In this spellbinding novel about a woman whose past is catching up with her, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts dazzles readers 'a story you won't be able to put down' (Library Journal)
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 is looking forward to making a home of her own.
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...
'A read to be savored . . . Roberts has an unparalleled ability to paint a picture with words . . . and the story is expertly executed.' -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Romance powerhouse Nora Roberts blends spine-tingling suspense with breathless romance, topping it all off with a moody and seductive gothic atmosphere. Naomi Bowes, daughter of a notorious serial killer, is looking for a fresh start when she buys a crumbling cliffside mansion overlooking the ocean. Mechanic Xander Keaton might be her first real chance at love, but both he and Naomi will have to escape the dangers of her past first. Deadly threats and romantic yearning work together to make The Obsession a book fraught with delicious tension.
Romance queen Roberts entices readers with a winning tale in which a woman tries to embrace love even as horrific events of her past threaten her happiness. Naomi Bowes was just a young girl living in West Virginia when she discovered a cellar where her father was keeping his latest rape victim. After helping the victim escape and getting the police involved, Naomi and her mother and brother try to go on with their lives, though it's a constant struggle. The past seems to constantly encroach on Naomi's life, even though she changes her name and lives with her uncle and his husband. Years later, Naomi is a successful photographer who finds solace in the small town of Sunrise Cove, Wash., where she buys an old house and works on remodeling it. She also finds unexpected love with local mechanic Xander Keaton. As she lets him into her heart, her world is shattered by a series of gory murders. Roberts has an unparalleled ability to paint a picture with words readers will easily picture Naomi's photographic art and her rambling home with its beautiful view and the story is expertly executed. Sizzling romance, affable characters, and enticing suspense make this a read to be savored.
An interesting twist to a serial killer tale.
Well paced throughout with doses of humour, romance and emotion.
Ms Roberts at her storytelling best.