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The Vanishing Season

The Collector, Book 4
Narrated by: Will Damron, Jesse Vilinsky
Series: The Collector, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (339 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A recent abduction becomes an unexpected link to a decades-long spree of unspeakable crimes.

Eight-year-old Brooklyn Mercer has gone missing. And as accustomed as FBI agents Eliza Sterling and Brandon Eddison are to such harrowing cases, this one has struck a nerve. It marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Eddison’s own little sister. Disturbing, too, is the girl’s resemblance to Eliza - so uncanny they could be mother and daughter. 

With Eddison’s unsettled past rising again with rage and pain, Eliza is determined to solve this case at any cost. But the closer she looks, the more reluctant she is to divulge to her increasingly shaken partner what she finds. Brooklyn isn’t the only girl of her exact description to go missing. She’s just the latest in a frightening pattern going back decades in cities throughout the entire country. 

In a race against time, Eliza’s determined to bring Brooklyn home and somehow find the link to the cold case that has haunted Eddison - and the entire Crimes Against Children team - since its inception.

©2019 by Dot Hutchison. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Love but really annoyed

I love this series! I have ever since I read about the butterflies. But sometimes I want to remind the author that not all of us are multilingual. I know a bit of Spanish, but when they go off into conversations it’s very frustrating and makes me wonder what I’m missing.

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What an amazing journey this series has been

I absolutely loved this book. I cried and I laughed. These characters have become like family and good friends. I just can not say enough about how much this book touched my soul.

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  • Ann
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NO MYSTERY HERE

I selected this audiobook because it was advertised as a mystery and the exceptional Will Damron was listed as the primary narrator (his name being listed first). But after struggling to listen to the very end of the story, I felt swindled; this is not a mystery, and Damron's role is extremely limited (perhaps 15% of the narration). The story begins okay within the mystery genre but quickly sinks into hours of totally non-mystery-related dialogue and monotonous juvenile and unprofessional interactions among the FBI agents assigned to the case (including the preachy agent Eliza Sterling, adequately narrated by Jesse Vilinsky), all of which is totally unnecessary and eventually becomes rather irritating. The male FBI character Brandon Eddison (Damron's role) is unlikeable, with extreme anger and guilt issues that need urgent psychological intervention. This audiobook is a definite "no, Dude".

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worth it

Good book not as great as previous but still well worth the read! love Dot hutchison

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Beautiful ending to a wonderful series!

Loved the story and how it ended. Excellent narration though the male felt unnecessary. Must read!

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Not the best

I loved the butterfly garden and the sequel to that wasn’t as good but manageable. This one it’s painful to get through. The storyline isn’t good and feels rushed. It’s all over the place and too long. I wanted to enjoy the last of the trilogy but each book has a decline in storyline and plot for me.

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Feds with lives behind their cases

Fourth in a series. Each one solved a mystery and solved deeper into the characters of different feds on the team.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series.

Please don't let it end here. We need a book 5. I need a book 5. The writing style is excellent, the narration is spot on. Dot Hutchinson, I will go wherever you will take me.

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absolutely loved it!

what a great way to end this series. at least I think! LOL absolutely loved the perspective of Eliza, and learning more about Eddison.

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Loved it!

Must read. It will be more enjoyable if you read the others first but it could stand alone. Not many books can make me cry by getting so absorbed into the story but this book is extraordinary !!