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The Obsession by Nora Roberts

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List Price: £16.99


Hardcover: 464 Pages.

Published: 14 April 2016 by Piatkus

ISBN: 0349407754

EAN: 9780349407753

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.


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A light but entertaining romantic suspense novel

Nora Roberts writes romantic suspense with the emphasis on the romance. They're not particularly gory and are rather predictable but they are easy and enjoyable reading, if you like that sort of thing, and I do. This book has a reasonable amount in common with her previous title "The Witness" but just escapes being very similar because the main character is very different.

Naomi made an horrendous discovery when she was a child that significantly affected her family. Now she is older she has made a career as a photographer and is now looking to settle down in an isolated old house which needs a lot of renovation. She finds the small town in which she lives to be very welcoming and there is a prospective love interest in local mechanic Xander - it is as she becomes settled that she discovers that the past may not be finished and that she has a stalker.

The plot isn't very complex and the identity of the bad guy isn't really a challenge but the story is nicely done and engaging. It is always goo to see an independent and brave heroine although this is muted because it seems that she really needs a man to complete her life (it's a romantic suspense so you need expect nothing else). There are a number of reasonably developed minor characters and the dialogue is entertaining. I would have liked Xander to have a bit more to him than he has here as he does seem a bit bland.

There is nothing here that we haven't seen many times in this author's work but this is a well put together and enjoyable read of its type. If you like a light romantic suspense novel then this is very much one for you.I received a free copy of this novel from the publishers via NetGalley.

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