were not quite reached. I look forwards to reading what Fiona Cummins writes next.
The Collector is the sequel to Rattle and in my opinion it probably won’t work as a standalone and therefore would strongly recommend reading Rattle first.
Once again this is a really disturbing and thoroughly gruesome story about a serial killer targeting young children with bone disorders, disfigurements and disabilities. I was reading the book whilst having my nails done this morning and actually cringed and shivered so violently during a distressing scene that my nail technician thought she had injured me!
If you’ve read Rattle, then expect the same – chilling, gripping and disturbing, yet addictive and a brilliant sequel. Highly recommended.
I paused my Christmas wrapping and read in two evenings as the writing and short chapters rapidly pulled me through the story. However, unlike some thrillers, the writer has beautifully crafted the world which the characters inhabit with some almost poetic descriptions which create a subtle creepy atmosphere which is sustained throughout. The new characters and time hopping add more layers to the story and we discover how The Collector began his macabre campaign.
Despite being dark and seeped in grief there is hope in this fast paced creepy crime novel.
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