– Welcome to Open Library | Open Library

Looking for:

The collector 2 book free –

Click here to Download

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Collected book. Read 50 reviews from the world’s largest community for readers. From horror superstar K.R. Alexander Something horrible happene. editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Read, borrow, and discover more than 3M books for free. Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60, free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
 
 

The collector 2 book free.The Collector

 

Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Collector by Fiona Cummins.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published October 4th by Pan first published August 24th More Details The Bone Collector 2. Other Editions All Editions Add a New Edition. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about The Collector , please sign up. Do these need to be read in order? Lynn Yes! Rattle gives you the innate juicy background to the Bone Collector. See 1 question about The Collector…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Add this book to your favorite list ». Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Collector Ds Fitzroy 2. The first book in the series is Rattle. I have not read that one yet but wished that I had while reading this book.

Although this book did work quite well as a stand-alone book for me, there were several references to events in the first book and let’s face it – Brian Howley a. Silver is an interesting, twisted and creepy killer.

It would have been nice to have known a little more of his dera 3. It would have been nice to have known a little more of his deranged behavior and have known the events of the first book, especially as this book picks up where the first book ended.

DS Etta Fitzroy is busy hunting the Bone Collector while also trying to find missing Clara Foyle, a young girl who most believe may be dead, but Fitzroy is determined to find her and bring her home. The Bone Collector is also busy in this book. He is busy grooming an apprentice.

He has his sights on Saul, a teenager who has been caring for his alcoholic mother for years. The Bone Collector hopes Saul will help him carry on his work, rebuilding his museum.

What type of museum you ask? Read the book – wait – read Rattle first and then this book! Plus, a young boy, Jacky once held by the Bone collector. Although he has been reunited with his parents, he is naturally still traumatized by his time with the Bone Collector. He knows that the man has Clara and he worries for her. It took me a little bit of time to find my footing with this book.

As I mentioned, I had not read the first book in the series. I think that is essential to really enjoying this book and knowing what is going on in the beginning of the book. We are shown some events from his childhood and how he was introduced to his macabre obsession and museum. I enjoyed the writing and the story. I thought the Author did a good job showing us the killer and how deranged he is.

This book is lighter on the police procedural part and heavier on the killer, his motivations, those who have had contact with him and their lives.

The descriptions and wording create a sense of dread and feels menacing. With such a creepy main character, you really need all those elements to pull off such a book. This book feels creepy and dreary which fit perfectly with the story. If you enjoy creepy serial killers okay, yes, they all are creepy, but some are creepier than others!

Thank you to Kensington Books – Pinnacle and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own. Read more of my reviews at www. View all 21 comments. The Collector is an unsettling psychological thriller. I did not read Rattle , the first book in Fiona Cummins’ Bone Collector series, but this book worked well as a standalone. I didn’t feel lost as Cummins did a wonderful job filling in any necessary back story.

Undoubtedly, readers who have read the first book would fare better as this storyline involved many of the same characters and referenced the events from the first book. Brian Howley The Bone Collector a. Silver is definite The Collector is an unsettling psychological thriller. Silver is definitely a twisted, deranged killer. After having his collection taken from him when he caught and subsequently making his escape from the police Mr.

Silver is now on the run and looking to start a new collection. Yet for all his morbid plans I spent much of this book waiting for him to actually behave like a deranged killer. He spent much of the book formulating plans and making preparation for the “grooming” of an heir to his collection. Unfortunately, I found this a bit lackluster and at times even boring. Enter Saul, an intelligent teenage boy with a horrible home life and some secrets of his own. He looks like the perfect target for Mr.

I have to say I truly enjoyed Saul’s complex character. He has his own demons to face daily and Cummins did an amazing job of showing us his inner turmoil. He was well developed and by far my favorite character. His push and pull with Mr. Silver was a driving force of the plot and definitely what kept me reading to the end. I wanted to know what he would do. I had to find out what would become of Saul. This wasn’t a bad read by any means. I think I personally just anticipated something a bit more bone chillingly thrilling and sinister so it was a bit of a let down in that sense.

I am happy to have been introduced to Saul’s character and was left harboring hope that we might see him in future books. View all 17 comments. Fiona Cummins follows up Rattle with this blisteringly creepy, macabre and unsettling psychological thriller featuring the return of serial killer Brian Howley, the eponymous collector operating under the pseudonym, Mr Silver.

It takes up the tale where Rattle left off, with the damaged but determined Detective Ella Fitzroy desperately disappointed that Howley escaped. Her life falls apart, but she has to pick up the pieces as a new set of murders occur. With her new partner, DC Storm, the two w Fiona Cummins follows up Rattle with this blisteringly creepy, macabre and unsettling psychological thriller featuring the return of serial killer Brian Howley, the eponymous collector operating under the pseudonym, Mr Silver.

