Collecting Cooper

Collecting Cooper

A Thriller

Paperback - 2011
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From the international bestselling author of Blood Men comes a gripping new thriller that paints a brutally vivid picture of a killer's mind.

People are disappearing in Christchurch. Cooper Riley, a psychology professor, doesn't make it to work one day. Emma Green, one of his students, doesn't make it home. When ex-cop Theodore Tate is released from a four-month prison stint, he's asked by Green's father to help find Emma. After all, Tate was in jail for nearly killing her in a DUI accident the year before, so he owes him. Big time. What neither of them knows is that a former mental patient is holding people prisoner as part of his growing collection of serial killer souvenirs. Now he has acquired the ultimate collector's item--an actual killer.

Meanwhile, clues keep pulling Tate back to Grover Hills, the mental institution that closed down three years ago. Very bad things happened there. Those who managed to survive would prefer keeping their memories buried. Tate has no choice but to unearth Grover Hills' dark past if there is any chance of finding Emma Green and Cooper Riley alive.

For fans of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs, and Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series, Collecting Cooper is another "relentlessly gripping, deliciously twisted, and shot through with a vein of humor that's as dark as hell" (Mark Billingham) novel by this glimmering new talent in the crime thriller genre.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, c2011.
Edition: 1st Atria pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781439189627
1439189625
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 21 cm.

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Apr 18, 2013

As with the other Paul Cleave novels I've read, this one was a bit difficult to get involved in. There were many converging characters that had to be developed before everything fell into place. Many unexpected twists and turns--hard to put this book down!! Great story, but a bit too gruesome for me at points. 7 out of 10 for me on this one.

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