5 of 5 stars *****
A delightful read/listen. From beginning until end The Collector engages with style that produces imagery and clarity. The characters are fitting, likable protagonists and dangerous antagonists. The ideal lives of the successful, fortunate, rich and famous blend nicely with the struggling, adequate, common but formidable. The scenario could be hokey but Nora Roberts avoids the contrived by creating a thrilling plot in which she imbues her characters with real human qualities. The pace keeps one interested throughout the entire story.