Jakey was thankfully saved, but his fearful parents relocate to Leigh on Sea, only to find the nightmare continues. Clara’s mother slowly feels her hope for her daughter slowly seep away and her shattered life brings her to the edge with its never ending lows. Clara still harbours hope that her ordeal will end in being rescued. The Bone Collector has ambitions to create a new collection, and to this end, identifies Saul, a boy with his own secrets, as his apprentice. He has not forgotten the loss of Jakey or Detective Ella Fitzroy.

This is a story of the unexpected and harrowing trauma, where you can have little faith that good will always triumph. Atmospheric menace and danger swirls into every nook and cranny of this compelling and tense tale of horror. The author is skilled at raising the levels of suspense with her able plotting, aided by the short chapters. In many ways, this is an even better thrilling read than Rattle.

View all 24 comments. Her name rolls across his tongue. He conjures up her face, the opposing colors of her eyes. An eye for an eye. His fingers twitch. Seven bones surround the orbital cavity. He wonders if they will splinter and break when he presses her eye from its socket. Jakey escaped with his life and moved to a new town.

His rescue was a miracle but his parents know that the Collector is still out there, watching, waiting… Clara, the girl he left behind, is clinging to the hope that someone will come and save her. Life has fallen apart for Clara’s mother as she starts to lose hope. The Bone Collector has a new apprentice to take over his family’s legacy. But he can’t forget the boy who got away and the detective who had destroyed his dreams.

Detective Etta Fitzroy’s life collapsed when the Collector escaped. With Clara still missing, and a new wave of uncannily similar murders beginning, will she be able to find him again? The Collector is back and this time he has nothing to lose. I basically read The Collector in one sitting, interrupted only by the hours I was at work, and even then I read in my breaks.

I went cold into The Collector. I had not read Rattle. I had it on order, hoping to read it before I started The Collector. But I was almost finished before Rattle arrived. Not to worry. There was enough background information to give the reader some idea of what had happened, but not so much as to spoil it for those of us reading the first book after the second.

Rattle is sitting on my bedside table ready to go. The Collector is extremely well written. It is dark and deliciously creepy. I recommend you read it with all the lights on, and doors and windows locked. The author generates, then maintains, a high level of suspense. There is not one extraneous word in the book. The chapters are short and to the point.

The characters are well crafted, their back stories cleverly woven into the fabric of the plot. I am looking forward to more from this author. In the meantime, I have thrown my reading schedule out the window and am off to be Rattled! She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

Please refer to my Goodreads. This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookaday. View all 12 comments. The collector by Fiona Cummins is the continued story from Rattle the first book which I do recommend you read first.

The collector is spine chilling , nerve racking, frustrating and heart breaking all at once with some characters you wish you can save and others you just wan The collector by Fiona Cummins is the continued story from Rattle the first book which I do recommend you read first.

If you’re look for something a little different maybe even a bit disturbing I recommend Rattle and the collector and for them to be read together. Picking up soon after the first novel ended, Cummins envelops the reader in this thriller, tantalising them with her wonderful abilities and cliffhanger moments. Clara Foyle is still missing, having not been found when the police raided one of the residences of the Bone Collector.

In a gaffe during transport, the Bone Collector got loose and fled, remaining off the radar. These developments have been haunting DS Etta Fitzroy ever since, forcing her to come to terms with the horror of a child that has been lost.

While she remains determined to find Clara, DS Fitzroy must wait for a significant clue to emerge. Meanwhile, after settling in rural Essex, the Bone Collector, now going by the name Mr. Silver, is trying to reestablish himself, much of his work still unfinished. He has found an apprentice who will be able to help him with his work while also trying to decide what purpose Clara might serve. Saul is a teenage boy forced to care for his alcoholic mother alone, after his father fled.

Filled with angst and animosity, he is the ideal candidate to work alongside Mr. Silver, though he is still not entirely sure what is in store for him. After a new victim is lured to the beachfront house and killed for her bone anomaly, Mr. Silver has found his legs and is back in business. DS Fitzroy is ready to resume the hunt, but will she be prepared for what Mr. Silver has planned now, and with someone to help? Cummins keeps up her electrifying story and leaves the reader stunned as they push through to see how it will all come to play out.

Those who enjoyed the first novel in the series, as well as readers who love a good psychological thriller, will love this second piece. Fiona Cummins has not lost the momentum she developed with the start of this series, pushing the genre out of its comfort zone. This only goes to show that Cummins is ready to use her ideas and reshape an already crowded genre, pushing her to the top of the list, amongst other powerful writers.

