Publication Date: Available Now from Piatkus
Source: Review Copy
She changed her name. She changed her life. But someone won’t let her go. The brand-new novel of love, drama and hope from legendary Nora Roberts.
Naomi Carson is a survivor. As a child, her family was torn apart by a shocking crime. It could have destroyed her, but Naomi has grown up strong, with a passion for photography that has taken her all around the world.
Now, at last, she has decided to put down roots. The beautiful old house on Point Bluff needs work, but Naomi has new friends in town who are willing to help, including Xander Keaton – gorgeous, infuriating and determined to win her heart.
But as Naomi plans for the future, her past is catching up with her. Someone in town knows her terrifying secret – and won’t let her forget it. As her new home is rocked by violence, Naomi must discover her persecutor’s identity, before it’s too late.
I’m a long time fan of Nora Roberts both when she’s being Nora Roberts and J D Robb – one thing you can rely on is a darn good story well told, “The Obsession” is exactly that.
It is quite a dark one for this author – darker perhaps than her normal romantic suspense – but for me that made it all the better. Considering the title it won’t come as any surprise that this is a book about obsession in its most dangerous form – it also has an engaging heroine with a very compelling and heart wrenching past who is trying to build a new future.
Nora Roberts has a gorgeous tone and truly imaginative detail in her prose that just works so well, absorbing you into the story and into the lives of her characters. Whilst I’m not a fan of romance as a thing, within the narrative of “The Obsession” I did get really into the Xander/Naomi yin yang and was rooting for them all the way. But the real pleasure of this one for me came from the deeper, mystery elements and the sometimes very emotive back story, the past colliding with the present and threatening Naomi’s hopeful happiness, intriguing all the way.
I did work out the end before it came but that really did not detract from the important thing – that of the tale itself and the often addictive events unfolding. Beautifully drawn characters and a story of multiple layers, The Obsession was a blinking good read.
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