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
Enjoyed this book immensely! So glad I won it and got the opportunity to read it in exchange for just a review. It reminded me of a combination of Dexter and Criminal Investigations in a lot of ways and kept me reading and reading. Imagine being in a terrible torturous situation and then suddenly being saved,( no spoilers). Read this book if you liked these television series.
4 - 4.5 stars
Dot Hutchinson has fully redeemed herself in the final book of the Collector Series, The Summer Children. I was fully captivated by The Butterfly Garden (review can be here: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1650757015) and I couldn’t get enough. So when Roses of May came out, I was beyond excited. While RoM was enjoyable, it just didn’t have the same “grip” factor. Review here: www.goodreads.com/review/show/1981148514
With all of that being said, The Summer Children had me hook, line an ...more
I loved this final book in the trilogy! The Butterfly Garden had my attention from the first page and so I was invested in the characters already. And even though this novel deals with horrific instances of child abuse and murder, if you can stomach that you are in for a real treat of a novel! We see the FBI agents, Mercedes, Eddison, Sterling, and Vic as humans with compassion as well as all the flaws that come with life's challenges--especially dealing with the kinds of crimes they do. And so ...more
4.5 stars. A seriously great read.
I read the three books in this series in order and I recommend that though I don't think it's strictly necessary. If you want to jump right in with this book, you'll be just fine. In some ways, I think this is the best book of the trilogy, but the more I think on it, the more the books can't really be compared to each other. They're all so different.
The series as a whole centers around an FBI task force, the second and third books more so than the first, and eac ...more
GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!
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
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
Reviews take into consideration the characters, plot, and the skill that both are told. Dot Hutchison excels with the development of in depth character personalities and fast moving story. I did read "The Butterfly Garden" the first in this Collector series. It was a telling that stays with the reader after the last page is turned. The Summer Children is the third in this series but could be picked up as a stand-alone. Presentation of a team of FBI agents focused on Crimes Against Children are a ...more