This FBI agent has come to expect almost anythingjust not thisWhen Agent Mercedes Ramirez finds an abused young boy on her porch, covered in blood and clutching a teddy bear, she has no idea that this is just the beginning. He tells her a chilling tale: an angel killed his parents and then brought him here so Mercedes could keep him safe.His parents werent just murdered. It was a slaughtera rage kill like no one on the Crimes Against Children team had seen before. But theyre going to see it again. An avenging angel is meting out savage justice, and shes far from through.One by one, more children arrive at Mercedess door with the same horror story. Each one a traumatized survivor of an abusive home. Each one chafing at Mercedess own scars from the past. And each one taking its toll on her life and career.Now, as the investigation draws her deeper into the dark, Mercedes is beginning to fear that if this case doesnt destroy her, her memories might....
|Title||:||The Summer Children (The Collector #3)|
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|Number of Pages||:||300 pages|
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The Summer Children (The Collector #3) Reviews
Well. All I have to say about Dot Hutchison's Collector series is: nothing gold can stay.
Dark, twisted, and gripping, I thought The Butterfly Garden was altogether pretty brilliant. But Hutchison's followup novel, Roses of May, provided a starling (and in my opinion, utterly grating) tonal shift, abandoning a lot of the creepiness of the first novel and coming across as ultimately rather juvenile. I was hoping The Summer Children might bounce back and show a hint of The Butterfly Garden's great ...more
The Summer Children is the third in The Collector’s Series by Hutchison, the most popular, of course, being the first one: The Butterfly Garden. This is one of those rare books for me that crossed genres of horror, thriller, police procedural and simply great fiction primarily due to the incredible writing skills of Hutchison. Admittedly, I have not read either of the two other books in the series so I have nothing against which to compare this book as others have done and are doing. This book, ...more
ARC provided by Thomas & Mercer via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dot Hutchison has done it again! I was enthralled from the first page of The Summer Childrenand could not put this book down! I read it in a day. The characters are vivid and compelling. The plot kept me guessing, kept me turning the pages long into the night. The writing is beautiful, haunting, and heartbreaking.
The story is set three years after the events of The Roses of May and focuses on a new serial k ...more
I would like to thank Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advance copy of The Summer Children, the third novel in The Collector Series, featuring FBI Agent Mercedes Ramirez.
Mercedes returns home from date night to find a bloodied child on her doorstep. 8 year old Ronnie Wilkes is unharmed and says an angel killed his mum and dad and took him to Mercedes who would keep him safe. He is just the first.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Summer Children which is another fine addition to a very readable se ...more
The Summer Children is the third installment in The Collector series. You definitely should read the prior 2 books before reading this one.
I loved the storyline in this book. A guardian angel is "saving" children from their abuse at home and dropping them off at FBI agent Mercedes Ramirez's home where they are told they will be safe. The problem with the book was that there was too much personal drama in it. Do co-workers really have that many sleepovers together? And what is with all the spani ...more
F.B.I Agent Mercedes Ramirez arrived at her home and finds a child on her front doorstep, covered in blood, holding a teddy bear. He tells her that an angel brought him to her, so that she can keep him safe. Agent Ramirez works for The Crimes Against Children. The angel murders parents that abuse their children, then drops them off at Mercedes door. Lots of children are being dropped off, one at a time. They are all traumatized.
This is the third book in The Collector Series. Out of the whole se ...more
This series remains one of my favourites, but The Summer Children now holds the title as my favourite entry.
As before, we're following our team of agents - now including Sterling from Roses of May, yay! - and this time the focus is on Mercedes. Unlike the last books, we don't spend this one looking through the view of the subject of a case, but directly from Mercedes herself.
There's something about the way that Dot Hutchison writes such horrific things that allows me to read without being overw ...more
Full review soon to come.
For now, I can say that it was a great conclusion to an extremely well-executed trilogy. I didn't quite enjoy this book as much as the first, but I liked it better than the prequel. Since it's right in the middle of both prior books, I'm statistically speaking landing on a 3,75 star-rating. However, since it's a weird rating for me to award I'd like to state my real rating at 3,5 stars and a rating of 4 stars to the series as a whole.