The Obsession By Nora Roberts Book Review

The Obsession Book Cover The Obsession
Nora Roberts
Mystery thriller suspense fiction
April 12,2016

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.

Now a successful photographer living under the name Naomi Carson, she has found a place that calls to her, thousands of miles away from everything she’s ever known. Naomi wants to embrace the solitude, but the 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 as she’s learned time and again, her past is never more than a nightmare away.




I can say that this book had my attention from the beginning. Can you imagine being a young girl and finding out your father is a serial killer. Naomi was about to turn 12 in a few days. She was excited because she had asked her parents for a bike. Late one night her dad went outside and she thought that maybe he was putting together her bike. Unfortunately what she found would ruin her life. She followed him to an abandoned cellar. Waiting for him to come out, because she wanted a sneak peek. As he came out she saw something in him that was horrifying. She decided maybe it was a bad idea to see what he was doing when she heard what sounded like sobs. She was strong enough to go down and find Ashley. She helped Ashley to the police station and did what she needed to and turned her dad in. The story then takes you through her life with her family and growing up, keeping all of this hidden deep down inside. Until she met Xander. Now as an adult she is having to go through the horror again. She found a woman’s body. It showed evidence of the same things that her dad’s victims had. It was not as predictable as I thought at first, as I totally had the killer pegged wrong. I love that, that it takes you through turns that keep you guessing.

Now this was a very good read kept my interest, did get a bit slow as she was growing up but I know it’s because the author was working back up to the suspense. Definitely a very well written book. The character build up was very good. Always a good pick with Nora Roberts.

I am a mother of two wonderful, beautiful girls. Growing up I read a lot. Stephen King, V C Andrews, and JR Tolken were among my favorites.

Now that my girls are all grown up and I have moved on to a great life I have finally picked it up again.

When I was younger I dabbled in writing my own stories but never persued it. Also dabbled in writing poetry. I was a journalist and photographer in high school.



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