Etta Fitzroy is still superb cop who has been processing the difficulties of a jaded work-home balance and a husband whose forced her to rethink her life choices.

Armed with the failure to apprehend the Bone Collector once and for all, with Clara Foyle still out there, DS Fitzroy must work even harder not to botch the case again. The Bone Collector—Mr. Silver—has regrouped and sees the benefit of cultivating a new generation to continue his macabre museum of bones and medical anomalies. Still, there is much work to be done and many lives hang in the balance, as well as victims that must be culled around the country.

Cummins offers some great backstory here to explore where the penchant for bones and murder might have originated, providing the reader with wonderful insight. The story is just as strong as before, flowing well through chapters full of information and cliffhanger moments.

It would appear that date and time stamping each chapter poses the dual benefit of providing the reader some context and showing that Clara is still missing, and has yet to be recovered. This chill is not lost on the attentive reader, who wonders what is in store for the victim who has touched the lives of many characters in this book.

Cummins does a magnificent job at injecting thrills and suspense into her narrative, leaving things hanging as she forces the reader to beg for more. Kudos, Madam Cummins, for another award-worthy novel. I hope others will see what I have discovered and pick up this series in short order. View all 8 comments. After viewing the cover endorsements of The Collector, by Fiona Cummins, I was keen to delve into this one headfirst.

The Collector is the second book written by author Fiona Cummins, but it is my first experience of this author.

It was dark, gripping and oh so creepy. However, Jakey continues to worry that the Collector will return to finish what he started. In the process, her family are losing hope. For the Collector himself, lately he has been preoccupied by his desire to find an apprentice to take on the legacy of his evil deeds.

With no biological children, the Collector must groom the right kind of child for the job. Fitzroy must capture and defeat the Collector before it is too late and more victims pile up. The Collector helped introduce me to a brand new voice in crime fiction, author Fiona Cummins.

The Collector is the second novel Fiona Cummins has penned. I have not read the predecessor of The Collector, Rattle. For those who have read the previous book written by Fiona Cummins, Rattle, this one delves into familiar territory. For new readers to this series, like me, I will ease your mind and openly state that I believe you can read The Collector as a standalone I did. Cummins ensures you do not feel any sense of being out of the loop.

I consider The Collector to be a solid crime novel, with very creepy undertones. In some places this scared the socks off me! Cummins is skilled in her ability to create a solid wall of tension in this novel, the atmosphere is both stifling and nervy.

Her setting is just as murky, adding plenty of darkness to this chilling novel. The whole concept of this book is rather astute. The idea that a serial killer is so highly motivated and focussed on grooming a replacement to take over his dirty deeds was stomach churning. Kudos to Cummins for getting inside the mind of such a challenging individual, who is clearly on the fringes of society. Cummins also successfully embodies a number of contrasting viewpoints in this novel, from the lead detective, to the victims and their broken loved ones left behind.

It is a tough gig to embody all of these figures but Fiona Cummins seems to take it in her stride. The Collector delivers a creepy thrill ride from start to finish. It sure is a chilling read, written by an emerging voice in the crime fiction field that will definitely linger in your mind, long after the final page has been turned.

View all 7 comments. Dark, creepy, and just as ominous as the first in the series! With having loved Rattle last year I knew I had to get my hands on The Collector.

Let me tell you! There is a certain creepiness factor here that reminds me of The Silence of the lambs Hannibal style. This was such dark and delicious treat! Fiona Cummins you have quite the talent for dark, creepy, and scary! Howley is someone that you don’t want to EVER cross. He will stop at nothing but finding his new “family” of dy Dark, creepy, and just as ominous as the first in the series!

He will stop at nothing but finding his new “family” of dysfunction and killing for a passion. Brian has a new nickname for himself “The Bone Collector” He also has a new apprentice that’s by his side in “training”. Can Etta stop Brian before it’s too late? READ this series! It’s addicting, scary, and cringeworthy creepy. Thank you to Netgalley and Kensington for the arc in exchange for my honest review. View all 10 comments.

Fiona Cummins rattled our bones in Rattle. She made us shiver. She delighted our senses, with exquisite horror. Now the star of Rattle returns in The Collector. When I mean the star, I mean our seriously deranged homicidal killer with the weirdest hobby. Maybe not a work of genius, but highly entertaining. I might reread this at some point, and I will almost always finish the series if part of one.

I found little to no issues with it at all. I will probably reread this and possibly more than once. I will definitely finish the series if it’s part of one. Apr 01, Mercedes Yardley rated it really liked it. The Collected is a spooky Middlegrade book about dolls that scrabble around the hallway at night.

