This book is the conclusion of an emotionally intense trilogy that has you so involved with the characters that they feel real. And, while you probably could just read this book without having read the previous two books, don’t. They build upon each other making an epic story that you won’t want to miss even a little of. Relationships can be hard and this story shows the value of working on them. It’s friends, spouses, families and so much more. People change and grow yet their ability to care never changes. I loved this book, almost as much as I loved the first one. At times I was smiling and others I was cringing as I followed the lives of several characters that weren’t perfect. There were turns in this book I never expected and others that I hoped for. From start to finish this trilogy has kept my interest. Mr Kaufman is an author to watch as these are his first books. Based on how terrific these are I can only imagine what will come next!
Preston Wilson is reeling from shock. How could his friend do this to him? Suddenly, his New York store is in a position Preston never expected it to be in and he has the FBI showing up on his doorstep. His daughter, Kat, is working on her journalism career but her stories have touched a few people who don’t want to be touched. Plus her boyfriend doesn’t seem to be around when she needs him. Preston’s wife is wondering about her marriage and these financial problems at the store aren’t helping. Things will change dramatically before any type of normal will return.
It all started with a blind promise – now Preston Wilson faces a dilemma that will ultimately destroy him or define him.
In The Collectibles, Book one of The Collectibles Trilogy, Kaufman delivers the gripping and unforgettable story of Joe Hart and Preston Wilson, two strong men from different worlds – one touched by tragedy, the other by greed – brought together by a promise that changes six lives forever.
In The Concealers, Book Two of the trilogy, Kaufman’s readers meet Katherine Kelly, a budding journalist driven to find the truth. As she investigates bank fraud in Long Island, she discovers the identity of her father, only to learn that he is being drawn into her investigation. Too soon, she learns the agony and price of the truth she seeks.
In The Conciliators, the conclusion of The Collectibles Trilogy, Preston Wilson’s life is once again imploding – this time as headline news, bylined by Katherine Kelly. Under fire thanks to the financial shenanigans of a longtime friend, the CEO finds himself in trouble with the FBI, the Russian mafia, and his creditors. If he doesn’t come up with a plan – and quickly – he could lose everything and find himself, his wife, and his shareholders in prison. Inspired by Joe Hart’s life lessons, Preston sets a new course, vowing to fight for what matters most: his family, his friends, and the Collectibles.