“This is a fast paced story with no shortage of twists & red herrings...It's a quick read so you can sit back for a couple of hours & enjoy an action packed race around Paris.”

“Marion Spicer is a specialist in retrieving lost/stolen art objects. It's not exactly her passion but affords her a nice, orderly life in the city of light. That's about to change. Edmond Magni, the father she never knew, has died & left her a huge collection of rare pre-Columbian art. But there's a catch. To inherit, she must track down 3 pieces that were sold. In short order, Marion finds herself surrounded by dodgy antique dealers, rabid collectors & one very creepy assistant. It's her introduction to a world of greed, secrets & backroom deals. As she continues to dig, Marion comes to realize her father's little test is about much more than 3 ancient statues. She just has to stay alive long enough to figure it out. 

This is a fast paced story with no shortage of twists & red herrings. With a few exceptions, everyone has a reason to keep Marion from learning the truth. Characters range from art auction insiders & hired thugs to a helpful detective & her best friend. But it's Marion's character that undergoes the most change as she is forced to step outside her quiet, safe existence & learn to trust herself. It's also a subtle commentary on the power wielded by so called "experts" & how easily their influence can manipulate the opinions (and bank accounts) of others. It's a quick read so you can sit back for a couple of hours & enjoy an action packed race around Paris." —4-star Netgalley review

The Collector