It’s deliciously spooky for little ones without being truly scary, although I read it with my daughter during the daylight hours only. I’d suggest this to anyone who loved the book Wait Til Helen Comes. Feb 17, Tay Orton rated it it was ok. Not nearly as great as the first one. Hoping my students like it a lot more than I did.

View 1 comment. Oct 26, Robbie Myles rated it really liked it. The follow up to The Collector did not disappoint! This sequel follows the events that transpired in The Collector and is told from the perspective of Josie’s sister, Anna.

In a whirlwind, Anna has seemingly forgotten all that took place with the evil spirit, Beryl. The dolls, the house in the woods, all of it remains a blur to Anna.

Slowly, she starts uncovering the heinous events that went down at the creepy house in the woods. Anna becomes increasingly alarmed, but at the same time has to push The follow up to The Collector did not disappoint!

Anna becomes increasingly alarmed, but at the same time has to push back her own inner hunger for power. Her own desire to be something else entirely, something she’s never been before. Anna is faced with personal anguish throughout the book and eventually has to battle her own inner demons in order to save her family and the world. Just like the first book, K. I had a ton of fun with this Scholastic darling and will totally be reading more from the author. Jan 22, Kelly Starnes rated it it was ok Shelves: children-s.

I did not care for the writing style or the plot of the whole book, really. Jan 18, Jana rated it it was amazing Shelves: ya-books , mystery. I can see what all the hype is about this author a very good YA thriller me and my daughter will definitely be reading more by him!

Jan 14, Abigail rated it really liked it. OK, Great work! The only thing I didn’t like was that there was so many short chapters and it kinda messed up the point. I loved the plot and I am now officially scared of dolls so thank you for that. Highly recommenced. Good job! May 14, Ms. Yingling rated it liked it. E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Even though she doesn’t remember the travails of her older sister, Josie, in The Collector five years ago, Anna does have a vague awareness that dolls act differently when she is around them.

While her friends play with dolls, Anna has noticed that with her, the dolls play back. When their grandmother dies, both girls leave the city with their mother to clean out their grandmother’s house.

Right away, it is apparent that their grandmother’s descent into dementia w E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Even though she doesn’t remember the travails of her older sister, Josie, in The Collector five years ago, Anna does have a vague awareness that dolls act differently when she is around them. Right away, it is apparent that their grandmother’s descent into dementia was rapid; she had broken dishes and scrawled over every surface she could find.

Anna is missing her grandmother terribly, because she feels that she is the only person who really understood her, and was sympathetic about Anna’s odd relationship with dolls. Josie is beside herself, and just wants to leave. She keeps reminding Anna of the rules their grandmother had: No dolls, don’t open the windows, and don’t go into the woods. Anna thinks this is a bit ridiculous and doesn’t understand why her sister is so insistent.

As the family works to clean out the house, strange things begin to happen. Anna has visions of dolls appearing, attacking her, and calling her name, but doesn’t take any of it too seriously. When she finds a hidden room in the house where her grandmother left notes for her, she starts to feel that perhaps this is an issue that only she can put to rest. Will Anna, with Josie’s help, be able to defeat the force that has wielded such power over her family? Strengths: This creepy cover will immediately appeal to readers who like creepy doll books like Bell’s Frozen Charlotte, and the fact that it is a sequel will guarantee that readers will pick it up.

This was definitely creepy, and had the added element of a mystery that needed to be solved. Weaknesses: I liked the first book, but this was rather repetitive.

This author has been writing a lot of really fantastic horror books lately, but this one just felt a bit rushed. What I really think: Will probably purchase, but was vaguely disappointed. May 17, Natalie rated it it was ok Shelves: middle-grade. My daughter brought this home from the book fair.

She made sure to comment what slim pickens she may have used “cooler” words here there were this time around. Alexander and thought I’d skim through this one. This was not nearly as creepy as I had hoped. There are few things creepier than creepy dolls.

I hadn’t even read the first book in The Collector series, so everything My daughter brought this home from the book fair. I hadn’t even read the first book in The Collector series, so everything should have been a deliciously creepy surprise. This is where it fell flat. It was just Super repetitive. Anna is annoying and makes really stupid decisions. It was hard to root for her to survive.

Am I allowed to say that about a young girl in a middle grade book? There were some good atmospheric descriptions, but it wasn’t enough to save the story.

Will my daughter like it? Did I think it compared to Follow Me? Nov 16, Amber Martin rated it liked it. The Collected takes place 5 years after the events of The Collector and is told from Anna’s point of view as opposed to her sister Josie’s in the first. While not as fast paced as it’s predecessor it was decent. Anna has no real memories of what happened to them at their grandmother’s house all those years ago but Josie never forgot and is constantly on edge.

