Review: Specter by Susan Kaye Quinn

Posted October 27, 2014 by Lola in Release Day, Review, Sci-Fi / 2 Comments

specterSpecter (Debt Collector #11)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Recommended: start with Season One.

*pre-order of the full season available

What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Wraith’s first encounter with Gehenna is not going to be her last. Her attempt to keep the two sides of her life separate is about to be stress-tested to the breaking point.

Contains mature content and themes.

Specter is approximately 12,000 words or 48 pages, and is the second of nine episodes in the second season of The Debt Collector serial. This dark and gritty future-noir is about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going into debt risks a lot more than your credit rating.

It is recommended that you start with the first season, but each season is a complete story for that debt collector and can serve as an entry point to the series. There are five planned seasons in the Debt Collector series, the first four each from the perspective of a different debt collector with the fifth season bringing all four together.


Season One – Lirium
(Episodes 1-9: Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy, Broken, Driven, Fallen, Promise, Ruthless, Passion)

My Review:
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

After reading the first book in this season I was eagerly awaiting this one, it’s strange how waiting a week for the next episode can seem so long while for some books you have wait years. So I was happy when I finally got the chance to dive into Specter. Specter is short and sweet and still contains so much story.

The mysterious organization about which was hinted in Wraith is expanded on in this episode, combined with the other story threads about Wraith like her mercy hits and the company she’s part of. While we learn more about the mysterious organization, it stays mysterious and I think I have more questions then when I started this book, but I am also intrigued and the next episode seems too far away. I really admire how Susan can write this episodic format and puts enough story in each books, not end it with a cliffhanger, but still makes you hunger for the next book. Now that’s what I call great writing.

There’s an interesting development between Wraith and Wyatt in this book and I wish we got more. The scenes seemed to short and I just wanted there to be more, but it also made sense for Wraith ton react this way.

To conclude: While Specter was a short episode, it’s full of story. I liked learning new things and adding even more questions to my list. There’s a hint of romance, but it isn’t explored a lot yet. I can’t wait for the next episode!


You can add Specter to your to-read list on Goodreads

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Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Delirium (Debt Collector #1) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Agony (Debt Collector #2) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Ecstasy (Debt Collector #3) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Broken (Debt Collector #4) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Driven (Debt Collector #5) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Fallen (Debt Collector #6) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Promise (Debt Collector #7) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Ruthless (Debt Collector #8) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Passion (Debt Collector #9) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Debt Collector Season One (Debt Collector #1-9) – 5 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Wraith (Debt Collector #10) – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Faery Swap – 4 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Free Souls (Mindjack Trilogy #1) – 5 stars
– Susan Kaye Quinn – Third Daughter (The Dharian Affairs Trilogy #1) – 5 stars


2 responses to “Review: Specter by Susan Kaye Quinn

    • I think season 2 will have 9 episodes, just like season 1. So they will go till episode 18 when both seasons are released. The first season doesn’t end with a cliffhanger, in fact season 2 feels like a totally different story, but set in the same world. They will be connected in the final season 5. So I would recommend to just start season 1 now ;).

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