This long awaited sequel is worth the wait. Once again, you quickly become part of the story and the twist and turns become as personal to you as they are to the characters. Once again, Preston is one of the main characters and while he’s not the most lovable, you can’t help but to want him to grow emotionally and to get shook up enough to see past his own selfish desires. Lies, fraud, new found love, unexpected consequences and so much more are part of this book which pulls family ties almost to the breaking point and yet in other places close friends and family is what holds you together. It’s a roller coaster ride that you won’t want to get off of! Better yet, there is another book coming which I hope doesn’t take as long as this one.
If you haven’t read the first book, The Collectables, you can enjoy this story with no problem. However, the first was totally awesome and well worth reading. All of the main characters in the first book are present in some way in this second giving those that have read the first book a chance to catch up with them and see how they are doing.
Katherine always thought her father died before she was born but after some research she learns that he couldn’t have been her father. After confronting her mother, she learns that her father is a wealthy car dealer, Preston, and that until recently he had no idea that he had a daughter. Preston has been working hard to keep his marriage together but they seem to be drawing apart once again. It doesn’t help that his son has been born hearing impaired and the couple thinks differently on how to deal with the problem. Will adding Katherine to this strained marriage take it to the point of no return? And, Katherine has just graduated as an investigative reporter. In her new job, she is making her name of herself uncovering banking fraud and corruption. Soon, though her probing is going to put her in a place she doesn’t expect to be.
Expect to be so wrapped up in this story that these characters begin to feel as if you know them and their problems, hopes and dreams are real.
Katherine Kelly’s mentor says she has the makings of a good reporter, but to be great, she must learn to find the emotional core of a story and not hold back in its telling. Then he suggests one last grad school assignment: find someone who has influenced her family and tell that story.
Katherine decides to pursue the only family story that has eluded her all her life: the identity of the father she never knew. Her mother, knowing her persistent daughter won’t stop until she gets the truth, breaks her years of silence and makes the call she always swore she would never make.
The reality of her father stands in stark contrast to the father of her dreams, and Katherine realizes she must decide for herself who her father really is: the guardian of a group of wounded souls he calls “The Collectibles,” the attentive father of a newly discovered daughter, the person of interest in a bank fraud investigation . . . or a little of all three.
Blood is deeper than principle, or so she is told. And a great journalist follows a story wherever it leads. It’s Katherine’s call, and only she can make it.