While she doesn’t understand what is going on with her sister she knows there is something she should be remembering but can’t. That is un The Collected takes place 5 years after the events of The Collector and is told from Anna’s point of view as opposed to her sister Josie’s in the first. That is until strange laughter is heard from the woods all over again. Beryl is back and this time it’s Anna’s turn to save the people she loves. Much more like her grandmother then she would ever know, only she has the power to stop the evil in the woods.

I didn’t find this to be as well written, and there was an overuse of the term “once and for all”, but I am glad Alexander wrote a follow up. Beryl was written in such a descriptive way that she creeped me out and cemented the fact that my life long hate for porcelain dolls is there for good reason. Dec 08, Andrea rated it it was amazing. When my parents saw the cover of this book, they were a little iffy, about whether or not it was appropriate for my age.

Even if I am in eighth grade. Even so I was able to convince them, and was able to read the book. It is quite interesting how Ana can tell dolls play back when she is around, but when Beryl appeared I was so shocked because I though she was dead since that’s what the first book had stated. In conclusion, great read for children, and a very gripping boo When my parents saw the cover of this book, they were a little iffy, about whether or not it was appropriate for my age.

In conclusion, great read for children, and a very gripping book. Mar 03, Owen rated it liked it. I like the intensity and suspension that I got from reading this book. It was also an easy read! Chapters were short and it was easy to understand. It can sometimes be kind off hard starting a book but this book was different, it grabbed my attention from the beginning.

I would recommend this book to probably year olds. Nov 21, Sara Edwards rated it liked it Shelves: , reading-with-j. I am reading this with my 10 year old in the spirit of encouraging reading – so I want to add a bit more to my review. Overall, the story is entertaining.

My complaints really lie with the fact it took a long time to move forward in the story and there was a lot of repetition. Further, we get very little information about Anna, Josie, the mother I think that is a good book for its intended age group, but I would have liked some changes in I am reading this with my 10 year old in the spirit of encouraging reading – so I want to add a bit more to my review. I think that is a good book for its intended age group, but I would have liked some changes in pacing as well as some additional details that would have further tied us to the family.

Mar 20, Destiny Little rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The bad thing about this story is that you forget about how much Josie loved her sister and why she saved her in the first place. Not only that but you never find out beryls obsession with Josie even in the 2nd book she just wants Josie and it never says why.

You also don’t find out what happened with victoria and why she got turned into a doll in the first place. It left enough open for a 3rd book but I don’t see why it was needed. My 9 year old found another of this author’s books at a book fair, so I read this one, wanting to see how scary it was.

While the story is interesting and the doll coming to life chilling, the fact that the main character is a witch is, frankly, a disappointment. Anna, the main character, is marginalized by her mother and verbally abused by her older sister. This is definitely not a book I would pick for my 9 year old to read. Jan 25, Kristyn Hand rated it it was amazing. My favorite genre is horror and even though it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, it was still spooky and gives you some goosebumps on the arms.

May 10, Katie rated it liked it. Read this for my fifth grade class because they wanted a scary story. Definitely kept them intrigued, but even they thought the plot got repetitive and the main character lacking some common sense.

 

– Roses of May (The Collector, #2) by Dot Hutchison

 
Oct 11,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by volunteers. Menu About About Project Gutenberg The Collector Essays on Books, Newspapers, Pictures, Inns, Authors, Doctors, Holidays, Actors, Preachers Contents. E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Even though she doesn’t remember the travails of her older sister, Josie, in The Collector five years ago, Anna does have a vague awareness that dolls act differently when she is around them. While her friends play with dolls, Anna has noticed that with her, the dolls play back. When their grandmother dies, both girls leave the city with their /5(50). Claim the “The “. Email. I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the.

 
 

The Collector (Ds Fitzroy 2) by Fiona Cummins.Book Collector, catalog your home library on your Windows PC –

 
 
In book 1, I felt like the agents were used as a very smart way to tell the story of the butterfly garden but in book 2 they are very much apart of Priya’s life. You may feel small, but your small actions can make a big difference. I’m not sure I’m as eager to read the third book now, since this one was such a disappointment. I had issues connecting with the characters, but I did enjoy the relationship between them and I did still enjoy the book, especially the ending. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Also complicating things is the trial for the Garden, where many of the ex-Butterflies are having trouble adapting to the “real world” and exhibiting obvious post-traumatic stress in the wake of the Gardener’s trial and his one surviving son’s arrest.

Leave a Comment