The Obsession

The Obsession

Book - 2016
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The riveting new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Liar .
"She stood in the deep, dark woods, breath shallow and cold prickling over her skin despite the hot, heavy air. She took a step back, then two, as the urge to run fell over her."
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father's crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can't outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, a rambling old house in need of repair, thousands of miles away from everything she's ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the kindly residents of Sunrise Cove keep forcing her to open up--especially the determined Xander Keaton.
Naomi can feel her defenses failing, and knows that the connection her new life offers is something she's always secretly craved. But the sins of her father can become an obsession, and, as she's learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2016
Edition: Berkley hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780399175169
Characteristics: 453 pages ;,24 cm


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Jan 13, 2018

Loved this book! Great characters and a wonderful story. Couldn't put it down.

romance_nerd Aug 25, 2017

As always, I enjoyed the characters Roberts created and since she's a master at developing relationships I wanted to be friends with everyone in town. Xander was so charming and confident and just enough cocky to be appealing without becoming annoying or a jerk. He was the perfect personality to counter Naomi who is very set in her ways.

Jun 09, 2017

Nora Roberts once again tells us a suspenseful tail that keeps you hooked. The romance as usual was a perfect blend of people meant for each other. You will enjoy this one.

Feb 08, 2017

This was a good suspense novel about a young girl who witnesses horrific things and still manages to turn her life around and find love and career.

Jan 13, 2017

I enjoyed this book by Nora Roberts. I like her light romance and mystery combinations. If you don't want anything too heavy and are looking for a fast read, I would recommend it.

Dec 29, 2016

It was good at first, but went downhill fast... In the end, I couldn't continue this. I got so sick of reading about the paint color choices for the walls, furniture, landscaping--like seriously, where is the evil guy already?!! There was just way too much emphasis on Naomi's home renovation and not enough "suspense," which is nonexistent since I already figured out the villain from the very beginning. Major disappointment.

Nov 24, 2016

The beginning of the book was bang on and the whole investigation process was pretty solid as well. I just feel that it was dragged on a little too much, and that the identity of the serial killer was a major let down. I was hoping for a stronger connection of 'the obsessor' with Naomi. In addition, despite Roberts writing being wonerful for the most part, there was still this disconnection that I had also felt with her as J.D. Robb in her In Death series.

Franln Oct 15, 2016

Good story. A little mystery mixed with a little romance. Fun read.

Oct 14, 2016

An excellent read. The main character survived horrendous trauma, was saved by an estranged family member and built a tight family unit.

She moved around a lot as an adult to escape people finding out who she was until she found a place she could call home and started to build a life.

When echoes from the past show up in her new town she finds a support system to get through it one she'd never known outside her family and how the story plays out will; of course, surprise you.

Sep 07, 2016

not a good read got good at the beginning then it dwindled more and more i just couldn't keep interested in it

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