The riveting 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.
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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.
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Couldn’t put it down!
This book didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put it down , great story from start to finish!
Still stands up as a great book. I still love the characters and the story. And, Tag, that most wonderful dog!
Thank you Nora Roberts for keeping me entertained during the many hours I have to spend in “down time “!
Boy, Did I enjoy this book?Yes I did! Responsible for saving a young woman’s life and getting her father arrested for multiple, when she was eleven, grows up becomes successful in her career, falls in love, goes through several exciting and suspens-ful events and gets her ma. Can’t ask for much more because it was well written.